Soleil – New Country – Mexico

The last few weeks really flew by! Since we had booked flights out of Santiago to head up to Mexico for our family vacation, we've been hanging out in the general area killing time. After … [Read more...]

It’s My 40th B-day

I was born on April 18th, 1974. Today is my 40th birthday. That means one thing to me right now. I'm getting DAMN OLD! I debated writing a big philosophical post for my birthday. Reflections and … [Read more...]

A Day in the Life of Soleil: Pichilemu

In case you were wondering what an 18-month-old nomad does on the road, I thought I'd share my average day with you. I wake up next to Mama under a web of mosquito net. I would really like to rip … [Read more...]

Valley Of Condors

We crossed back into Chile a few days ago. I think it's like our 4th or 5th time crossing into this country in the last year. It's our toughest border, and I hate it. So many rules in Chile. We've … [Read more...]

Cochamo: The most magical place you’ve never heard of

We're back from our amazing trip to the Cochamo Valley. Although I'd like to write a huge blog post about how incredible the experience was, unfortunately we're back on the road with too many balls in … [Read more...]

Climbing In Patagonia

I'm about to fulfill a long time dream that until recently I had completely written off in my life. I am going  to climb a big wall in Patagonia. I truly thought the day would never come. Six … [Read more...]

Home Is Back on the Road

It's always strange leaving the comforts of an apartment and moving back into the Sprinter. Each time before we hit the road again, we can't help but wonder how we'll fit everything back in the van, … [Read more...]

Going On Vacation – USA or BUST!

After an amazing week on Rapa Nui island (remember here), we headed back to Santiago and posted up at a B&B right in Providencia. Time to pack the bags... we're going on VACATION! We … [Read more...]

Easter Island – Rapa Nui

When you take on South America by road, there is bound to be a bucket list of must-dos in each country. So far we've been successful ticking ours off. Angel Falls in Venezuela, the Pacifico in … [Read more...]

The Risks We Take

  Dear Soleil, It was June, 1997, and whitewater kayaking was experiencing a golden age. All disciplines of the sport were peaking, from freestyle to slalom racing, and at the front of the … [Read more...]

Catching up… Moving on… Chile

Well, we've fallen a bit behind on the blog posts, haven't we?  Here's a quick update since we last posted. We ended up staying in Mendoza more than a couple days. I think it ended up being more … [Read more...]