Eating Well: Argentina 5.16.17

After months of photos about excellent food I thought an update on exercise might be appropriate. Prior to travel, I worked out regularly at a gym or outdoors. When I made the decision to long term travel, I accepted that exercise as I practiced it at home would not be a part of my routine…

Mendoza, Cordoba, Rosario 4.28.17

Arriving in Cordoba I quickly noticed and appreciated the city’s emphasis on preserving and promoting arts and culture. For example: Cordoba has a central arts related website compiling events, exhibitions, and museum information. I received a branded, color, multi-lingual map created by a graphic designer describing the space and exhibits at each museum I visited. The museums were housed in renovated,…

Santiago & Valparaiso 4.22.19

While buying water in the Santiago airport, I said to the convenience store attendant, “¿Tiene cambio para un billete de 50 pesos?” or, “Do you have change for a 50 peso bill?” He replied, “No.” I responded, “Quiero uno botella de agua. ¿Hay otra mantra de pagar? ¿Se acepta tarjeta de credito?” or “I want water,…

A Visit with my Chilean Family 4.19.17

In 2008-09 I studied abroad in Viña del Mar, Chile. When I reflect on how I decided to travel for a year and why I feel comfortable with this life, I am not surprised to realize my experience abroad in college contributed to my current reality. Studying abroad I developed resiliency and self-sufficiency, personal skills I rely on daily and that are also…