Posts Tagged With: adventure

April 2017; Monthly Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter; April 2017

IMAGINING:

Last year we traveled through South America and Mexico with carry on size backpacks; staying in airb&b apartments and small hotels. You can read about those adventures in our Trip Reports section. But, our plan was to re-group when we returned from South America to decide what to do next. If we liked traveling in our backpacks we’d continue, probably to Turkey, Greece and the Balkans. If we were tired of backpacking we could buy a recreational vehicle (RV) and tour through North America (Canada, U.S. & Mexico). If we were tired of traveling altogether we could settle back down again, either in the Seattle area or in the American Southwest or in Mexico. Continue reading

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March 2017; Monthly Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter; March 2017

IMAGINING:

Last year we traveled through South America and Mexico with carry on size backpacks and staying in airb&b apartments. This year we’ve traded the backpacks in for a pickup truck and a fifth wheel trailer. A BIG pickup truck and a twenty-seven foot fifth wheel trailer; luxurious after coming out of our small packs. Continue reading

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February 2017, Monthly Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter, February 2017

IMAGINING

We spent January and February ensconced in a comfortable apartment in Chihuahua Mexico to rest up from our year of backpacking through South America and Mexico.  We spent our time visiting with family and friends, planning out our next move, and settled on a plan.  In March we will return to the U.S. and trade in our backpacks for a pickup truck and fifth wheel trailer.  With that we will continue traveling throughout 2017 covering North America from Alaska to Baja, checking out remote mountains, deserts and canyons along the way. Continue reading

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SOUTHERN PATAGONIA; ARGENTINA and CHILE

We had originally planned to stay in South America into January of 2017, but by now, in October 2016, we were tired and had dipped into our reserve travel funds.  So we decided to change things up and treat ourselves to an extravagance for us; a cruise through he fjords of the far south – land’s end at the tip of Patagonia.  But first we would check out Buenos Aires Argentina. Continue reading

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PERU

After surviving hurricanes and the tropical heat of coastal Colombia it was time to follow the Andes southward, this time into Peru.  The transition from the steaming tropics to the chill of Cusco was abrupt, but worth it. Continue reading

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COLOMBIA

 

We decided to leave Ecuador in September 2016, but to where?  We had reservations to tour Machu Picchu in Peru with a friend flying in from Seattle in October, so we had to be there by then.  But, we had four weeks before that to either travel slowly southward through Peru or fly north to Colombia and visit some of our priority destinations in South America; Cartegena, Santa Marta, Tayrona National Park and the remote Guajira Peninsula on the far northern Caribbean coast.  We chose Colombia. Continue reading

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ECUADOR

In August 2016 we started our South American travels in Ecuador in order to take advantage of the South American climate and because it was relatively inexpensive to fly into from the U.S. Our plan was to follow the good weather in South America from Ecuador southward while the Andes mountains were moving from spring towards summer and the Amazon Basin still in “dry” season (somewhat less rainy than “wet” season). As a bonus, the currency used in Ecuador is the U.S. dollar, so we wouldn’t have to struggle with money conversions at first. So, we reserved an Airbnb apartment in Quito Ecuador for eleven days to give us time to rest up and take some short excursions out of the city to the surrounding mountains. Continue reading

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December 2016; Monthly Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter; December 2016:

IMAGINING:

As 2016 comes to a close we are thinking about 2017. We learned a lot last year; lessons we’ll carry with us into the new year. But now we’re planning; should we settle back down, build a home and relax? Or should we hit the road again, explore parts unknown, and learn some more? Continue reading

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November 2016; Monthly Report

Monthly Report; November 2016:

IMAGINING:

As 2016 comes to a close we are thinking about 2017. We’ve pretty much decided to focus on North America next year. Alaska to Baja, or something like that. So, after spending Christmas in Chihuahua Mexico we’ll be heading back to Seattle to gear up for 2017 most likely buying a pickup truck and travel trailer to “camp” our way from north to south until – well, until we get tired of doing that. Continue reading

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October 2016; Monthly Newsletter

Monthly Newsletter; October 2016:

IMAGINING:

Our South American journeys have ended, a little earlier than planned, and now we’re in Mexico City (just in time for the Dias de los Muertos celebration).   We’re resting up and re-supplying in Mexico City (replace some worn-out clothes and our cameras that finally died after their soaking in Hurricane Matthew in Colombia). After a few days in Mexico City we’ll continue on through southern Mexico and Guatemala. Continue reading

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