After eight days galavanting around on the Galapagos getting sunburned and mildly injured, we flew back to Quito, Ecuador. The capital of Ecuador, Quito is the second highest capital city in the world, sitting at 9350 feet … More Everything Quito, Ecuador
Isabela Island is the largest island in the Galapagos, coming in at four times the size of Santa Cruz, where we had just come from. … More Isabela Island, Galapagos… Everything from Tropical Penguins, Sharks & Beaches to Rainforests & Volcanos
While on San Cristobal in the Galapagos, a few of us set out on a hike to Playa Ochoa that would climax in some mild rock scrambling down to Playa Baquerizo to link up with the marked trail. … More Four Hour Jaunt Turned Injury Laden Nine Hour Calamity on San Cristobal, Galapagos
Anxiety-ridden, pacing my kitchen for hours in the middle of the night, and incessantly checking my email and texts described the hours before we left for Ecuador. Finally, 4 hours prior to the plane taking off the ground, we received our COVID test results. … More Shove It, Travel Shamers – We Got Our Damned Negative Results, so We’re Going to Ecuador
Happy to leave Durrës bound for a new country, we hopped in the deplorable rental and crossed yet another border without issue. Much like Shkodër, we entered the outskirts of yet another large lake town. However, we were far more fond of Ohrid and it’s nearby hiking. … More The Time I Accidentally Larcened a Dog in Ohrid, North Macedonia
Shkodër, Albania was not the best introduction to Albania. The city is very busy, quite dirty, and turned out to be a bit on the boring side. … More Shkodër, Albania… Filthy & Hectic, Not the Best Introduction to Albania
We departed Mostar, BiH bound for Kotor, Montengro (aka. the poor man’s Croatia). This also marked our first vehicular border crossing this trip. … More Kotor, Montenegro… Where Cats are King & Vastly Outnumber Humans
After retrieving our rental car from the airport, we headed north to Kulen Vakuf located in Una National Park for some hiking fun. … More Una National Park, Bosnia & Herzegovnia… Long Hikes, Astounding Waterfalls, and AirBnB Fails.
Where is that, you may ask? Well, when I first devised a replacement trip for our SECOND ATTEMPT at a Slovenian hiking excursion, I utilized the internets to ascertain that much of the Balkans, except for the countries we wanted to visit of course, were open to American citizens! … More 1st International Journey Since Beer Flu Hit… One Travels to Places Open to Degenerate Americans!
Tucson, Arizona was added to the trip, so that Hubs and my Aunt, Charlotte, could actually meet. Thankfully, Charlotte enjoys a good hike, and was courageous enough to trek up a few hills with us swift-walking nuts. … More Tucson Take-Aways: Prickly Pear Cactus is Delicious & Beer is a Phenomenal Hiking Reward