Hawaii 2017 – Video Post

We somehow fit 4 weeks in Hawaii in a one and a half minute video; it was tough picking out the highlights, but we hope you enjoy! More posts coming soon describing all of the adventures we had in Maui, Oahu, and on the Big Island. -XO Emily

Franz Josef Glacier Tour: A South Island Highlight

As backpackers on a budget, we’re constantly thinking about what items to splurge on during our travels. South America was relatively easy, since the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, a trip to the Amazon, and our PADI Open Water certification were going to be our big ticket items. Before we got to New Zealand, we…

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu – Video Post

Took a while, but I finally went through all the videos and put together this four-minute compilation of our trek on the classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. I’ll be writing a follow up post as well with some tips and more information about what our experience was like. Stay tuned! -Colin

Torres del Paine Top Tips

When we first decided to visit Torres del Paine earlier this year, we initially weren’t even sure when we were going, how we were getting there, what campsites we were staying at, or what a trip to Torres really entailed.  Here are our top tips to help you avoid all of our mistakes: #1. Make your…

Torres del Paine – Video Post

Some quick clips from our weeklong hiking & camping trip in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile! A post covering our top tips for hiking/camping Torres del Paine will be coming soon. -XO Emily

The Marble Caves: A Patagonia Must-See

We took a few small trips while we were residents of Patagonia, one of which was to the Marble Caves. You can visit the Marble Caves from either Puerto Tranquilo or Chile Chico, but we had been advised to go out of Puerto Tranquilo. The boat trip out from Puerto Tranquilo is closer and quicker,…

Arriving in Patagonia

  Mid-November, after spending a full 5 days exploring the busy, modern city of Santiago, we woke up early and ordered an Uber to catch our flight to Balmaceda. Balmaceda is the closest airport to Parador Austral, the lodge where we had the opportunity to work, live, and volunteer. At the airport, we were welcomed…