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A Year On The Road

Today marks a year on the road for me, which sounds like a long time when I say it out loud. I’m really loving the simple life in the mountains and my batteries are recharging quickly. Every day my head is filling with stories of Peru/Bolivia/Chile and Argentina that will help me move further south when the time comes.

I’ll leave you with a few photos of recent times.

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The mounatin behind The Secret Garden I hike up twice a week (4200m)

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Carrying Mash through a hailstorm

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The waterfall I jump off almost daily


13 Responses

  1. I envy you… you’re really living your live… more than any of us. :)

  2. BodesWell says:


    Congrats on a full year on the road! I know it’s lots of hard work (I’m at 10 months, and way behind you in Central America.) The romantic notion of the wandering vagabond is not always as glamorous in reality… but it’s often pretty close 😉

    Best of luck in your next steps… maybe we cross paths some day…


  3. O'Shea 12566 says:

    Has been a year already??

  4. Nikki says:

    hey dan, congrats on your 1 year anniversary! I am just celebrating my 6 month anniversary and somehow stumbled on your blog in my pursuit of planning my next leg… central america! i know your a very busy man but any ‘must sees’ please could you advise… I am thinking of belize, guatemala, panama… In return please email me or take a look at my blog for any ideas you may require as i seem to be going the opposite direction to you! South America is amazing and many exciting adventures await you. I wish i was going back soon!
    All the best

    • Dan says:

      Hey Nikki, Sounds like you’ve had an amazing adventure.
      Things to see and do: I didn’t sail through the San Blas islands from Colombia to Panama, but really wish I had.
      Isla Ometepe in Nicaragua is amazing.. Guatemala is my favorite country for sure in central…
      You’re going to have a blast :)

  5. Sierra says:

    hey Dan! Just cheking in on you. Are you still volunteering at Cotopaxi? Did you summit yet? :) hope everything is beautiful in your life right now. Sending good vibes your way….


    • Dan says:

      Hey Sierra,
      Absolutely, I’m still living the simple life in Cotopaxi, loving every minute.
      I have not been to the summit yet, lots of time for that later :)
      Hope everything is great with you.

  6. Nate says:

    Hey Dan,

    Hope all is well wherever you are! Still at Cotopaxi? If you are, hope it`s going good.

    Just booked my flight home come August 2 and the realization on being done traveling for now is hitting me. Anyways, just wanted to say whats up and looking forward to the next update. It`ll help me get through the whole having a job phase.


    • Dan says:

      Hey Man,
      Great to hear from you. Yep, still kicking it at Cotopaxi and loving it.
      Good luck in the real world man, it might be a bit of a shock!

  7. Ben says:

    I hope to be doing Peru in two months time, just out of curiosity have you been taking any tablets to prevent malaria while your in south America ?

    Best of luck out there :)

    • Dan says:

      Hey Ben,
      I have malaria tablets with me, but I have not been to any places where they are needed yet. If I hop into the Amazon I’ll start taking them I think.
      Have fun dude!

  8. Jim K in PA says:

    Your Jeep must be wondering what the heck is going on! LOL – be careful you dont stay too long and start putting down roots. :)

    We just got back a week ago from a 6k mile overland trip to South Dakota and Wyoming. Wish I were heading out again. 3 weeks was just a drop in the bucket, but oh such a nice break from the “real world”.

    Jim K

    • Dan says:

      Hey Jim,
      I’ve just come for a drive into town and the Jeep is still going great even after such a long break.
      The map on the hood gets a TON of attention from all the travelers coming through the hostel :)
      Plans for the next roadie?


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