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Vino Argentino

Vino Argentino

Red wine and steak. Steak and red wine. For many, these two indulgences go hand in hand and are the first things you think of when you hear the name Argentina. We are no different. In fact, I wouldn’t be exaggerating if I said once we entered the country, our...
It’s All Uphill from Here!

It’s All Uphill from Here!

The drive from Chile to Argentina through Paso Jama wowed us for hours. It was a slow, steady climb up to 4800m in Chile and then a wicked, winding descent in Argentina. This route is on our highly recommended list! Here are some photo...
Surfing with Tortugas!

Surfing with Tortugas!

Arica is the most northern beach town in Chile. We arrived there at the end of a week driving through the (never ending) desert. We were anxious to swim, relax and enjoy the Pacific. Our last surf session was in northern Peru and the temperature of the water had...
On the Road in Peru

On the Road in Peru

Welcome to Peru! We spent most of our time in Peru driving along the coastal desert. For hours on end, our senses were dulled by the vast expanse of tanned dirt, crumbling earth and radiating heat. Then we would slowly climb a stunning heap of sand and be struck by a...
Canon Del Pato

Canon Del Pato

One of the most amazing routes we’ve taken happened partly by chance, miscommunication and blissful ignorance. We were in Peru, searching for a scenic route towards the Cordillera Blanca and an anticipated break from the desert landscape.  We found a road from...

Social Studies Session

We had a message recently from a friend who teaches grade six. She sent along questions from her social studies class who are learning about South America and we decided to follow up with a video. We would be happy to answer any questions from other children or...
Pick-Step-Step: Trekking Ecuador’s Cotopaxi

Pick-Step-Step: Trekking Ecuador’s Cotopaxi

We drove in silence, too weary to even discuss our destination. We didn’t need to speak, all three of us shared the same torments; legs that felt like jelly from the ascent, throbbing headaches that belittled our worst hangovers, and the tingly feeling that...
Buenos Aires Craft Beer Tour

Buenos Aires Craft Beer Tour

Kristen and I had the best time while in Buenos Aires.  We took advantage of the city life while we didn’t have the van preventing us from navigating the narrow streets. In order to live up to the Adventure on Tap name we organized a craft brew tour for ourselves in...
On the Road in Ecuador

On the Road in Ecuador

In Ecuador we drove through mountains in the northeast, went west across highlands and rainforests, to arrive in the desert on the Pacific coast. Throughout the three week journey, evidence of the massive highway project was everywhere. The goal is to connect the most...
Church of the Bandidos

Church of the Bandidos

Remember how great it was getting up every Sunday morning to get ready for church? Yeah, me neither. Me and my brother would make up every kind of excuse not to go…”Dad’s not going”, “I have to go on a mountain bike ride”,...
Plaza de Ponchos

Plaza de Ponchos

The oldest market in Ecuador and one of the biggest in South America is in the Plaza de Ponchos, Otavalo. This is the square in the center of the market, which overflows into neighboring streets in every direction and takes up almost a third of the town. On Saturdays,...
The End of Vacation

The End of Vacation

Rice. Beans.Tortillas. Beer. Rice. Beans. Tortillas. Beer. Rice. Beans…..Fried Chicken….Beer…. It’s two months into our trip and this diet has been on repeat for weeks. For anyone that’s travelled in Latin America, you may know what it...
On the Road in Colombia

On the Road in Colombia

For us, the landscape was the star in Colombia. We’ve met other overlanders that gawk at the speed we’ve been travelling, but we’ve come to accept two things on this journey. One, we get bored after a few days in the same place. Two, we’re road...
Hacienda Venecia

Hacienda Venecia

Hacienda Venecia sits in a valley of the Colombian coffee region. We camped there two nights and were given an excellent tour of the coffee plantation including a coffee history lesson, roasting and tasting session. The red and white buildings stand out from the green...
Medellin

Medellin

The days we spent in Medellin were more about relaxing and hanging out with our friend Jeff than about exploring. We did manage to stop drinking Bogota Beer long enough to see a few awesome things though! The Festival of Lights along the Medellin River was a sight not...
Three Notch’d Brewery

Three Notch’d Brewery

“We’re in Delaware” “No, this is Maryland” “Pretty sure you’re wrong…well those 3 license plates say New Jersey so maybe we’re in New Jersey” “The GPS says we’re in Pennsylvannia” “Are...
Driving into the Abyss

Driving into the Abyss

It’s an hour until sunset and we are late. We can see the truck ahead of us but the mountain fog is thick enough to mask the three other trucks in front. We’ve been averaging 20km/h for the past hour with a stream of continous traffic coming toward us. At 1700m, we...