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08 June 2012 ~ 7 Comments

CELEBRATING ONE YEAR ON THE ROAD: 12 MONTHS IN SOUTH AMERICA AND GOING STRONG

It’s hard to believe that one year ago I left Australia on a one way ticket to South America with nothing more than a backpack and an open mind. With no real plans, no expectations, I set foot on my 6th continent arriving first in Santiago, Chile….12 months, 8 countries, thousands of photos, hundreds of amazing people and countless of incredible experiences later, I find myself here in Peru taking some solo time to reflect on one hell of a Read more…

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04 January 2012 ~ 3 Comments

The Galapagos: A Photo Essay of Lobos, Tortugas, Sunsets and More!

Have you ever dreamed of going to a place for so long that it just doesn’t seem real? My travel imagination is chalk full of these places! The Galapagos Islands, however, have been a non-negotiable, absolutely must experience ASAP destination for me no matter what the price tag was going to say. I was fortunate enough to see this dream come true in 2011 for 12 blissful days of snorkelling, unreal encounters with animals, delicious cuisine and wonderful people! And Read more…

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20 December 2011 ~ 1 Comment

A PERFECT DAY IN SOUTH AMERICA, TAKE 2: RAFTING, ZIP LINE AND A TARZAN SWING AMAZON STYLE

New series!!  “A Perfect Day in South America” is my way of sharing some of my favourite moments in South America with all of you!  So often I find myself walking with a huge smile across my face and in a state of utter bliss enjoying “A Perfect Day.” These are usually the stories I write home about, spill to my best friends and it ends there. But why not share the love with everyone?! Typically I like to keep Read more…

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18 December 2011 ~ 4 Comments

Inspiration For The Week: 19/12/11 Happy Silly Season!

As the end of an amazing year draws near, I find myself a little more inspired every single day! This is a photo from a little while back just outside of Canoa, Ecuador, a chilled out fishing village that draws locals and backpackers alike that are looking for a bit of surf, a chilled out hammock session and a nice cocktail! “It is with passion, courage of conviction and strong sense of self that we take our next steps into Read more…

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27 October 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Volunteer Salasaca, Ecuador: Educating Youth, Creating Possibilities

As much as I love spending time seeing the sites and hitting up adventure on the road, I have to say, volunteering in a small community makes me realize, there certainly is MORE to travel! I recently spent a week in Salasaca, Ecuador working with the Sumak Kawsay Yachay (SKY foundation,) an organization working to grow the community of Salasaca through sound education. Thanks to the extensive listing and incredibly useful site, Volunteer South America (.net) I was able to easily Read more…

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24 October 2011 ~ 1 Comment

Inspiration For The Week: 24/10/2011

    “Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” ~Ashley Smith   Ps Check out more gorgeous photos of the children of Salasaca and find out how you can help…out this Thursday! Have a fabulous week! Jess

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12 October 2011 ~ 12 Comments

A Perfect Day In South America: Series Launch! Baths n Beers in Baños!

New series!! “A Perfect Day in South America” is my way of sharing some of my favourite moments in South America with all of you!  So often I find myself walking with a huge smile across my face and in a state of utter bliss enjoying “A Perfect Day.” These are usually the stories I write home about, spill to my best friends and it ends there. But why not share the love with everyone?! Typically I like to keep Read more…

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