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South America

Argentina Patagonia Part I: 4-Days in Ushuaia

Beagle Channel Boat Tour in Ushuaia, Patagonia Argentina

Day 1: Travel from Salta to Ushuaia We concluded our whirlwind road trip in Northern Argentina and headed South to explore Patagonia. The first stop was to Ushuaia, a city located at the furthest southern point of the world, and thus claims its “End of the World” title. Argentina is approximately 3,600km (2,300 miles) in length. Traveling from North to very Southern tip took us nearly 12 hours door-to-door. From … Read more

Northern Argentina Road Trip from Salta

Northern Argentina Road Trip

After a few days of settling into Argentina in Buenos Aires, we flew up north to Salta to begin a whirlwind of a four-day Northern Argentina road trip. If we had more time, I would have doubled the length of this itinerary and spend two nights in each destination. Whenever possible, I try to spend more than one night at each place. The constant packing and unpacking get rather cumbersome, … Read more

4 Days in Colorful​ Buenos Aires

La Boca in Buenos Aires, Argentina

On our full-time travel, we picked destinations based on our global set of friends and families. Xav’s brother lives in Uruguay, so we decided to escape winter and migrate down to the Southern hemisphere. We kicked off our three-month South America tour with a 4-day stay in Buenos Aires, visiting a good friend from grad school on her Foreign Service tour.  Accommodation We stayed with my friend in the Palermo … Read more

Farmhouse Experience in Uruguay with Workaway

2019 is the year that we would put ourselves completely out of our comfort zone. This journey began in January with a 3-week stay at a permaculture farm with an American family in rural Minas, Uruguay. We found this family on Workaway, and this was our first experience with an Workaway host. Bonnie, the matriarch of the family, had provided detailed information on the living situation (a tent), that the … Read more