dog-friendly travel

Dog-friendly travel

Yes, you can travel overland with your dog(s)! We have met many travelers in the Americas with their dogs, and most of them were like us–not the richest, not the most organized, not the most Spanish-speaking. If you want to…

MILO IS FAMOUS

I was excited to receive my two complimentary copies of The Bark today, which features this:   No, it’s not an entire spread on Milo (although he does have some fascinating views on low-income housing in the Bay Area). It’s…

Pony Homecoming

We got our van back! Tuesday afternoon, as Team USA was losing to Team Belgium, we took Milo in a rental car and drove down to Port Hueneme in Ventura County. We were a bit apprehensive, as the month of…

Coming home

My friends here have a specific term we use when talking about the act of returning from a long trip: re-entry. I’m not quite sure who coined it (Sam? Lindsay?), but to me the breathless descent through the atmosphere that…

North-ward bound

It was tough to pull ourselves away from Ushuaia. Not only did we enjoy some spectacular weather and the great company and hospitality of some new friends, but it also meant beginning the journey back home. Even though we have…

Into the great wide open

When we reached Punta Arenas, we checked into a hotel as a respite from two things that have become very difficult–staying warm at night, and fast Internet. We’ve seen so much in the past two weeks that it seems like…

City Beautiful

During our not-always-enjoyable month in Buenos Aires, I turned to Juan in Costanera Sur and asked him: Do you think Buenos Aires is a beautiful city? We discussed. The answer, we agreed, was ‘no.’ Buenos Aires may have beautiful parts,…

From East to West

After leaving Punta Alta, we traversed Argentina from its Atlantic Coast to its Western edge, in a matter of days. This meant crossing the low-lying plains of La Pampa. It felt like driving through the Great Plains on any rural…

A toast to 2013

This has been one of the most challenging and rewarding years, and most of my clearest memories are of the moments that were similarly both difficult and beautiful. Here are some of the year’s stickiest memories. Chiapa de Corzo fiestas…

Anti-climax

Machu Picchu is not an easy place to get to. If you’re coming from anywhere outside Peru, your best-case scenario is a flight into Lima, a flight from Lima to Cusco, a two-hour train ride to Aguas Calientes (aka Machu…