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Who’s Out There Now? Darren and Sandy by jeff

In this week’s ¨Who’s Out There Now¨ feature, we bring to you Darren and Sandy, who as their site’s name implies, are out Trekking the Planet. They are, in many ways, world traveler veterans having already taken a break to take their kids around the world in 2003. This time around, they’re focused on helping [...]

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Who’s Out There Now: Katie by jeff

In this week’s ¨Who’s Out There Now¨ feature, we bring to you Katie, who runs the travel site, KatieGoingGlobal. I’ve been following Katie’s adventure through Twitter as she’s been traveling through Russia and what she calls her Soviet sojourn. She’s chosen to take her journey through the former Soviet Union, a part of the world [...]

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Who’s Out There Now? Stephanie the Travel Chica by jeff

In this week’s ¨Who’s Out There Now¨ feature, we bring to you Stephanie, the chica behind Exploring South America, she’s been from Central America to southern Argentina and many places in between. She’s now exploring one of my favorite places in the world, Patagonia. Time to check in with the self-describe, Travel Chica. 1.  [...]

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Who’s Out There Now? Jack and Jill by jeff

In this week’s ¨Who’s Out There Now¨ feature, we bring to you Jack and Jill, who runs the creatively named site, They’ve been on the road a couple of months now and have settled into their travel routine. They’ve been hiking, biking, rappelling and managed to down a few ants, a local delicacy in [...]

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Slip Sliding Away From Bariloche by jeff

After four great weeks in the mountains, it is finally time to go.  Things got off to a rocky start here with my skis.  But, with a little time, it all came right.  I just love the mountains.  I don’t know what it is about them.  But, I find them very soothing, tranquil.  So, even [...]

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It’s the People That You Meet II by jeff

    Back in May, I started a list trying to capture all the interesting people I have been meeting along the way.  This trip wouldn’t have been the same without them, for better or for worse.  It still amazes me how quickly you can meet people and bond.  It may be temporary, but it’s [...]

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Stumped in Cusco by jeff

Well, after having been in Ecuador since the end of April, my time here has finally ended.  I’m a little sad to be going.  The country treated me very well.  And, unlike Argentina and Chile, I am probably not returning so this really is goodbye. The toe saga continued.  It wasn’t looking very good and [...]

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Down to Southern Ecuador by jeff

I returned to Quito on Saturday for one night before heading down south to two remote yet historically significant cities: Cuenca and Loja.  I had a couple of things to do in the city so I spent what was left of Saturday and Sunday running errands. I caught up with Gloria and two of her [...]

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Deeper Into the Jungle by jeff

The day started off on a few dour notes and I wasn’t sure how it was going to turn out.  This morning’s wake up call at 5:30 came early and not due to the hour.  For some reason, I could not sleep last night.  So, when the knock at the door came, I moved slower [...]

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Swimming With Piranas by jeff

I woke to the gentle sound of rain falling outside.  I looked at my alarm clock which said it was only 4:30AM.  Wake up time was at 5:30 so I still had an hour to sleep.  The only problem was that nature was calling and I couldn’t bear to get out of bed.  After the [...]

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