Today is my one year anniversary of leaving full-time permanent employment with the city to “take some time off”. I can’t believe that a year has already gone by. As I strolled down Revere Beach yesterday and realized it had been a full year to the day, I started to reflect on what I’ve done … More A Reflection on My “Year Off”
During our travels, we each made a concerted effort to take at least one video every day. Below you will find a video from each of us that contains one-ish seconds of video footage from almost every day. Enjoy!
While traveling, we have the opportunity to be friendly and meet new people – both natives and travelers. Many other cultures seem more friendly than we are in America (or in Boston at least). People will just talk to you on the street, at the beach, or in the market, which is sometimes good and … More Meeting People
For each of our extended trips, we have posted a “by the numbers” blog entry, where we share various statistics from the trip – like how many flights we took, how much it all ended up costing, and much more. You can read about Asia by the Numbers (2012) and Europe By the Numbers (2012). … More By the Numbers
After almost 20 hours of continuous travel, we are happy to report we safely arrived home on Thursday afternoon! It was a long journey back by way of Texas. Luckily, there was a welcome party waiting for us at the airport: Ok, it wasn’t exactly a welcome party – my brother was at the airport … More Back in the U-S-S-A!
We spent 9 nights in the Andean northwest of Argentina, in the provinces of Salta & Jujuy (pronounced “hoo-hooey”). You saw David’s post about the Salinas Grandes and my post about hospitals and cactuses. Here is David’s map that he made to accompany his notes about the area: We enjoyed time in the Quebrada de … More 4 Reasons to go to Cafayate
(Note: We visited El Chalten in February but just finished this entry) El Chalten is a small village in the middle of nowhere in southern Patagonia within the boundaries of the northern part of Glacier National Park. It has a permanent population of only 1,600 residents (though the number close to doubles during high tourist … More El Chalten & Trekking Our Hearts Out in Southern Patagonia
In today’s world of manicured lifestyle projection on social media, where you get to choose what your online image looks like and everyone’s life looks perfect, we feel the need to write a blog post to keep it real. We keep our blog posts light-hearted and funny, showing all of the fun things we are … More It’s Not all Glaciers, Penguins, Vineyards, and Awesome
Do you know what the inside of an Argentine hospital looks like? I wish I could say that I didn’t know. But I will tell you they are quite nice. It all started when I was walking down from a look-out hill surrounded by cactuses. April Fools! Just kidding! We haven’t been to an Argentine … More Argentine Hospitals & Cactuses
Yesterday: We took a local bus in Valparaiso, Chile to a long haul 90 minute bus to Santiago, to a local bus to the airport. Then we flew to Montevideo, Uruguay, and then took a local bus into town. A visual: Bus-> Bus -> Bus -> Plane -> Bus And we still weren’t at our hostel … More It’s a small world after all – a short story