The Patagonia Chronicles: Interlude

As I unfortunately predicted in Week 3, there would be no Patagonia Chronicles Week 4. Not anytime soon, anyway. The proverbial shit has proverbially struck the proverbial fan. In the span of a week, I have gone from the wild and jaw-dropping landscapes of Patagonia to my couch. For now, I am quarantining at home,… Read More The Patagonia Chronicles: Interlude

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The Patagonia Chronicles Week 3: Love in the Time of Corona

Where are my Gabriel Garcia Marquez fans at? I don’t actually remember what cholera had to do with that book, but coronavirus has everything to do with the Patagonia Chronicles Week 3. Who knows if there might even be a week 4? Things have changed drastically over the last few days, and what has felt… Read More The Patagonia Chronicles Week 3: Love in the Time of Corona

The Backpacker’s Guide to Bariloche, Argentina

Bariloche, located at the northern edge of Patagonia, is one of Argentina and South America’s top travel destinations. This beautiful town situated on the shores of several different lakes and surrounded by mountains is a nature-lover’s dream. The area feels like a dream, an oasis in the otherwise desolate Patagonian steppe. Bariloche has a perfect… Read More The Backpacker’s Guide to Bariloche, Argentina

The Patagonia Chronicles Week 1: Broke Boy in Bariloche

I have writer’s block. Or everything block. I haven’t found the inspiration to write anything remotely informative or helpful on my blog so we are just going to ramble straight off the dome. The travel burnout has been real for the past few weeks and I definitely haven’t been helping my case with all of… Read More The Patagonia Chronicles Week 1: Broke Boy in Bariloche

The Best Drinking Games To Play At A Hostel

I’ve been traveling for a long time. The most common misconception that my friends back home have is that I’m constantly seeing new places and going on death-defying adventures. The truth is, long-term travel has basically just been me playing Jenga or Uno in different countries. Maybe I’ll go see a waterfall in the afternoon… Read More The Best Drinking Games To Play At A Hostel

The Backpacker’s Guide to Arequipa, Peru | The Partying Traveler

Arequipa is one of my favorite cities in South America. The beauty of the colonial center is rivaled only by three volcanoes towering over the city in the background. While quickly becoming more and more popular among travelers, Arequipa is still a bit of a hidden gem among international travelers. Backpackers quickly find themselves falling… Read More The Backpacker’s Guide to Arequipa, Peru | The Partying Traveler

The Best Hostels in Ecuador | The Partying Traveler

As far as South American destinations go, mainland Ecuador goes largely under the radar. I’ve met hordes of backpackers that opted to fly from Peru to Colombia or vice versa just because they thought Ecuador was worth skipping over entirely. Thankfully, those of us that manage to stray off the beaten path can get rewarded… Read More The Best Hostels in Ecuador | The Partying Traveler