Valparaiso & Santiago, Chile - The Final Countdown

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Valparaiso & Santiago, Chile - The Final Countdown

We spent the last eight days of our trip exploring the colorful and eclectic Chilean cities of Valparaiso and Santiago, where we indulged in the most expensive wine we could find at the grocery store, ate ice cream every day, and picked up some new skills in the kitchen from a hands-on cooking class! We made the most of our last stops, and you can read all about it!

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Puerto Natales & The W Trek, Chile - Quintessential Patagonia

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Puerto Natales & The W Trek, Chile - Quintessential Patagonia

Getting out of Argentina proved to be just as difficult for us as getting in, but the long wait at the border was totally worth it for the beauty and splendor that is the famous W Trek in Torres Del Paine National Park. Read the day-by-day play-by-play of our five day, 47 mile trek through this incredible landscape!

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Cusco, Peru - The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

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Cusco, Peru - The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Trekking to Machu Picchu and exploring the ancient Incan site was one of the pillars of our whole trip. From the moment we decided to travel we knew we had to see it in person. Read about our exploration of Cusco, and the challenges we faced on our five day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu in this weeks' post!

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Huaraz & Lima, Peru - Turquoise Lakes and Birthday Cake!

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Huaraz & Lima, Peru - Turquoise Lakes and Birthday Cake!

In Huaraz, we got our first taste of group backpacking, complete with a dining tent, a chef, and a team of donkeys to carry everything! On Jake's 30th birthday in Lima, he discovered a deep love of tres leches cake and ceviche! Read on to see the highs and lows of the Santa Cruz Trek and the various neighborhoods of Peru's capital city.

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Special Report: Los Angeles - Gubba's Birthday and Meeting Ava!

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Special Report: Los Angeles - Gubba's Birthday and Meeting Ava!

In a whirlwind decision at Urth Cafe in Tokyo, we decided to change our flights to Colombia so that we could head to San Marino for four days in order to celebrate Noelle's grandpa's 90th birthday with the whole Abbott family! Think only young folks can throw a raging party? Well, you can ask the cops what they thought of Gubba's fiesta! And, bonus, while we were home we also got to meet three month old Ava Noelle, first born to Noelle's Matron of Honor, Abby. Read all about our perfect vacation from our vacation!

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Tokyo & Sapporo, Japan - Our Favorite Country So Far!

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Tokyo & Sapporo, Japan - Our Favorite Country So Far!

We continued our journey through Japan by moving north. In the capital city of Tokyo, we had the best beef we've ever eaten. In Sapporo, we had the best sushi of our entire lives. With two amazing meals like those, what could be tastier? You'll have to read the post to see what earned the top spot for our favorite, most delicious meals EVER. Japan won us over by means of our stomachs, and we want to share every morsel with you!

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Osaka, Kyoto, & Nara, Japan - Our Favorite Country So Far!

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Osaka, Kyoto, & Nara, Japan - Our Favorite Country So Far!

We finished our Asian Adventure with three weeks in Japan, starting with Osaka, Nara, and Kyoto. We had no idea when we landed in Osaka that we were about to explore our favorite country on the whole trip! The food, the people, the architectural and natural beauty - Japan is truly amazing! In this post, read about the first half of our time in Japan, including a very special lunch with a family friend who I haven't seen in over 20 years!

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Special Post - Noelle's Interview with Reina + Co

My high school friend, and founder of life and business coaching company Reina + Co, Reina Pomeroy, interviewed me for a special series she's publishing on her company's blog. In the series, Reina shows the similarities between our decision to travel the world and entrepreneurship.

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Siem Reap, Cambodia - Turn Down for Wat

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Siem Reap, Cambodia - Turn Down for Wat

During our five days in Cambodia, we explored the many temples of Angkor, ate mystery meat at a Khmer BBQ joint with our British buddies, Charlotte and James, grilled up some crocodile for dinner, tasted as much ice cream as we could find, and enjoyed how nice, polite, and calm the Cambodian people are. 

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