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 November 2011 ~ 1 Comment

The Journey List Updated: With a Bit of South America

My Journey List was originally posted back at the start of May 2011. Just 6 months later, I have begun to work my way through, and have found myself adding new adventures to undertake! (You can find all the updates in red!) It looks like quite a few will be ticked off over the next few months, so stay tuned! I’ve included the original content behind the Journey List concept from the previous post in case you missed out… Do you Read more…

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15 July 2011 ~ 10 Comments

6 Weeks So Far into My South American Dream…

Wow, I swear I was just back in Melbourne wondering if this trip would ever begin! Well, I’ve been on the road for a mere 42 days, and it doesn’t even remotely feel like it! If you’ve been following on my Facebook page, you’ve gotten fairly regular photo and trip updates, but they sure aren’t coming from the blog! (So be sure to get over and  “LIKE” the Journey with Jess Jones page to stay up to date!) Here are Read more…

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26 June 2011 ~ 0 Comments

2 Days in Valparaiso: Steep Cerras, Stunning Views, and That Bloody Ice Cream (Oh and Being Robbed!)

What to do with a mere 2 days and 2 nights in Valparaiso?? Let me tell you, we packed a lot in! From spinnin on the dance floor Cuban salsa style, to sippin (awful) espresso’s with the cafe man in his hidden art museum…to even frollicking in the ocean, Valpo is one killer weekend away! Just an easy (cheap) 90min bus ride from Santiago and the Andes ranges, and you are face to face with the sun, sea and all the Read more…

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16 June 2011 ~ 5 Comments

Chile: A Day in the Life of a Chilled Out Traveler in Santiago

What better way to kick off an extended travel than to set up shop in one of the best area of Santiago, Bellavista! I currently “live” at the base of Cerra San Cristobol, in this super artsy, Boho area that oozes lifestyle AND is within walking distance to Everything!! Chilled out Chilean restaurants, panaderia’s, fruteria’s, and bars a plenty (tho you may be surprised, I haven’t been to ANY of them…yet!) On my quest to live like a local I jumped Read more…

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06 June 2011 ~ 7 Comments

Goodbye Australia, Hello South America: As One Journey Ends, Another Begins…

  I can hardly believe that it’s finally here! I’ve just set foot on Chilean soil, my 6th continent, and thus turned the page to the next chapter of my life. You may have read in the About Me section, that I look at life as one large story book. Each chapter of the book is a milestone, another phase in our life… welcome to my next chapter, backpacking South America! Here’s a glimpse of a few things I’ve done Read more…

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