We made it to South America! Packing for a 4 month trip is bit of an endeavor. As our living room slowly piled up with more and more things we quickly realized this was going to be quite an expedition. 5 ropes, a triple rack, and 25lbs of energy bars later, we had consolidated everything […]

Andy and I are headed back to South America! And the blog is coming with us! We fly to Patagonia on January 12 and we don’t have much planned beyond that until we return to the states on April 25. I’ll be working remote for Wildland. Andy will be doing what Andy does. We’ll have […]

Well, it finally happened. After close to 10 years of dreaming of skiing in Chile I got to check it off the bucket list. Bluebird skies, fresh snowfall and super fun above tree line runs made for a great day that lived up to all my expectations. Unfortunately, rather than being able to cross that […]

After waking up to pouring rain in ValPo on day 2 we decided to skip further sight seeing and art gazing and head out into wine country. We decided to visit Casas del Bosque winery in the Casablanca Valley and Monte in the Colchagua Valley. The former is known for its whites due to its […]

Valparaiso, or ValPo, is a cute seaside city known for being a colorful, living canvas. We spent 2 days there, taking in the sights and admiring the artwork that is literally on every street corner. It was a lovely, relaxing place to find ourselves after the long car journey from the North. In this case, […]

After successfully crossing the border into Chile (just barely as I had overstayed my visa in Peru by 97 days…) we rented a car in Arica and started the long journey southward to Santiago. We had a whole lot of desert, 1,300 miles and 3 intensive days of family time to look forward to. Plus, […]

After MP and some lovely downtime in Ollanta we took an overnight bus from Cuzco to Arequipa. The bus ride took about 10 hours and included dinner, blankets and terrible American movies dubbed AND subtitled in Spanish. We arrived at Arequipa early and checked into our lovely hotel, Nueva Posada, before venturing out to explore. […]