Ushuaia in Review

Ushuaia is a city nested between rugged mountains and fresh sea. It is tempered by fierce winds, fickle weather, and the ever-present possibility that in any given day it could snow, hail, rain, be sunny, or all of the above. Far removed from the rest of Argentina, this city of 60,000 caters to tourists who … More Ushuaia in Review

At the end of the world, in the land of fire, in a saggy tent…

Two weary travelers, beleaguered by illness, set out to see the world– though their sights great, their bodies were burdened by the heavy weight of the past five days of badassery, walking, and sleeping. Noses runny, heads aching, throats scratchy, Our noble heroines pitched their saggy tent at the end of the world in the land of … More At the end of the world, in the land of fire, in a saggy tent…

Feeling Welcome at the End of the World

Our first day in Ushuaia went something like this: get off plane. Get bags. Discover our bags are soaking, mine to the extent that there’s actually water pooled at the bottom & my sleeping bag is soaked through. Make appropriately begrudging comments about irresponsible airline. Put on backpacks. Make appropriately begrudging comments about weight of … More Feeling Welcome at the End of the World

It’s go time.

Asking someone to join you on a backpacking trip is just a fancy way of inviting that individual to sleep, eat, and poop in absurdly close proximity to you for an extended period of time. It’s actually pretty freaking weird. And at three months, this trip is a long one– you’d give some real consideration … More It’s go time.