“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” – Marcel Proust “I travel a lot; I hate having my life disrupted by routine.” – Caskie Stinnett When Jenny and I tell people that we spent nearly three months traveling through South America (and that we’ve also done … More Everything You Need to Know about Long-Term Travel
Following up on our post about Argentine food, we thought we’d talk next about Argentine drinks. While the country is known worldwide for its red wine, there are several other beverages (alcoholic and otherwise) that are worth trying. Malbec Ok, we’ve got to start with this famous, robust red wine. The malbec grape was originally … More How to Drink Like an Argentine
To say that we ate our way across Argentina would be a fair statement. Trying new foods is one of the great pleasures of travel and this trip did not let us down, so we thought we’d write a short post (which turned very long) about what it’s like to eat in Argentina. In a … More How to Eat Like an Argentine
Ever wonder where your table salt comes from? Me neither! But if you live in Argentina there’s a good chance that the salt you eat came from the Salinas Grandes in Salta, the northwestern province of the country. This region is unlike any other part of the country. There are deserts, high valleys, llamas, and … More Salinas Grandes: The Great Salt Flats
In our last post we talked about three different festivals in Mendoza, and we didn’t even get to the main event! Our major reason for visiting Mendoza was the wine harvest festival, known as the Vendimia. After the other festivals, instead of the city quieting down and going back to business, the parties and merriment … More Mendoza Part 2: Red Wine and Produce-Chucking Beauty Queens
We came for the wine, we stayed for the city. At least that’s how it happened in Mendoza, Argentina. We decided to visit Mendoza during the annual grape harvest festival, known as the Vendimia. We didn’t really know what the festival involved but it sounded like something worth investigating. I mean, Mendoza is known around … More Mendoza Part 1: A Festival of Festivals
If you’ve been following us on Facebook or Instagram you’ve probably seen a bunch of pictures of glaciers. That’s because there are a lot of them in Argentina and they’re really cool (get it? cool… glacier… sorry). But if you’ve seen one gigantic mass of ice you’ve seen them all, right? Actually Argentina has about 40 … More What’s Cooler than Being Cool? Glaciers.
We are currently in El Bolson living aboard an Earthship. If you missed that story, check it out here. This town is great and always makes for a good adventure. I sent the following email to my brother the other day but it’s such a weird story that I thought I’d repost it here with … More Craft beer, rock & roll, and a weird night in El Bolson
One thing that we love about traveling is having the opportunity to be guests in so many different and varied houses. We see how people live in Thailand and Portugal, we meet interesting people in hostels, we daydream about being hoteliers at B&Bs, and sometimes we get to stay in really unique places like a … More Life Aboard the Earthship
After a few days in Buenos Aires we hopped on a plane and headed as far south as we could go. This placed us in the city of Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world and the closest place to Antarctica. It’s summer here and Buenos Aires can be very hot, but Ushuaia is much … More Tierra del Fuego and Penguins!