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Getting Back On The Beaten Path At The World’s Largest Salt Flats

Visiting Salar Uyuni, the word’s largest salt flat, is at the top of any South American traveler’s to-do list — and for obvious reasons (see photos). If you’re starting your tour in Bolivia like I was, most salt flats tours originate out of Uyuni, which is my opinion has zero redeeming qualities and not to sound harsh, but spending additional time there should be avoided at all... read more

Getting Off The Beaten Path in Quime, Bolivia

I´d always classified Bolivia as a pretty “off-the-beaten-path” destination, and thought of it as a country rich with opportunity for adventure and you know, poor in tourists. A traveler´s dream, right? So you can imagine my dismay when I arrived in the capital, La Paz, to find I was just another white face in a sea of many, many Gringos. Fine for a minute I suppose, but once I had my fill of... read more

Relaxing on Lake Titicaca: Copacabana & Isla del Sol

While J and I first hit the stunning Lake Titicaca in Puno, Peru, we decided to wait until we crossed the border into Bolivia to really experience it, as we heard that side was ¨better.¨ Though with views like the one below, we were kind of doubting how that was even possible. A quick note on crossing the border into Bolivia as an American citizen: Show up prepared. You need a copy of your passport, a... read more

My Around the World Round Up: Part II

Central Asia.  The collection of countries otherwise known as the “Stans.” But more accurately… the collection of countries people just don’t know about. Well, save for Afghanistan, but it seems we just consider it the Middle East now.  I mean I certainly didn’t know how to spell Kyrgyzstan two years ago. And Tajikistan? To be honest – I may not have known it existed. So how did I end up spending... read more

My Around the World Round Up: Part I

And just like that, it’s over. Months and months of planning, one year of amazing around-the-world adventuring and now I’m back in suburbia, sitting in my sunroom eating a bagel (smoked salmon) and wondering, did that all really happen? I mean, coming back from being away is never easy.  Whether it’s a week at the shore or six months in Asia, there’s always that transitional... read more

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