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Northern Argentina and Chile Landscapes

February 22, 2018 4 Comments »

Northern Argentina Devils Desert

I always wondered how Patagonia became Patagonia. The historical answer is that Magellan in 1520 used the word patagón to describe the Indians of the region. But more than just the history, I wondered how this region became so popular among travelers. It’s a unique region that spans two countries and seems to maintain an […]

Things to do in Cartagena Colombia

August 13, 2015 15 Comments »

things to do in Cartagena

Surprisingly this was my first trip to Colombia; for some reason South America hadn’t demanded my attention yet in my travels. I was eager to leave the cold December in NYC behind to land in hot, steamy Cartagena. The best part –  it was so simple – no super long flight, and no jetlag. Poof! […]

Colombian Culture Moves You

August 6, 2015 3 Comments »

I was expecting a handshake and I received a powerful, emotional hug – one that in my culture is normally reserved for close family or friends. I quickly learned being hugged with gusto was a normal greeting in in the Perez-Cuesta family home in the suburbs of Cartagena Colombia. Like mother, like daughters – each […]

Building Homes in Las Laderas Peru

November 4, 2014 11 Comments »

Las Laderas

The hills of Las Laderas were brown and barren of trees, however they were dotted with little colorful cubes representing simple houses. Josue told me many of these houses built into the hills were filled with single mothers which immediately made my heart sink. The homes were very simple, some made of brick, some of […]

Project Peru

October 28, 2014 3 Comments »

volunteering in Lima

How do you find good, legitimate volunteering opportunities when you travel? I get this question all the time and like most things in life – it takes some work and some luck. When Megan said she wanted to spend some time volunteering abroad I was overjoyed. I was excited to do a volunteer project again […]