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Author Archives: Katie Diederichs

Amazon Jungle In Bolivia

Exploring the Amazon Jungle in Bolivia was one of the highlights of our trip to...

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La Paz – Home Base for Traveling Bolivia

The city of La Paz is dizzying. Literally. At just over 12,000 feet (3,660 meters),...

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Crazy Journey to La Paz

Despite having spent nearly three months in this continent, it's still surprising how slow the...

Lake Titicaca and Isla del Sol

Hailing from Minnesota –the land of 10,000 lakes– we wondered if Lake Titicaca, Bolivia would...

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Border Crossing: Peru to Bolivia (and the joys of being American)

Being that this was our third border crossing in the past two and a half...

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Border Crossing: Ecuador to Peru

Border crossings are not exactly on my list of favorite things to do. Crossing over...

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Gettin’ Down & Dirty on the Farm: WOOFFing in Ecuador

The next leg of our journey included hiking into the Andes Mountains to a remote...

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Cuenca Ecuador

Set in the Andes mountains, Cuenca, Ecuador’s buildings have an old world charm, yet progressive...

Montañita Ecuador

Montañita is town on Ecuador’s coast known primarily for two things: 1) Decent surf &...

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Galapagos Islands Ecuador

Budget travel is hard in the Galapagos, but you can do it. Just don't run...

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One Action-Packed Week in Baños

Set in a picture-perfect landscape of lush mountains streaked with waterfalls just three and a...

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7 Fun Things to do in Quito, Ecuador

Ecuador's exciting capital city is full of stunning architecture and culture. We've rounded up the...

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Border Crossing: Colombia to Ecuador

Crossing the border between Colombia was the part of our journey we were dreading most.

Explosives & Alcohol, a Great Combination

Being the only gringos in the bar in Colombia, we drew lots of attention...

Valle de Cocora: Hiking in the Clouds

Though hiking the Valle de Cocora was one of the things I was most looking...

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Salento: In the Heart of Colombia’s Coffee Region

Located in lush green mountains, Salento is a true Paisa village. Lining the streets are...

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Medellin Colombia

When we told friends and family that Colombia was among the countries we were planning...

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Tayrona National Park: Beach Camping in Colombia

I don't think there are many better combinations in life than a beach and a...

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Taganga: A Dirt Road Paradise

A day after landing in Colombia, we made a journey along the coast to the...

Are we really doing this?

Have you ever taken a leap of faith and pursued a dream even if it...

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