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Rambling Buenos Aires: A Guide

Wine, steak, mate, gelato, ornate historic buildings, creative boutiques, and a vibrant nightlife are my many favorites aspects of Buenos Aires.  We spent five weeks exploring the city, and I could have spent many more months sipping espresso in it’s numerous cafes, sampling grilled meat at nearby parrillas, and marveling at the impressive [...]

How to Prepare Yerba Maté: Step by Step Guide

Whether you are in a park, on a subway, shopping in an outdoor feria, or in an Argentine’s home, you will soon begin to notice that the maté cup and bombilla (metal straw) are ever-present.  Yerba maté, a drink made from dried leaves steeped in hot water, carries rules and ediquete regarding it’s preparation and [...]

Travel and Money: Budgeting your Drive through Central and South America

I am frequently asked, “How can you afford a year-long trip?”  Our lengthy trip has remained affordable based on our accommodation and food choices.  Throughout our journey we have penny-pinched, but, as a result, we have remained abroad for a full year, which is more valuable than a few nights in sleek hotels.
In order to [...]

Off-Road Cuisine for the Rambling Camper: Pizza

Our frequent camping has provided us with ample time to experiment in the “kitchen.”  Stir-fry, beans and rice, and sauteed vegetables have become our staple meals while on the road.
Now pizza is currently our favorite dish, thanks to Kacey and Dave, who taught us how to make it while we camped together in Peru.  Kacey [...]

Rambling Peru

Since Nick and I have both visited Peru in the past, we decided to primarily drive down the Pan-American Highway, which is mainly vast stretches of desert and coastal lines.  Therefore, we skipped Cusco, Machu Picchu, the small towns on Lake Titicaca, and tours of the Amazon jungle, all of which are amazing sights to [...]

Off-Road Cuisine: Cuy

Here’s our best Off-Road Cuisine yet – watch us cook cuy (guinea pig) in Ecuador!

Traveling in Colombia: Our Rambles

Colombia is a breathtaking country, with dramatic mountainous landscapes, colorful coastal towns, and savory food.  It encompasses a variety of ecosystems, cultural regions, and regional flavor.  While Colombia carries a bad reputation due to governmental instability and drug trade, it is a perfectly safe country to ramble if you stay aware of your surroundings and [...]

A Gift for Mama Nira :: Cartagena, Colombia

Everyday at 2:00 p.m., Nira assembles her juice stand in la Plaza de la Trinidad, located less than a block from our hostel, Casa Valda.  “La Misericordia de Dios” (The Mercy of God), is painted in faded reds and blues across her four-wheeled wooden cart, and the counter is neatly assembled with oranges, passionfruit, [...]

Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

Despite Cartagena de Indias’ large size, this vibrant and historic city offers countless intimate moments to it’s visitors.  Discovered by the Spanish in 1501, the city was founded in 1533, and, like many cities in Latin America, retains the fingerprint of Spanish colonial architecture and cultural influence.  Centuries-old buildings with terra cota [...]

Off-Road Cuisine Episode 3 :: The Perfect Margarita

ANTIGUA, GUATEMALA
Looking for that perfect margarita recipe?  Watch this episode of Off-Road Cuisine to make Nick’s perfect margarita!