I am creating this blog to keep family, friends, and anyone interested updated with my travels to South America with Ben.
I'm beyond excited to spend three months in South America and hope to gain new cultural experiences, improve upon my Spanish, and meet new people. I leave in 5 days, and won't be back until August 15th. First, we fly to Santiago, Chile, and have no real plans after that.
I just packed my backpack, which I will be living out of for the next three months. Luckily it only weighs 23 pounds (for now), and so trekking will be a lot easier.
I got my backpack from REI, and really recommend going to REI if you plan on ever trekking/backpacking/traveling. Everyone that works there knows what they are doing, and love to help you out.
Before I went into the store, I had no idea what kind of bag, clothes, or camping things I needed. After only 3 short visits, I felt 100% more ready for my trip.