• Europe
  • Leg Two: European Summer

    My year-long sabbatical is being broken up into four (4) parts. I began with South America, then followed with Europe, Central America came next, and I will end in Asia. So here, I will begin to document the second leg: my adventures in Europe. My goals in Europe were two-fold: (1) Visit friends, both new […]

  • Chile
  • Valparaíso

    The one-time jewel of the South Pacific, Valparaiso stands out like a black sheep in the otherwise prosperous nation of Chile. “Valpo”, as it is called, has fallen on hard times since the 1950s and the opening of the Panama Canal. Unemployment is rampant, gangs of dogs roam the streets (oddly attacking the drunken homeless […]

  • El Chaltén
  • Fitz Roy

    What an amazing experience! Nestled in Southern Patagonia, El Chaltén exists for one reason and one reason only – as a gateway to the beautiful beast that is Fitz Roy. There are two main day hikes to Fitz Roy. You start with the beautiful Laguna Torre which brings you to a beautiful lake with the […]

  • Argentina
  • El Bolsón

    El Bolsón is a little hippie town two hours south of Bariloche. It’s an eco-travellers’ dream, filled with organic farms, beautiful scenery, a vibrant market, and artisanal cervezas. I initially went by myself but Eden later joined me. We stayed at the eco-friendly, sustainable Earthship Patagonia. The concept is pretty rad: the rain water is […]

  • Bariloche
  • Cerro Catedral

    Initially I wasn’t sure I wanted to return to Bariloche. After all, this trip was supposed to be about new experiences, and I’d been there before in 2014. And while that visit was amazing (beautiful experiences, beautiful connections), it would seem prudent to head for “undiscovered countries”. However, I felt that I had unfinished business […]

  • Buenos Aires
  • Adiós Buenos

    I really can’t say that BA is my favorite city. It seems to lie in this awkward limbo between Latin America and Europe. It’s a little bit of both, and a little bit of neither. It’s cleaner and safer than most of South America, but the cost is the vibrancy and colors which paint its […]