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    18 2017 February

    Wild Horse Trekking with EcoCamp in Patagonia

    Today was our first morning waking up at EcoCamp, and it takes us only one step outside of our dome to be completely in awe of the view.  EcoCamp is built on top of a small ridge,...

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    29 2017 January

    Our Home for the Next Week: EcoCamp Patagonia

    After a 45-hour journey via Santiago, we have finally made it to Chilean Patagonia!  The final eight hours of our journey took place this morning with a flight from Santiago to Punta Arenas, followed by a...

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    22 2017 January

    On Our Way to Patagonia: 24 Hours in Santiago, Chile

    When it comes to choosing travel destinations, I never have a shortage of methods on how to decide where I go next.  There are places I’ve dreamed about forever, places inspired by history or wonder, places I’ve heard...

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    22 2015 March

    Dog Sledding Through Minnesota’s Boundary Waters

    About a year and a half ago, while in Vietnam, I met an “addicted to traveling” couple from Germany.  They were just two of the hundreds of travelers I’ve met during my time abroad.  However, something...

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    15 2014 December

    A Weekend in Prague: Returning to One of My Favorite Cities

    My European base of operations in Nuremberg has given me access to some great short trips, and this weekend I am headed to Prague, Czech Republic.  It’s only about a two hour drive away from my...

Thanks to Dan’s favorite hobby of flight hacking, our trip to Eastern Europe included a short three-day layover in Rome (and saved us $50 each on flights from Tel Aviv to Warsaw)! We arrive after...

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 Today is our last day of our Israel Holy Land tour, and we’ve decided to spend part of it underground, exploring the excavated tunnels near Jerusalem’s Western Wall.  Something that makes Jerusalem so interesting to...

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Israel is known as the holy land and its tourism industry is certainly centered around its holy sites for Christians, Jews, and Muslims. But we learned on our eight-day trip that there are some incredible...

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After four days of touring the northern parts of Israel and the West Bank, we have finally made it to Jerusalem’s Old City.  So much of Israel is modern and reminds of being home in...

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Our time in Galilee was great and today we will start making our way towards Jerusalem with quick stops in Golan Heights, the Jordan River, and the Dead Sea.  Today will be interesting for us...

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After a tour of Jesus’s boyhood home Nazareth, Alissa and I have headed east to Tiberius and the Sea of Galilee.  This is the second stop on our Holy Land tour that we are currently...

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One of the best ways for Alissa and I to cure travel burnout is to convince people to come visit us somewhere.  Having a familiar face or faces around for a week or two always...

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We are out of Africa!  We’ve had a few nights in Johannesburg to readjust to finding our own way around a new city, but surprisingly, I still kind of miss our overlanding tent! Istanbul is...

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It’s nearly impossible to travel around South Africa and not be reminded of the racial divide that separated this country for nearly 50 years.  Even today, driving around the suburbs of Johannesburg, I haven’t seen...

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We made it!  After 56 days on ‘Woxy’, our big, yellow Oasis Overland truck, we arrived in Cape Town.  In some ways, it’s a relief to be back on our own and in control of...

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