In my quest to visit every continent by thirty, I am beginning to concentrate on my last two continents: South America and Antarctica. I am also beginning to realize that in a little more than a month, I will turn twenty-eight, and the only thing that scares me about that age is having only two years left to reach my goal. Therefore, I will put all other travel dream destinations aside, for now, until my goal is complete.
So where will I head first?
My current plan, which can always change, is to head to a South American country for a week, or so, this summer, but to ultimately save up for the big trip to Antarctica the following winter, after my twenty-ninth birthday. That trip will include time in either Chile or Argentina, depending on where I leave from, with possible extended time in a South American country that is on my route back home to the East Coast.
Plans are always changing and evolving, so within the next few weeks, I’ll be doing some research on South America to try narrow it down to where I would like to spend time this summer and the following winter.
This is where you come in; I need your help. How do I choose between Peru’s Machu Picchu and the statue of Christ the Redeemer that overlooks Rio de Janeiro? Or, Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands and Bolivia’s Uyuni salt flats? Will I get the chance to tango in Buenos Aries, or take in the beauty of Patagonia? Or, will I take a boat deep into the Amazon, or relax on the beaches in Colombia?
You see, the possibilities are endless, so I need your suggestions and recommendations in the coming weeks and months. You can comment here and even leave links to past blogs below, or contact me privately . Either way, I would love all the information I can get.
I look forward to hearing all of your advice for South America. Thanks in advance!