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.
We’ve been on the road for nearly a year and are starting to think about our return home. Here are some of the first things each family member wants to do when we cross the threshold and put our bags down.
Visiting areas of water scarcity in South America, and specifically Bolivia, has underscored the value of the “liquid gold” that sustains all life.
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.
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.