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Taking a Totally Unnecessary Night Hike in the Amazon

I wasn’t nervous about the night hike until Romero spotted a snake. The main problem with this is that he saw the snake before we even left on the hike. It was on the path leading to the bathroom, yet another clue that I should under no circumstances use the bathroom in the dark. “Viper,” […]

Chocolate, Amazon-Style

Lately I’ve been really interested in finding out where my food comes from. It’s really sinking in how much I don’t know about what I eat, and it kind of freaks me out. During our stay in the Amazon, Jared and I had the opportunity to make chocolate from scratch – to see exactly how […]

Pushing My Limits in Quito

After the Galapagos and before the Amazon, we spent two nights in Quito, the capital of Ecuador. It sits at an altitude of 2,800 meters and kind of has a reputation for crime. I wasn’t over the moon about spending time in Quito (altitude and crime don’t do it for me), but I was curious. […]

Welcome to the Jungle

Sorry. That’s a really lazy blog post title, but it’s true – our last destination in Ecuador, in all of South America, was the Amazon. I feel kind of like a cheater when I say that we went to ‘THE AMAZON,’ because it’s true and not true at the same time. To me, the Amazon […]

Wassailing in the Midwest

Hello. I’ve dropped off the radar lately, and I’ll tell you why. The holidays are insane. Being home is insane. I thought I was exhausted from South America, but two weeks in the Midwest has knocked me down and basically laughed in my face. In a good way, of course. I last left off in […]

Hiking With Condors in Bolivia

I know in my heart of hearts that I’m not a camping kind of girl. I want to see Machu Picchu, but hiking the Inca Trail to get there? …eeehhh, not so much. But sometimes, I get these flares of insanity, the ones that make me think “Heck, yeah, let’s go to the Amazon!” or […]