...not really but if you look at the pictures below, you can understand why. Seriously though, do you know how creepy it is to be horseback riding through saguaros and red mountains (like those found near Phoenix vacation rentals) and convincing yourself you aren't in Arizona? As we walked onto the dusty ranch, and I… Continue reading Tupiza, Bolivia Made Me Shout YEEHAW!
Welcome to another wonderful PHOTO ESSAY WEEK! While I'm sure we have a million stories, nothing can really describe the amazingness of the last few weeks we experienced in Bolivia. Today we bring you the "off the beaten track but not really since there is a tour bus going out there" Tarabuco Market (Sundays only)… Continue reading Photo Essay: Tarabuco Market – Markets in South America
Welcome to another wonderful PHOTO ESSAY WEEK! While I'm sure we have a million stories, nothing can really describe the amazingness of the last few weeks we experienced in Bolivia. We chose to participate in the 1 day tour of the Uyuni Salt Flats after realizing we were short on both money and time. There… Continue reading Photo Essay: Uyuni Salt Flats
Welcome to another wonderful PHOTO ESSAY WEEK! While I'm sure we have a million stories, nothing can really describe the amazingness of the last few weeks we experienced in Bolivia. Let's just say we were happy to spend a week in Sucre Bolivia after our La Paz experiences. Not only is the place super chill… Continue reading Photo Essay: Sucre Bolivia
When I was in the 4th grade, Jurassic Park came out and rocked our world. I was one of the millions of kids who heartily exclaimed, "I want to be a paleontologist!" with a little too much glee. Hey, I think Shaun was doing that too. I'm not the only one. Regardless, I find myself… Continue reading Geek Alert: Dinosaur Museum in Sucre, Bolivia
Easily one of my favorite adventures, the World's Most Dangerous Road (or Death Road) in La Paz rocked our face off! What we didn't realize was that we started in the snowy peaks of the surrounding mountains and end in the warm and rainy rainforests 30-40 miles away. This experience single-handedly got me addicted to… Continue reading Episode 20 – Death Road in Bolivia
Besides Machu Picchu, the Amazon has held my heart and my imagination for I can't even tell you how long. Since I was a kid I would dream about the mysteries and unknowns that can be found in this mystical, undiscovered place. You really don't know what to expect. So little can be found in… Continue reading Into the Unknown: The Bolivian Amazon
Have you ever gotten frustrated with a technical issue? No? Me neither. Well, this newest segment is for all the other people who occasionally can't fight the urge to take a baseball bat to their computer when things go awry. So to help prevent further damage to your their electronics, let's jump in to the first installment… Continue reading Travel Tech Tips: Resolve That DNS
"ORURO! ORURO! ORUROOOOOOOOOO!" the ticket sellers proclaimed. Saturday was the peak day for Carnaval and the bus station in La Paz was packed to the brim with people ready to get on with their Carnaval festivities. Excitement was in the air. Everyone was ready to head out. We nervously awaited our bus ride out to… Continue reading Carnaval in Oruro, Bolivia on a Budget
Being in La Paz during Carnaval time was a bit overwhelming. The markets are packed to the brim with people trying to buy clown masks, foam, tiaras, and whatever costume they were planning on donning to the festivities. Unfortunately for us, the main market was on the same street as the tour company that we… Continue reading Pickpocketed in La Paz Bolivia
Just a few bits to get a good idea of the very cute and quaint town Copacabana Bolivia on the Bolivian side of Lake Titicaca. To get to Isla del Sol, many people tend to camp out here before taking the ferry over. 🙂 Quick tip: It gets very cold on Copacabana and Isla del… Continue reading Photo Friday: Copacabana Bolivia
This definitely isn't one of those posts that will tell you how La Paz changed my life, or how you must visit it, or how it was the bane of my existence. This is just one of those posts that gives you a few pointers on what to do if you happen to find yourself… Continue reading La Paz, Bolivia in a Nutshell
Howdy howdy there! My how time flies. It only seems like yesterday that we started Over Yonderlust and somehow it blew up into the young, adolescent blog that it is today. We're past the training wheels but still learning how to drive. We have done so much since our 1 year blogiversary: We now have… Continue reading Over Yonderlust Celebrates 2 Years!
Long term traveling can be really hard on a relationship. Even after 8 years of marriage and 13 years together, occasionally Shaun and I want to kill each other. So as Valentines approached, we made sure to make a day of it. Romance was going to be our forte. I used to be against it… Continue reading Romance and Llama Salami in La Paz, Bolivia
I think we like to pretend that we are hikers. Seriously. It is like I want to be that person who hikes the world and sees these amazing landscapes. And somehow I end up dragging Shaun to go with me. Do we ever regret it? Well, maybe one time, if you count Volcan Santa Maria,… Continue reading Isla del Sol: Nickled and Dimed at the Birthplace of the Sun