Wanderlusting - Lusting for Wandering and Stories of Travel Adventures http://wanderlusting.org Wanderlusting is a collection of thoughts and photos from a handful of friends who love traveling the globe. The front page is just the most recent content from all people aggregated together. You can read more from each individual's blog: Todd's, Nikki's, Brook's, Greg's, Heather's. en Do I need a passport for my baby? http://wanderlusting.org/blog/greg/do-i-need-passport-my-baby <p>In case you are, for example, the parents of a child and you are taking a trip I have created a handy website to help you determine if you need a passport for that child.</p> <p>It's called: <a href="http://doineedapassportformybaby.com/">Do I need a passport for my baby</a>.</p> <p>I hope you enjoy it. I enjoyed making it. I didn't enjoy learning about this new policy while in line to get on a flight because it meant I missed the flight and had to stay home in Denver instead. Denver is nice, but not as nice as being on a trip.</p> http://wanderlusting.org/blog/greg/do-i-need-passport-my-baby#comments The Whole World English Advice Mon, 21 Feb 2011 19:21:33 +0000 greg 518 at http://wanderlusting.org Hiking El Pital - The highest peak on the border of El Salvador and Honduras http://wanderlusting.org/blog/greg/hiking-el-pital-highest-peak-border-el-salvador-and-honduras <p>In 2006 we went on a trip to El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala. On that trip we "hiked" El Pital, which is mostly about taking a bus to a mountain pass on the side of the mountain and then maybe a 2 hour walk up the road to the top of the mountain.</p> <p><a href="http://wanderlusting.org/cerca-de-el-pital"></a></p> <h3>Bus to El Pital</h3> <p>I don't remember the exact name of the town where we found the bus, but it should be relatively easy to figure out. We started in La Palma and took the early early morning bus to another town. Then we had a little food from a pretty nasty pupuseria while waiting for the bus up the hill. The mountain pass had a tiny shop where we bought some potato chips and similar things.</p> <p><a href="http://wanderlusting.org/blog/greg/hiking-el-pital-highest-peak-border-el-salvador-and-honduras">read more</a></p> http://wanderlusting.org/blog/greg/hiking-el-pital-highest-peak-border-el-salvador-and-honduras#comments English Latin America/Caribbean Touristing Thu, 28 Oct 2010 18:26:39 +0000 greg 517 at http://wanderlusting.org Salar de Uyuni vs. Global Lithium Needs http://wanderlusting.org/blog/greg/salar-de-uyuni-vs-global-lithium-needs <p>The Salar De Uyuni, one of our favorite parts of our 2008 trip in Bolivia, is now at risk of serious changes. It seems that 70% of the world's known reserves of lithium which is of course an important element for all of the lithium-ion batteries in the cellphones, ipods, cameras, and laptops that people take on their trips to the salt flats to document their trip.</p> <p>We've posted a ton of photos of our trip to the Salar De Uyuni, here are some of the best. I post these at the request of the site <a href="http://salar-de-uyuni.jimdo.com/">Save the Salar</a> who are also on <a href="http://twitter.com/save_the_salar">twitter</a>. They want the world to know about the beauty of the salar and the risks it faces.</p> <p><a href="http://wanderlusting.org/blog/greg/salar-de-uyuni-vs-global-lithium-needs">read more</a></p> http://wanderlusting.org/blog/greg/salar-de-uyuni-vs-global-lithium-needs#comments English Latin America/Caribbean Political Fri, 30 Jul 2010 19:58:47 +0000 greg 516 at http://wanderlusting.org More Mexican Spanish Slang-- cursing in el DF http://wanderlusting.org/blog/brook/more-mexican-spanish-slang-cursing-el-df <p>After my first post on <a href="http://wanderlusting.org/blog/brook/mexican-spanish-slang">Mexican Spanish Slang</a> I wanted to share this blog I just came across that is devoted to swearing in Mexico City.