One Week in Buenos Aires

When we left off, Logan and I had just spent an extended weekend in Santiago, and were unfortunately feeling a little drained. Logan couldn't find shoes in his size (seriously, that's a real problem) so we hadn't been able to go out to a club or do any dancing, something I really wanted to make…

30 Things I’ve Learned in 30 Years

Well, my friends, the day has finally arrived. This Wednesday, I will turn 30. Real adulthood. The big 3-0. Halfway between young adulthood and midlife. Too old for crop tops, too young for clogs (just kidding — I plan to keep wearing both). I’m not going to pretend turning 30 isn’t at least a little…

There Are Worse Ways to Turn 30: My Birthday Trip to San Diego

For the next blog post or two, I'm going to veer away from my long-running story about my travels in South America last year. But don't worry — I WILL be writing up posts on the rest of those adventures soon! For now, though, I have other fun stories to tell you... For the past…

Beach Vibes and City Lights: From Arica to Santiago, Chile

Disclaimer: This is a long one. It's taken me a while to get all of these South America posts written, and that's because it's been a super busy time in my life. Logan and I have officially moved (back, in my case) to Chicago. Back in March, when we made the decision to move to…

How (Not) To Cross The Border from Peru Into Chile

I left off in Arequipa, the second-largest city in Peru and the town from which Logan and I traveled to the Colca Canyon. It's been a while since I posted, I know - and I still have a lot to share with you guys (like, three more countries' worth of stories), which I plan to do over the…

Peru is For Lovers: Cusco, Machu Picchu and Arequipa

Okay, so in a lot of ways, Peru wasn't the most romantic setting in the world. But it's who you're with that matters. Logan and I really enjoyed our time exploring all sorts of landscapes throughout Peru. We saw deserts and jungles and beaches. We met friends from Peru, Switzerland, Argentina, South Korea and the…

3 Days in Lima’s Most Artsy, Imaginative Neighborhoods

I'm writing this update from the common area of our hostel in Cusco, looking at a wall that's brightly painted with birds, flowers and leaves - an accurate portrayal of the colors and sights of Peru. Cusco is our second stop, and also the base for our trek up to Machu Picchu, the famous Incan…