A three-day detour at the Argentina-Bolivia border and severe altitude sickness showed our family all that money and U.S. privilege can’t buy.
Reflecting on our transcontinental journey is bittersweet. It makes me miss people and places. It also forces me to face that a change of scenery didn’t change the things about myself that I wish were different. That transformation takes a deeper, harder journey within.
This is a summary of our family gap year. Here we give an outline of our itinerary, our philosophy of travel, and what might lay beyond this special time.
A routine police checkpoint turns into a tense standoff when the police give us a choice: pay a $900 bribe or go to prison.
This is a daily journal of our second week on the road. Our family spent three weeks driving around Ecuador in a rental car.
On the first week of our 3-week road trip around Ecuador, we give the day by day highlights as we descend from the Andes into the jungle.