Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil

It is no coincidence that we ended up spending more time in Buenos Aires than in any other destination. With history and architecture and arts and parks and cafes and tango and futbol and protests and medialunas and beef and wine, it’s a truly world class city. From afar you might mistake it for one … Read more

Brazilian Visa in Buenos Aires

US passport holders require a visa to enter Brazil. They should be valid for 10 years, 90 days at a time, up to 180 days per year. You can get one pretty easily in Buenos Aires. Here is how to theoretically go about doing this (details about our experience are below): Reserve an appointment at … Read more

San Telmo, Buenos Aires ice cream parlor

Oops. We haven’t written a blog post in 26 days. That might be a new record. Anyway… Disclaimer: Buenos Aires is a huge and cosmopolitan city. As such, what is written below is not in any way trying to pass itself off as a definitive guide to BA dining, only to give you an idea … Read more

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

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


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

Home in San Telmo

January 30th, 2014 | Posted by Brianna in Argentina | Lodging | The Places We've Been - (7 Comments)
Beautifully Tiled Bathroom

Having visitors tends to mean, among other things of course, that we have an excuse to look for lodging far nicer than we would if it were just the two of us. It’s not that any of our guests have been picky or demanding, but rather that being a group of people in a home … Read more