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Jamisons Do Peru: part 3

Jamisons Do Peru: part 3

It was time to ditch the touristy Sacred Valley, and move on to the more remote parts of Peru. Plus, the family had to get a little taste of what overlanding was all about. We picked up the rental car, and in true Peruvian form, it was a humongous hassle. Most simple...
Machu Picchu & Cusco

Machu Picchu & Cusco

It was finally time for Machu Picchu, the big ticket item of the family vacation… and when I say big ticket I don’t just mean because it is sought after, well known, mysterious, and classified as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. I also mean a...
Jamisons Do Peru- part 1

Jamisons Do Peru- part 1

For the past month and a half Chris and I had been thinking constantly about these nexts two weeks! Always searching for the very elusive wifi whenever we could to make hotel reservations, get tickets for Machu Picchu, compile itineraries, reminders, and send packing...
Peru 2… More Mountains, More Dirt

Peru 2… More Mountains, More Dirt

We used and abused the fugly coast of Peru purely for it’s flat highways to cover ground quickly, before heading back into the mountains through the deep and narrow Cañon del Pato (Duck Canyon). The road started off uneventful, but eventually and abruptly became...
Northern Peru

Northern Peru

Leaving Ecuador via La Balsa was smooth as silk, and after crossing the bridge into Peru we found ourselves walking into a shipping container converted into an Immigration Office. Our first Peruvian interpersonal experience kicked off with a friendly, yet very...
Anniversary in Ecuador

Anniversary in Ecuador

Just as we were about to leave the whale town, fate pulled us back in. We walked down to the grocery store for dinner supplies where and bumped into our friends Lise and Laurent (affectionately called “The Frenchies”) whom we thought we had said goodbye to...
Whales, Turtles, and Boobies oh my!

Whales, Turtles, and Boobies oh my!

The time had come to finally break away from our little caravan and get moving south! It wasn’t easy to speed up, we have been used to moseying along without a care in the world or appointment in the books for the past 7 months, but with each passing day we were...
Easy Living in Ecuador

Easy Living in Ecuador

Our two Toyotas crossed into Ecuador, passing through an international border in record time, and as a bonus it was totally free (unlike most of Central America)! Ecuador has already scored major points in our book, and we just got here! The Frenchies proposed we make...
Last of Colombia

Last of Colombia

Sometimes you read about something and you just have to see what it is out of sheer curiosity. That curiosity sure captured us when we read about the Salt Cathedral of Zipaquira, built almost 700 feet underground. What in the world could this place be? Naturally, we...
Villa de Leyva, Colombia

Villa de Leyva, Colombia

It is against our nature to retrace our tracks and go backwards, but we had made up our minds that we were not going to miss out on anything just because of a little bad luck… So we headed backwards to the much heralded town of Villa de Leyva. What we did not...
We <3 Colombia

We <3 Colombia

We had spent enough time on the coast melting in the heat and fighting off skin cancer, so we opt to race to get into the cool Colombian mountains. It still takes two long days of driving in the endless sweltering lowlands before we reach some mountain relief. Seeing...
Colombia, Love at First Sight

Colombia, Love at First Sight

Sea legs have suddenly become a reality, as we are finally off the sailboat and onto Colombian soil. The feeling like we are rocking is persistent and closing your eyes in the shower can nearly make you fall over, (the copious amounts of booze isn’t helping the...
Panama: The Good

Panama: The Good

Panama started out as two things for us, a new country to explore and also our portal to South America. We knew from the start that most of our time in this country would revolve around making plans to get us and our car to Colombia, but unfortunately we prepared very...
Costa Rica part 3: Corcovado

Costa Rica part 3: Corcovado

The time had finally come for Chris… he has been wanting to get inside of Corcovado National Park for many years, and even attempted to make it happen on his last trip to Costa Rica with no avail. The park has strict rules about how many people can enter at a...
Costa Rica part 1

Costa Rica part 1

We’ve made it to Costa Rica, our 6th country in Latin America!! We would say the past 3 months have flown by, but in reality when we look back, Mexico seems like ages ago! I (Mallary) have an old favorite saying that goes something like this, “time seems...
Birthdays and beaches in Nicaragua

Birthdays and beaches in Nicaragua

Ometepe Island, Nicaragua (N 11°29.708 W 85°32.677). What does a good boyfriend do for his girlfriend for her birthday when they are living out of a car in a third world country you ask? Well, this boyfriend decides that his lady needs an island birthday and takes her...