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December 8, 2014

Bariloche: Chocolate and Vistas

While we have enjoyed every place we have visited during our round the world trip, Bariloche, Argentina currently holds the favorite spot in our hearts. Not only was it a beautiful, clean city with charming architecture and breathtaking, panoramic views, it is also a chocolate lover’s haven. Bariloche is one of those places where you…

January 12, 2015

New Zealand: We Visited Hobbiton

By: Noemi Gamel Before coming to New Zealand, I was secretly ashamed that I was most looking forward to visiting the Hobbiton movie set on the North Island. My shame diffused when I saw the safety video on the Air New Zealand, which featured a Middle-Earth theme complete with hobbits, dwarves, and promotional words by…

January 5, 2015

New Zealand: Days of Old and New

By: Chris Gamel New Zealand has embraced the marriage of the two predominating cultures that make up its people: the Maori who arrived by boat approximately 1,000 years ago and the Europeans who arrived 600 years later. In order to experience both cultures, we visited a Maori village one evening and then spent the following…

December 29, 2014

The Freedom of Driving

By: Noemi Gamel During the 5 months that we traveled in South America, we made use of public transport in many of the cities we visited. We also walked a whole lot. In New Zealand, where we were planning on going to many different places that were quite far, we decided to rent a car….

December 22, 2014

Sometimes It’s OK To Splurge And Do Nothing

By: Noemi Gamel Long-term travel is not always glamorous. I don’t want to sound ungrateful, or as if I am complaining about this wonderful opportunity to travel around the world for one year, but the fact is that traveling constantly gets tiresome sometimes. We have no structured routine. Each time we arrive somewhere new we…