Screw Bogota, Gimme All the Cartagena

Okay – before anyone from Bogota gets defensive, I have many many reasons why my time in Bogota was not my fave part of my Remote Year experience so far. It was cold and wet, and that includes being cold inside of buildings, the altitude definitely affected me,...

Medellin: From Most Dangerous to Most Transformed

MEDELLIN…YOU ABSOLUTE STOLE MY HEART! I know I said I could live in Lima. But, I might have to take that back…and it hasn’t even been a month since I left. Because Medellin…oh my god. How do I even start on Medellin and how much I loved the...

RAINBOW MOUNTAIN, PERU: WORTH THE DISASTROUS TOUR?

“This was the worst trek ever.” “I wish I hadn’t even gone.” “It wasn’t worth it.”  Those were just some of the sentiments shared by our 10-ish person group following our day at Rainbow mountain. We’d tacked it...

Lima…The Quintessential Seaside City

I’LL JUST SAY IT NOW…Lima, I love you. I say that and, admittedly, I didn’t even get to see as much of Lima as I would have hoped. As I sit here starting this post, it’s our last day in Lima. We fly to Medellin tomorrow. And yet, I still dig...

The Biggest Adventure of my Life: Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

WHEN DID WE GO: March 23-26, 2018 WHY DID WE GO: Side Trip from Lima, Peru, while on Remote Year HOW LONG WERE WE THERE: 4 days and 3 nights, the final day being at Machu Picchu TOUR COMPANY INFORMATION. We toured with Loki Travel. Though there were definitely aspects...

Cordoba: A Slower-Paced Argentinian Life

I AM SUPER BEHIND ON MY REMOTE YEAR BLOG POSTS… AND I’M SORRY FOR THAT! BUT I PROMISE TO CATCH UP! It took all of 2 days in Cordoba for me to realize that I was going to like it! Not necessarily because there was so much to do, see, or anything tangible....