The Quarantine Qhronicles: 14 Days of Solitude

I thought I was clever for paying homage to Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s Love in the Time of Cholera in the title of one of my recent posts. Shortly after, I realized I was not the only one using that headline and I was in fact, not that clever. I picked up another of Garcia Marquez’s… Read More The Quarantine Qhronicles: 14 Days of Solitude

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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 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