Author Archives: Sarah

Do You Want to See Pictures?

Yes, we took thousands of pictures during our 13 month trip, and we would love to share them with you.  Below is a website that we will be updating as we go through our pictures, country by country.  So far, … Continue reading

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Home is sweet but catching up with all of our loved ones is even sweeter. We are getting settled back into “real” life in Southeast Portland. Mike starts school next week, and I am looking for full-time employment. It is … Continue reading

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The Last Hurrah: Ecuador: June 22 – June 30

Ecuador was not in our original game plan, but we had a week left of our around-the-world tour, and spending it at the beach sounded perfect. Plus, if we made it to Ecuador, we would have 20 countries in 12 … Continue reading

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Machu Picchu: The Lost City: June 12

The grand finale of our 5 day Salkantay hike was a tour of Machu Picchu. We had seen the ruins from a distance the day prior, but today was the big day that I have been looking forward to for … Continue reading

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You Can’t Ruin the Incas: June 6 – 7

The last “big ticket” item of our year long adventure began with our visit to the Incan ruins around Cusco and would finish with a hike to Machu Picchu. I was super excited to learn more about the Incas and … Continue reading

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Lake Titicaca: More than Dirty Jokes: May 29 – June 1

Lake Titicaca is the world’s largest high altitude lake and is shared between Bolivia and Peru. It is famous for its floating islands made of reeds and for being the site of the origination of the Incas. Mike and I … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Jungle: Chalalan Eco-Lodge (May 19 – 23)

The Amazon Rainforest is a subject that both Mike and I enjoyed learning about in our childhood, and for Mike it has been a dream to visit the rainforest. So what better place than the Madidi National Park in Bolivia, … Continue reading

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Touring the Bolivian Salt Flats: May 10 -14

Now that we were in Tupiza after our long walk, we needed to figure out how to get out of Tupiza to see some of Bolivia’s amazing landscapes. Tupiza is the jumping off point for tours to the far southwest … Continue reading

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Getting North and Embracing the Culture in Argentina: Cordoba, Salta and Cafayate (April 26 – May 4)

Feeling refreshed after several days in the countryside, it was time for us to move on to visit a few of Argentina’s northern cities. On April 26, we said goodbye to our rock dog friend and traveled to Mendoza to … Continue reading

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Wind, Mountains and Chocolate: El Chalten and Bariloche (April 13 – 19)

After our Torres Del Paine hike, it was time to cross back into Argentina and start slowly working our way north. Our first stop was the tiny town of El Chalten, which is the base for climbs of Fitz Roy … Continue reading

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