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Nate and Sarah were born and raised in the small town Saco, Maine, USA. We attended college in Boston, MA where we caught the traveling bug and have been addicted ever since. After our brief stint with the corporate world we decided, never again! The Long Way South is our website for our Pan-American journey, and the porthole for a life full of travel.

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End of the World

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The ferry spit us out onto the other side of the Strait of Magellan, where we drove along the flatland watching the golden grass sway, all while trying to keep…
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Ruta 7- The Careterra Austral

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After disembarking the ferry, we skirted North up the coastline towards Parque Pumalin, Chile’s largest private park founded by Doug Tompkins, former owner of The North Face.  It didn’t take…
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Meandering Northern Peru

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When crossing the border from Ecuador, things immediately feel different.  You are overwhelmed with the sites of poverty, trash and abandoned mud huts.  There are miles of wind blown sand…
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Where’s Brady??

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At this point in our travels, you are all probably wondering where our rambunctious, playful and loving pup, Brady, is. Here is the DL. When we decided to go home…
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Baños, Beer and Boobies

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Although loving the wintery weather in Cotopaxi, we were ready for the temperate climate of Baños.  Baños is a small tourist town famous for it’s thermal pools.  Although we didn’t…
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Tatacoa to Las Lajas

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After a two day drive from Zipaquira, we ended up in the mysteriously beautiful Desierto Tatacoa.  Stopping for a roadside lunch of strawberries and ham & cheese sandwiches, we enjoyed…
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Colombia’s Gem

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We woke up to a beautiful morning in the town of Villa de Leyva, Colombia.  We had just spent about a week driving to get as far away from Cartagena…
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Work Hard, Play Hard

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It blows my mind that we have been home for seven weeks!! In looking back at our pictures, we have been busy little bees for the last month and a…
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Our First Weekend Back

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It was an odd feeling pulling back into our hometown.  For the first time in our lives, it felt a little foreign to us.  This was the longest we had…
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Flying Home

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Our alarm went off at 2:30 am on the dot.  I was awake for a good hour before that because I couldn’t sleep.  My mind was racing, I couldn’t believe…

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