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Peruvian Frazada Blankets: How to Clean & Style

I’m a sucker for great souvenirs, and one of my very favorite souvenirs from all of my travels is from an antique shop in Arequipa, Peru. After wading through tourist markets in Cusco, Lake Titicaca, and Aguas Calientes near Machu Picchu, I was disappointed that all of the Peruvian blankets for sale in these markets …

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3 Months in South America Without a Yellow Fever Vaccine: An Itinerary

I left for three months of digital nomading in South America in the middle of a global Yellow Fever vaccine shortage. When none of the health departments or travel clinics in Seattle had the yellow fever vaccine available, I had to set out on my South America trip unvaccinated. Not having a Yellow Fever vaccine …

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One week as a Digital Nomad in San Pedro de Atacama

I don’t normally write an entry on Digital Nomading from a particular location unless I’ve spent a significant amount of time in that place, but San Pedro felt like an exception due to its unique features- No, I don’t mean the surreal desert conditions or the local culture, but the hoards of a very particular …

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Visiting Cuevas de Anzota in Arica Chile – English Language Tourism Information

There (and Back!) + How I Got Stranded at A National Park in Chile In all my adventures, Cuevas de Anzota is the only place I have managed to get myself really, truly, stranded. After walking about a mile and a half back down the road from Cuevas de Anzota and getting no cell phone …

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Navigating the Ferry to Chiloe Island in Chile

  One of the many highlights of my six weeks in Patagonia in 2019 was when I headed up to the northernmost portion of the Patagonia region- a section of Chile that most tourists skip. This region is known for volcanoes and dramatic waterfalls, but just off the mainland lies the island of Chiloe (pronounced …

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3 Day Itinerary for Travel to Chiloe Island in Northern Patagonia

  As I researched for my trip to Chile, I kept finding myself drawn back to the island of Chiloe. Shrouded in both literal fog and the mythology of superstition, this archipelago is home to 16 UNESCO sites: all churches, remarkable for their construction by master shipbuilders using native woods and unique construction. A day …

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