I’m making up for a lot of lost time. Before 2015 I’d never left the United States. I didn’t even have a passport. 2 years later I have a one-way flight to Southeast Asia, a hungry passport, an even hungrier belly, a budget, a carry-on sized closet, an indefinite end date, a loose itinerary and a “go where the wind takes me” spirit. Vision Boards, Bucketlists, Mock Itineraries. It’s very easy to plan out your travel bucketlist…then shelf it for the […]
My general mantra when traveling is to avoid ALL guided tours, by any means necessary. There are times when they’re easier and definitely more convenient (if more also more expensive), but I like the freedom to follow my own schedule. Which is how I ended up on an overnight bus to Uyuni with loose plans on what to do when I got there:1. Find someone to take us on a 2-day tour of the salt flats.2. Go on said tour.
I’m starting to realize I have this thing about travelling to places that aren’t huge/easy tourist destinations. Do I know anyone who’s been there? Nope? SIGN ME UP. Which is why I was VERY excited that my first trip in South America would start in Bolivia¹. “FADE INTO BOLIVIAN.” ²That’s exactly what my dad said!