along the inca trail

You miss a couple flights and suddenly your family doesn’t want to fly with you. So instead, we drove from Mendoza to Valparaiso. 9 hours along the Pan American highway. Luckily it is one of the most beautiful stretches of…

iguazu falls

Every guide and every book says you must visit the falls. They also say it as overpriced a touristy destination as you will find. This time they were right. Iguazu falls are beyond touristy, horrible value for your money and…

palermo soho

Nobody loves a hotel more than I do and nothing makes me happier than being greeted with a “welcome home Mrs. Vogel” from one of my favorite establishments. But lately I’ve been coming around to the whole airbnb/VRBO thing. It…

cartagena

  In preparation for Cartagena Hunter and I dutifully watched Romancing the Stone, completely ignoring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner, determined to be familiar with the city before we arrived. Total waste of time, the movie was actually shot in…

pablo and medellin

Colombia? Hmmmm!?!? Medellin? Are you f**kin' crazy?!?! Such was the reaction when Hunter shared his reading week plans with his friends. Medellin was, for a time, the most dangerous city in the world thanks largely to one man…. Pablo Escobar.…

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