[recapping our trip, 347 days in] On Friday, April 15, we arrived in Guatemala, after a brief layover in El Salvador. We didn’t know before visiting both El Salvador and Guatemala, but the “holy week” leading up to Easter is a big deal in Latin American countries. As very religious countries, nearly everything shuts down, and Guatemala City was […]

Panama and Costa Rica

[recapping our trip, 336 days in] On Monday, April 3, we flew from Colombia to Panama. With only two days in Panama, we made it a priority to see the canal, and it didn’t disappoint. The sheer scope of the Panama Canal is mind-boggling. During its construction, so many workers died from poor working conditions that […]


[recapping our trip, 326 days in] On Saturday, March 25, 2017, we flew from San Cristobal island in the Galapagos to Bogotá, Colombia. (Remember folks, the university in New York City and the city in South Carolina are spelled COLUMBIA, but the country in South America is spelled COLOMBIA. “Oh,” you’re thinking. That’s right! There […]

The Galapagos Islands

[recapping our trip, 317 days in] On Sunday, March 19, we took a short flight west from Quito, to Santa Cruz island in the Galapagos. Visiting the Galapagos Islands was a complete dream come true, with so much unique wildlife to experience and see while we were there, we had a really great time. (Before reading […]

Quito, Ecuador

[Recapping our trip, 311 days in] After a relaxing week in Asunción, we spent the day flying on Friday, March 10 to Quito, Ecuador. Thanks to my Chase Ultimate Rewards points and a transfer to Singapore Airlines, we were able to fly business class on Star Alliance partner Avianca. In our ten months of travel to this […]

In Pictures: New Zealand

Asuncion, Paraguay

[Recapping our trip, 302 days in] From the beautiful Iguaçu Falls, we took a bus on Sunday, March 5 to Asunción, the capital of Paraguay. The city was hot hot hot for summer, and there wasn’t too much hustle and bustle to see, but we had a nice time relaxing and looking around the city while […]

In Pictures: The Galapagos Islands

In Pictures: Easter Island

Iguaçu Falls

[Recapping our trip, 297 days in] On Thursday, March 2, we finally headed out from Rio de Janeiro, exhausted from the Carnaval season. Thanks to 7,500 British Airways Avios and a small copay per person, we had access to a nice free flight to the western border with Paraguay and Argentina, at the amazing Iguaçu Falls. These […]

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