How to Get a Bolivian Visa (and Cross the Border) if you’re from the USA

The following post details how to get a Bolivian visa, and our experience completing the border crossing in June 2018, at the border station near San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. […]

Let’s Go to San Pedro…de Atacama

Country Chile | City San Pedro de Atacama | Dates May 31 – June 3 | Accommodation Hostel Base Camp We took an overnight Pullman bus from La Serena to San Pedro de Atacama, which was grueling and awful […]

Unplanned Visit to Chile’s Elqui Valley

Country Chile | City Pisco, Elqui Valley | Dates May 29-30 | Accommodation Cosmo Elqui (Rivadavia location) We had not planned on going to Elqui Valley. In fact, we had never heard of Elqui Valley. But our […]

La Serena & Coquimbo

Country Chile | Dates May 27-29 | Accommodation Cosmo Elqui Valley (La Serena Location) We decided to stop along our way to the Atacama, to see some not-so-visited towns and break up days […]

Transit Highlights: Onboard the Pullman Bus

Pullman Bus Situations || We arrived at the bus station for our trip north, and approached the counter to have our ticket printed showing the man our confirmation code. He said […]

Valparaíso & Viña del Mar in 1 Day

Country Chile | Date May 26 | Accommodation Valparaíso day trip from Santiago My sister went to Valparaíso and Viña del Mar years ago and my mom didn’t want to do a ton […]

To Santiago We [Santia]Go

Country Chile | Dates May 23-27 | Accommodation Hotel Galerias | Note: This post is a “travel guide” about things to do in Santiago Chile I awoke at 4am for my flight to Santiago, […]

Patagonia: From Punta Arenas to Tierra del Fuego [Plus Penguins]

Country Chile | Dates May 21-23 | Accommodation Hospedaje Magallanes  I took the bus from Puerto Natales to Punta Arenas, where 2 unsavory characters with bristly facial hair sat behind me and […]

Patagonia: Torres del Paine…In My Butt

Disclaimer: Despite the name of this post, I quite enjoyed this National Park in Patagonia. What I didn’t enjoy were the many hours of sitting in a cramped bus on the […]

Purse, money, passport and other valuables secured for travel.

How to Secure Your Valuables While Traveling (On Person)

When traveling there is, of course, always a risk of being robbed. While this can happen anywhere (even in your hometown), it’s often of most concern when on the road. Some […]