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My Altitude Experience at the Border of Bolivia
Oliver, our nine-year-old boy, recounts in his own words his difficult experience with altitude sickness while crossing into Bolivia.
From Ushuaia to Bogotá – Over, Around and Through the Andes
Before we laid eyes on it, the Andes already took on a mythic quality in our family’s imagination. Our transcontinental journey only deepens our respect.
11 U.S. Luxuries That Are Rare In South America
Here are ten common luxuries you would think were universal living in the States, that in South America are rare or practically unheard of.
Sickness and Unpreparedness Upend Plans at Bolivian Border
A child battles altitude sickness as we arrive at the Argentine-Bolivian border bridge without a visa. This is a story about the lowest point of our gap year.
A Perfect Travel Day Includes Lots of Unplanned Adventure
We recently came to the end of a day of exploring southern Chile and said to one another, “That was the perfect travel day.” Here’s what made it so wonderful.
Puerto Natales for Cook-at-Home Foodie Families
Where to get gourmet groceries in this remote Chilean town.
WHO ARE WE?
We are a family of five that travels at every opportunity. We are currently taking a family gap year that we started in July 2022. We plan to spend the entire time in Latin America.
WHAT IS SLOW CAMINO?
Slow Camino is a personal writing project that lets our readers and loved ones know where we are, where we’ve been, and what we are learning along the way.
We cover a smorgasbord of topics all loosely related to travel. Some of our favorite topics to write about include traveling with kids, stories and misadventures, and how the way we travel impacts the local community and environment.
We share what we know about the places we’ve visited.
Artfully written experiences, reflections and misadventures.
How to travel in a way that respects the local community and the environment.
Saving up for the trip of a lifetime? This is a tool we developed and use regularly to project our future savings.
Let us guide you through the finances and practicalities of long term trave.
Travel With Kids
Bringing children along for the ride can be both rewarding and frustrating. We provide our insights and lessons learned.