8 Ways to Fake it ’til you Make it!

Before I could hold a decent conversation in Spanish, I had to come up with a few tactics to act like I knew a lot more than I really did. I dove in head first when I arrived in Buenos Aires, trying to learn the language as fast as possible, but the fact is it … Continued

FOTO FRIDAY: The Beautiful Iruya, Argentina

Rocio & I woke up in beautiful Tilcara at the Malka Hostel and walked down to the Municipal Market for breakfast. From there we hit the road on our wild ride to the secluded village of Iruya. We finished the day in Humahuaca at the Monumento al Indio. Check out all the photos of Iruya … Continued

FOTO FRIDAY: Salinas Grandes

We rented a car in San Salvador de Jujuy to explore the provence of Jujuy. We started at the incredible Salt Deserts (Salinas Grandas) and then checked out Purmamarca and the Cerro de los Siete Colores (7-color hill). We ended up in Tilcara at the Malka Hostel after some amazing Locro and live music down … Continued

12 People Who Inspire Me To Keep Moving

“Okay that was fun… now what are you really going to do?” Since I’ve been home that’s the question I’m constantly faced with. Maybe not in those exact words but if you cut out the fat, that’s pretty much it. My friends and family definitely support what I’m doing, they get it to some extent,, … Continued

How To: Chew Coca Leaves in Northern Argentina

After being up North for a few days we started noticing everyone with big cheek-fuls of coca leaves.  Most of the men in the area looked like old-time baseball players or chipmunks packing away nuts for the winter. Chewing coca leaves is a big part of the culture here in Northern Argentina as well as … Continued

FOTO FRIDAY: Apples in Salta, Argentina

Here are some photos from our first day in Salta, Argentina. We arrived in Salta an after a 18 hour bus ride from Buenos Aires. We stayed at the Exxes Hostel, walked around the city, took the teleferico up Cerro San Bernardo and had an amazing dinner at La Casona del Molino. Check out all … Continued

T2T Poetry: An Argentine Love Story

A few days before I headed back to the States, I met up with famous writer and good friend, Paul Perry, to shoot an interview for T2T’s “Townie Spotlight” section. As I want to keep creating new and unique ways to share my experiences via Tourist 2 Townie, he inspired me to try my hand at … Continued

Reflections from the Airport

Waiting for my connecting flight at the airport in Santiago, Chile, this is the first chance I’ve had to sit down alone and reflect on this amazing adventure. I think about how hard the last few weeks have been. I think about the life-long relationships I’ve made and the memories that I’ll take with me … Continued

Day 6 & 7: Cafayate & Cachi, Argentina

The tour bus: If you achieve a solid blend of fun passengers, enthusiastic tour-guide and interesting destinations, you can have yourself a pretty damn good time. Against townie regulations, Friday morning we decided to trade the rental car for the tour bus to go see Cafayate. I was pretty tired of driving everywhere and it worked … Continued

Day 4 & 5: Salta, San Lorenzo & Game 7

After another beautiful morning in Tilcara we headed to San Salvador de Jujuy to return the car and catch a bus back to Salta. As we were filling up the gas tank on our way back I noticed a few nicks in her armor (under the layers of dirt) from our previous days adventure to Iruya. … Continued

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