When you pack for an extended trip it can be a bit overwhelming. You don’t want to forget anything, but you also don’t want to carry around a 70 pound backpack. To help, I’ve made a list of the top 30 travel accessories I bring with me when traveling. Aside from specific clothing and toiletry items (which can vary a lot depending on the person and the destination), here are some things you should consider packing to make your next backpacking trip easier and more comfortable. Continue Reading “Top 30 Travel Accessories You Need to Pack”
After visiting Fes a few years back, we knew Morocco was a country we needed to explore more. So, what better time to go than to celebrate our 5 year anniversary? This time we chose to head up into the Rif Mountains to visit the famous blue town of Chefchaouen, or “Chaouen” as it is known by locals. This picturesque place is located just a bus, ferry, and taxi ride away from our home in Cádiz, Spain. It may seem like a bit of a trek to get there, but it really is quite simple and definitely worth it. Continue Reading “A Weekend Guide to Chefchaouen, Morocco”
It has been almost a month since our last update, but the truth is that we have been quite busy and the internet connection has not been the best. Most recently, we spent a few weeks visiting Peru, and we loved it. We focused our visit on Cusco, Machu Picchu, Arequipa, and Mancora. Three very different destinations that are a good representation of the diversity of this country. Here’s a summary of our visit and our main recommendations:
Latin America In Two Months. Sky high Andean cities, Caribbean beaches, rainforest villages, and more hours traveling by bus than I care to count. We’ve been ticking off the days for months now, and it’s finally almost here. On April 29th we will start our two month adventure through Latin America. To be fair, we are really only visiting six countries in Latin America, which is still probably a lot for two months, but we’re going for it. Starting as far south as Santiago, Chile (where we are currently living) and heading north until we reach Havana, Cuba. We’ll be sharing updates and pictures along the way here, so be sure to check back to see what we’re up to. But before it all starts, here is our (very) rough itinerary, plans, and expectations for the next two months.
One of the main reasons people travel or move abroad is to experience a new culture and way of life. This usually comes with big dreams of really immersing yourself in everything a place has to offer. However, it’s not quite so simple. It’s often all too easy to surround yourself with familiar things and never leave your comfort zone. This is not the goal.
14 Foolproof Ways to Spot an American Abroad
This list comes from a wealth of personal experience – being both the super obvious American abroad, and by fine-tuning my “American radar” to be able to locate a fellow ‘murican wherever I go.
Let me start off by saying Morocco is absolutely amazing. The first time I walked around the souks in Marrakech I felt like I was in “Aladdin” and loving every second of it. If you want to go somewhere where you can experience a totally different way of life (at least different from the western world), Morocco is a great place to start. The streets, the food, the way people dress… you probably won’t see much you recognize from your home country. While this is something most travelers crave, it doesn’t come without its challenges. Continue Reading “7 Things You Need To Know Before Visiting Morocco”
Pichilemu is about a 3 1/2 hour bus ride southwest of Santiago and is most famous for its world class surfing. If you’re in Chile and surf, want to learn, or just like watching, you’ll need to make a stop in Pichilemu. It’s an easy place to get stuck in with its beaches, seafood, and small coastal town vibe, but you can easily experience all Pichilemu has to offer in just two or three days if that’s all the time you have. We went for a weekend and managed to hit up all the must-see’s, do’s, and eat’s. Here are a few pointers to get the most out of your time in Pichilemu. Continue Reading “Pichilemu For The Weekend”
When I first came to Chile about a year ago, there was little I really knew about the country. Upon doing a bit of research I learned that it is an isolated country with a hugely varied landscape. Now I realize that this is a description that could be applied to many places, but with Patagonia in the south, the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Andes to the east, and a desert in the north, I came to see that this isolation really was next level. Continue Reading “Atacama: Sandboard, Salt Lakes And Stray Dogs”