South America (27)

Chile’s Valley of the Moon *Video*

Saturday, November 24th, 2012

Valle de la Luna is located in Chile’s Cordillera de la Sal in the northern Atacama desert. Featuring sand and stone formations carved from the wind, it is known for its lunar-like landscapes. In fact, the prototype for the Mars …

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MESSAGE: Bolivia *Videos*

Wednesday, November 21st, 2012

Bolivia, or as I call it: “Mind-blowing Bolivia,” is an intriguing country. Unfortunately, my time here was cut short so I regrettably only had one week in this fascinating country. It was a good thing that I was able to …

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Salar de Uyuni *Fun Photo Essay*

Monday, November 19th, 2012

Here’s a collection of fun photos from the magnificent Salar de Uyuni. Because of the flat terrain, we were able to play with perspective and create a series of bizarre pictures!

Here’re some I like. Which one is your favorite?…

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Stunning Salar de Uyuni *Videos*

Saturday, November 17th, 2012

Bolivia’s stunning Salar de Uyuni is part of the region’s altiplano that was formed along with the Andes Mountains approximately 40,000 years ago. There are actually two major salt deserts: the Salar de Coipasa and the largest Salar de Uyuni.…

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MESSAGE: Arequipa, Peru *Videos*

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Arequipa, Peru’s second largest city, is one of my favorite in South America! It’s known as the “White City” because much of the city is made from sillar, a form of white volcanic stone, which make the entire city shimmer …

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Visiting the Kuna *Video*

Wednesday, October 31st, 2012

One of my favorite aspects of traveling is learning about new cultures – so I was super psyched to visit the Kuna people of the San Blas islands, located off Panama’s Caribbean coast. The Kuna are a population of about …

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San Blas Sailing *Videos*

Monday, October 29th, 2012

I was super excited to set out on my San Blas sail. I had heard of this adventure last year, while making my Trans-Atlantic crossing. At the time, I decided to postpone the trip, so I could spend more time …

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MESSAGE: Colombia’s Coast *Video*

Saturday, October 27th, 2012

Colombia’s Caribbean coast covers more than 50 square miles, or about 10% of all of Colombia’s territory. It has a fun island feel, including colorful houses surround central plazas, dancing in the street, and reggaeton music blaring from houses and …

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Trekking Colombia’s “Lost City”

Saturday, October 20th, 2012

I first heard about the trek to Colombia’s Lost City last year, when I was on my Trans-Atlantic crossing. I decided then that I’d visit Colombia just to do this iconic trek.

The 4-night / 5-day hike covers 44 kilometers …

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Colombia’s “Lost City” *Video*

Saturday, October 13th, 2012

Ciudad Perdida is Colombia’s famed “Lost City,” nestled in the country’s southern Sierra Nevada mountains. This pre-Colombian city was founded around 800 AD, nearly 650 years earlier that Machu Picchu.

Here’s a brief introduction to this ancient city:

Can’t see …

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