Tatacoa Desert ~ A well-kept secret of Colombia

Colombia is famed for its beaches, interesting cities, and rainforest. But many people don’t know that central Colombia is home to a small desert known as Tatacoa, too. Honestly, there’s a piece of me that doesn’t want to tell you all about this place. It’s lack of popularity is part of its peaceful charm. Continue reading “Tatacoa Desert ~ A well-kept secret of Colombia”

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A Desert Oasis – Huacachina, Peru

Moving right on along in my South American adventure… I stopped at a respite for a couple days of absolute joy in the sandy dunes of Huacachina, Peru.  As the blog title suggests, Huacachina is a real-life, actual desert oasis.  The small lake surrounded by mountains of sand as far as the eye can see, attracts people looking for a short and fun getaway. Continue reading “A Desert Oasis – Huacachina, Peru”

Nazca, Peru

Two millennia before the Inca would exist to create Machu Picchu in Eastern Peru, the Nazca people ruled the deserts 197 miles (317 km) to the West.  The region is scattered with ruins, leaving behind clues to this ancient civilization.   Continue reading “Nazca, Peru”

San Pedro De Atacama

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San Pedro de Atacama is a very small town in the middle of Chile’s Atacama desert.  The town itself is a quaint, lovable desert town, like many of the small desert towns in this pocket of the world.  But let’s be honest, people do not come to San Pedro for San Pedro.  People come to San Pedro as a launching point to explore the vast and incredible surroundings of the Atacama desert.  This is the driest place on earth.

So what is there to do in the world’s driest desert? So. Freaking. Much. Continue reading “San Pedro De Atacama”

Bolivian Jeep Tour, Day 2

24smDay 2, more beauty, more mountains, more deserts, more alpacas, fewer trees, fewer and fewer and fewer signs of life.  I was actually quite astounded by the complete lack of human touch that stretched on for hours and hours, days in fact. Continue reading “Bolivian Jeep Tour, Day 2”

Visiting the Provence of Jujuy, Argentina

4smI am sad to report that this is my final blog post of Argentina (for now).  This region has something for everyone.  A big city, a rich historical background, and unimaginable natural beauty.  You can enjoy the hustle and bustle of San Salvador de Jujuy, hike incredible mountain trails, horse-back ride through Pacha Mama (Mother-Nature), salivate over traditional regional foods, be enchanted by the many charming little towns, and feed your knowledge by visiting historical sites.

Continue reading “Visiting the Provence of Jujuy, Argentina”