My favorite way to decompress at the end of a long day is by preparing a delicious and healthy dinner. This process is made soothing and enjoyable due to many modern kitchen tools, but none so much as my knife. Continue reading
Travel is a roller-coaster. If you’re doing it right, you spend more time at the top than at the bottom, but every ride has its share of ups and downs. Back home, we talk about what a great time we had: “this restaurant was delicious,” “that hostel was great,” “the experience was not to be missed.” Continue reading
With the sun recently risen, two sleepy backpackers walk down the clean sidewalks where the air smells of sugar, butter, and flour. The city of Mendoza has charms in spades, but “little” it is not. Continue reading
What do you do when you’ve got to cross the border to refresh your 90 day Tourist Visa in Chile? Why, you plan a magical trip to Mendoza, Argentina of course! I foresaw wine tasting, mountain views galore, and the best Italian food found on this side of the Atlantic. Continue reading
Today we’re trading Chile’s little known Colchagua Valley Carmeneres for Argentina’s famed Mendoza Malbecs. Continue reading
5:00am came far too early for all that evening commotion, so we rolled over and hit snooze. It was closer to 7:30am when I stuck my head out of our tent to take in the view. Mostly I was checking to see if Sandy was anywhere in sight. She wasn’t.
The Llama and I just returned from Parque Nacional Cerro La Campana. A healthy dose of endorphins from climbing this 1,800 meter mountain was just what we needed to recharge from city noises, city air, and the pressures of looking for more work. Continue reading