Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
In Love at Perito Moreno

After leaving Ushuaia, we drove northwest to El Calafate, a small town of fewer than 10,000 inhabitants in the southwest corner of Argentina. Here, we are staying in a private room at a lovely hostel for the week (a choice we made based on how expensive this region is, but one we are quite happy … Read more

Building 3

We cross borders by land in a CR-V with US passports and our two dogs. We do not carry drugs or weapons or disallowed fruit (usually). These articles are not a definitive guide to crossing borders nor should they be used as a sole source of information. They are our experiences. When, Where, and Which … Read more

Step 3

When we first began mapping out our drive to the world’s southernmost city, it was a bit daunting. None of the overlanders’ accounts that we read made it seem all that stressful, but they did describe poor road conditions, different routes, multiple borders, strict border regulations, and ferries that only operated during certain hours on … Read more

Tierra del Fuego National Park

February 17th, 2014 | Posted by Ian in Argentina | Parks - (3 Comments)
Tierra del Fuego National Park

Here are some things you absolutely need to know about Tierra del Fuego National Park: The entrance is 11 kilometers west of Ushuaia, meaning it is the southernmost national park on the planet. The park was founded in 1960, bordering Chile and running south to the Beagle Channel. This land of beech forests, mountains, glaciers, … Read more


February 13th, 2014 | Posted by Brianna in Argentina | Celebrations | Penguins | The Places We've Been | Video - (5 Comments)
Penguins on Isla Martillo

So, penguins. Guys… penguins. We rode on a bus and then we got off of that bus and got onto a boat and then we got off of that boat and found ourselves standing on a beach with hundreds and hundreds of penguins. Penguins!! Feel free to skip ahead to the pictures and video if … Read more


There’s really no ambiguity when it comes to naming the reason why Ushuaia, Argentina is a popular destination for travelers. Sure, it’s in a beautiful location nestled between the Beagle Channel and snow-capped peaks. Sure, it’s the capital of the famous wild lands of Tierra del Fuego province. Sure, it’s been designated as a tax-free … Read more

Summer Storm in Argentina

We departed our beloved Buenos Aires early on a Friday morning. 2,000 miles stretched before us and we planned to tackle the long journey south, including two international borders, over the course of four days. For us, this actually meant relatively leisurely drives of 10-12 hours per day, but for many overlanders, that is considered … Read more

Prepped Veggies

This is a series detailing some of what appear at first to be more mundane details of a place, but will hopefully be illuminating as insights into the grind behind the “glamour.”  Power, Water, and Internet For the most part, it’s been a month without worries about basic elements of the city’s infrastructure. Tap water … Read more