06 September 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Sucre: The Perfect Place to Live Like a Local, Study Spanish and Get Involved In The Community!

Living one month in Sucre I was mesmerized by the architecture of the antique white buildings, the hot sunny days and cold yet energized nights! On an average day it’s not uncommon to stop in the market for a super fresh fruit salad and walk out with anything from clothes and cleaning products to whole pigs and smelly cheese, meet a friend in the plaza to watch the world go by,and pass the afternoon cozied up in a cafe going back and from Read more…

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25 July 2012 ~ 0 Comments

What’s Next: Trading Cold Weather and Altitude For Sun, Sea and Sail! (Part 1)

Well, the journey has well and truly come full circle! I am back in Colombia exactly one year later and can happily say I have travelled South America (of course with more to one day explore.) With a number of Journey List items well and truly ticked off, more hours in buses than I want to remember and one smile inducing moment after another, It’s time for a change of pace… I can’t tell you the feeling of relief and Read more…

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08 June 2012 ~ 7 Comments


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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28 May 2012 ~ 1 Comment

Inspiration For the Week: 28/5/12

“Take pride in how far you have come and have faith in how far you can go.”   For my final week leading up to ONE YEAR ON THE ROAD I am taking on the Inca Jungle Trek adventure and finally MACHU PICCHU!! I am super inspired for this challenge and can’t wait to share the stories and photos with you all!! Have an incredible week!! Health, happiness and inspiration, Jess 

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25 May 2012 ~ 4 Comments

POR QUE NO: A South American Concept I’ve Come to LOVE!

A South American Concept; in fact, a widely accepted concept of doing things for the simple reason that YOU CAN…but really, WHY NOT??? Why Not set out with a backpack, a one way ticket, and open mind? Why Not have another…aguardiente in Colombia, Cana in Ecuador, Pisco in Chile, Fernet in Argentina, Capirinha in Brazil…well, you get the idea. Why Not give a part of yourself to a community for just a day, a week perhaps, even a month?  Why Read more…

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21 May 2012 ~ 7 Comments

Inspiration For the Week: 21/5/12

  RISK more than others think is safe. CARE more than others think is wise. DREAM more than others think is practical. EXPECT more than others think is possible. ~Claude Bissell   The famous Salt Flats of Uyuni… who wouldn’t just want to run in their knickers?! Have you been to the Salt Flats? What crazy pictures did you take??? PS Special birthday shout outs to the photographer and my current travel buddy We’re celebrating here on Lake Titicaca with Read more…

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