Our Low Tech Travel Gear of the Year

Dan with his Dry Sack in the Annapurna Circuit

These days, gadgets and flashy digital toys steal the limelight. And I'd be lying to you if I said we didn’t enjoy ours. But sometimes it’s the low-tech items that literally save the day.From the dollar store to the health food store, we go old school for a moment and highlight some simple, non-gadgety stuff in our backpacks that we’ve come to know, rely on, and … [Read more...]

Faces of the Andes: A Slideshow

When we browse photos from a faraway place to which we've never been, we find that the entire visual panorama -- the faces, the clothing, the landscape -- looks so similar that it blurs any lines of distinction.When you get up close, though, all the subtle differences have a way of evincing themselves more clearly. … [Read more...]

Two Years On, What Have We Learned?

There is no end to the adventures that we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open. - Jawaharlal NehruThe second anniversary of the beginning of our travels passed in December. We use this milestone as an opportunity to answer the oft posed question: “What have you learned from this journey?” … [Read more...]

My Day, Your Day: A Low-Tech Life Hack for Preserving Your Partner’s Sanity

Though long-term travel has its advantages, physical and emotional challenges are plenty. It also involves quite a bit of continual planning and preparation. In order to better maintain our sanity and preserve our marriage while on the road, we’ve recently decided to return to a practice that we applied successfully while traveling through Europe for five months in … [Read more...]