Hello Everyone!

I will be backpacking through South America for the next three(ish) months. I have wanted to do this for a very long time and now I am actually doing it! My trip will mostly consist of hiking and camping but I will also be spending some time in major cites along the way.

My trip starts in Cartegena, Colombia where I will spend time exploring the walled city and Carribean beaches. Afterwards I fly to Bogota, the capital city of Colombia. I plan on making trips to national parks, Medellin, Cali, and the Amazon (Leticia) while in Colombia but nothing is set in stone. I am keeping my itinerary open to suggestions from locals and fellow travelers.

After Colombia I am going to travel to Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, and perhaps Uruguay and Paraguay as well. I am traveling by myself but I am sure I will meet many people to travel with along the way! If you are interested in joining me for any part of my trip, you are more than welcome to do so! Just reach out to see where I am and what my plans are!

Throughout my travels I will be practicing my Spanish, learning about the culture, enjoying the local cuisine, and spending time in nature. I plan to visit musuems, relax and swim at beaches, and hike up mountains and through jungles.

I am going to use this website to keep friends and family updated on my travels and to share my experiences. Please excuse the stock photos and the general messiness of the website. I promise to replace the stock photos with more interesting originals soon and hopefully I can figure out this website business soon as well! ๐Ÿ™‚

Please feel free to reach out to say hello or to ask me anything! ๐Ÿ™‚ You can find the best way to contact me by clicking on the contact button at the top of the page.

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This Website

I will be using this website to keep friends and family updated on my travels. I plan to blog a bit about my travel experiences, share my current location and next destination (if I know it!), list the books I have read and am currently reading, and document the cost of my travels.ย 

Warning: This website will probably always be a work in progress. Please bear with me as I learn how everything works! ๐Ÿ™‚


This is my trip bucket list! I will post updates with details and pictures as I check these activities off the list. Feel free to reach out with suggestions of things to add to the list! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Paragliding
  • White Water Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Bungee Jumping
  • Scuba Diving
  • Kite Surfing
  • Horseback Riding
  • Learn to Surf
  • Take Boxing Classes
  • Learn How to Meditate
  • Watch a Play in Spanish (and understand it!)
  • Learn to Play a Song on an Instrument