As mentioned in previous posts, we've (sort of) terminado traveling at this point — besides (likely) weekend trips in Patagonia. We've found an awesome city, Villa la Angostura, and plan to stay through the end of the kids' semester, December 12. Then back to the US and (hopefully) not regular life. This will be the … Continue reading Best Of! + Buenos Aires
We decided to fly to Brazil for the kids two-week winter break. We scored a decently cheap flight and it's a country we skirted on the way down. Jungle We've seen a jumble of jungles on this trip. Lots in Mexico. Most of Central America. And some in South America. Plus, Andrea and I took … Continue reading Brazil + Fun Facts
For all my tens of readers out there, sorry for the two month lapse. Got distracted. Mainly by the holidays. And good pizza in the States. Getting back on track here now. If only for posterity. Quito We spent four days in Quito before flying back to Boise for the holidays. We crashed in the … Continue reading Catching Up To Now
We didn't actually dance. Thought about it, though. SalentoOur first stop after our two and half month stint in Jardin. Salento is the rich man's Jardin, in that it will cost you more for less of an experience. It's discovered. Gringos roam the streets like the bulls of Pamplona. It's touristy. Hawkers hound you on … Continue reading Last Tango in Colombia
Because two is never enough. HalloweenAmerican arrogance. Misguided exceptionalism. I figured that no country, at least no country without a mammoth commercial-holiday-industrial complex where candy corns and costumes and bric-a-braces are hawked for weeks often months before the holiday, could outperform the Untied States. But I figured wrong. Colombia puts on a show. The kids … Continue reading Fun Jardin Quirks #3
Find your beach.... Sailing to PanamaI'm fascinated by sailing. Partly because I have a healthy fear of the ocean. And it's healthy to confront your fears...right....right?! Part of that's because it feels primordial. Sailboats were constructed as early as 4000 BC. And part of that's because of the romance. Finding that hidden white-sand beach. For … Continue reading Islas de San Blas, Panama
After three failed attempts — once near Lake Atitlan in Guatemala, once in Monteverde National Park in Costa Rica, and once in Santa Elena National Park in Costa Rica — we finally saw one! Four in fact. Parque Nacional Los QuetzalesWe decided, or I suppose I forced, we'd give spotting the quetzal one final shot. … Continue reading The Resplendent Quetzal!