The Top Places I Plan to Visit in South America

As the day gets closer and closer when I am living in South America permanently, I think a lot about the logistics of the move, but I’m also starting to think about all the places I want to visit. For me, visiting a place just to check it off my bucket list is not what […]

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Exploring the Amazon Rainforest at Night

Just came upon this little video that I made 8 years ago in the Amazon rainforest. It was shot, poorly edited, and uploaded all in one evening from the middle of the jungle about 50 miles from the nearest city. How they had an internet connection, I don’t know — probably satellite. It’s short and […]

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Peruvian Amazon Deforestation Continues…

The Monitoring of the Andean Amazon Project (MAAP) has released a report on deforestation hotspots in the rainforest as well as a series of satellite photos showing examples of the devastation that mining, palm oil harvesting, and general agriculture is making on the region. If you care about your children and your grandchildren and the future, […]

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Moving to South America: Choosing Where to Live

I’ve changed my mind several times on where to live I’d like to live if I move to South America. My original plan has always been to move to Iquitos, Peru where I am most comfortable in a city I know well and have the most friends, but increased violent crime against foreigners (who stand […]

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Book Review: “Move Overseas! Overcoming Fear to Make the Best Decision of Your Life: How to Plan Your Move Now”

As I’ve been planning and researching about moving overseas, I’ve done a ton of reading. Some books are location specific about particular countries and even particular cities, but there are also books about moving in general — leaving the country that has been your home probably all your life and inserting yourself into a completely […]

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Sudden Instability in Peru is a Concern

What kind of situation am I heading into in a few days? Right now Peru, a country noted for it’s political instability, is in a highly volatile situation with the current President, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (commonly referred to as PPK in Peru), facing the possibility of impeachment as early as today only 10 days after reports […]

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