Explore. Dream. Discover

Image via A year ago next month, I got on a plane headed to South America with a poorly packed backpack, a camera and a passport. I remember how excited, anxious and curious I was about what was going to happen in the next few months. When I arrived in Quito, I had no plans…

Florianopolis – Beaches in the Middle and South

      There are over 42 beaches on the island of Santa Catarina and I have my favorites in the North and in the South of the island.  The weeks leading up to our time in Florianopolis felt rushed because we needed to meet up with our friend Jennifer, who flew in from San Francisco to…

Foz de Iguacu

  View of the falls from Brazil     the trail to the Devils throat         The Brazilian side of the falls can be done in a few hours.  You basically hop on a double decker bus, and stop at any mirador…then you walk along the trail to get to the most…

Parque das Aves

This bird park is just a few feet from the Brazilian side of the waterfalls.  Ive seen birds here I have never seen in my life… including tucans! We also walked inside the aviaries to check out the dozens of different bird species, and also saw anacondas and butterflies.

Iguazu Falls

I turned the big 3-0 in Iguazu falls, and I can honestly say it was the best birthday of my life! On the first day we walked all day on most of the trails inside the park, and on day 2 we took a boat trip that took us close to several different waterfalls. We…

Mar del Plata

Atlantic  con mi prima Aldi, Tia Nana and Tio Gabriel being lazy  our friend Carlos and his son Nico, they cooked asado on the beach for us…so good!   Plasha Grande 

Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires welcomed us with 2 days of 90 degree heat…and on the third day we got drenched!Apparently not the typical weather for this time of year. My uncle Juan Carlos and his wife Orit live in Capital, and I have several aunts, uncles and cousins I recently met who live 40 minutes away in Castelar….

Mendoza, Argentina

Crossing the border into Argentina was a breeze from Santiago. We arrived at Customs at about 1 am, got our passports stamped, bags checked and we were on our way. The bus dropped us off in Mendoza at 4:30 in the morning, which sucked big time, because we forgot to change our Chilean pesos. So…