</p> <ul> <li><a href="http://swearindf.blogspot.com/">http://swearindf.blogspot.com/</a></li> </ul> <p>It's a compilation of some very slangy curse words that made me laugh and laugh. The author provides mini-dialogues with translations to really give you the idea. Very good stuff.</p> http://wanderlusting.org/blog/brook/more-mexican-spanish-slang-cursing-el-df#comments Fun Latin America/Caribbean Spanish Sun, 07 Feb 2010 21:36:12 +0000 Brook 515 at http://wanderlusting.org Going abroad: Do I need a converter or an adapter? http://wanderlusting.org/blog/greg/going-abroad-do-i-need-converter-or-adapter <p>I frequently am asked "when going abroad, do I need a converter or an adapter or both?"</p> <h3>What is a power converter?</h3> <p>A converter takes energy from the wall in one format and turns it into another. So, in Argentina the power is 220-240v, 50 Hz, AC. That means the voltage is 220 to 240 and it comes in 50 alternating cycles per second. For comparison the United States of America is 120 volts at 60hz. You can see different standard power measure from around the world at http://www.kropla.com/electric2.htm</p> <p>Now, will that work for you? Most electrical products should say in tiny little writing something like</p> <p>Input: 100-240v, 50-60hz.<br /> Output: 6.5-18.5v, 4.6A max.</p> <p><a href="http://wanderlusting.org/blog/greg/going-abroad-do-i-need-converter-or-adapter">read more</a></p> http://wanderlusting.org/blog/greg/going-abroad-do-i-need-converter-or-adapter#comments The Whole World English Advice Wed, 30 Dec 2009 22:27:01 +0000 greg 513 at http://wanderlusting.org Slum Tourism in the Developing World http://wanderlusting.org/blog/nikki/slum-tourism-developing-world <p>One of the new trends in travel is <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/09/travel/09heads.html">tours of the ghettos and slums</a> to get an idea of how large portions of the developing world really live. There were several tours offered in Time Out Buenos Aires to visit the <em>villas de miseria</em> or more politically correctly: <em>villas de emergencia</em> in the outskirts of town.</p> <p><a href="http://wanderlusting.org/blog/nikki/slum-tourism-developing-world">read more</a></p> http://wanderlusting.org/blog/nikki/slum-tourism-developing-world#comments Latin America/Caribbean Political Spanglish Wed, 28 Oct 2009 20:45:22 +0000 Nikki 512 at http://wanderlusting.org Highlights of San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico http://wanderlusting.org/blog/nikki/highlights-san-crist%C3%B3bal-de-las-casas-chiapas-mexico <p><a href="http://wanderlusting.org/image/latin-americacaribbean/beautiful-church-san-crist%C3%B3bal-de-las-casas-m%C3%A9xico"><img src="http://wanderlusting.org/wanderfiles/images/church_cristobal_2.preview.jpg"></a></p> <p>San Cristóbal de las Casas is a charming colonial town nestled into the green mountains of Mexico's southern state Chiapas. Home of the Zapatista uprising of 1994, the feeling in town these days is much more refined than revolucionario. A few things to check out:</p> <p><a href="http://wanderlusting.org/blog/nikki/highlights-san-crist%C3%B3bal-de-las-casas-chiapas-mexico">read more</a></p> http://wanderlusting.org/blog/nikki/highlights-san-crist%C3%B3bal-de-las-casas-chiapas-mexico#comments Advice Latin America/Caribbean Spanish Mon, 05 Oct 2009 19:55:24 +0000 Nikki 510 at http://wanderlusting.org Mexico City Highlights http://wanderlusting.org/blog/nikki/mexico-city-highlights <p><a href="http://wanderlusting.org/image/latin-americacaribbean/lucha-libre-masks-df-mexico"><img src="http://wanderlusting.org/wanderfiles/images/lucha_libre.preview.jpg"></a></p> <p>Although we didn't see nearly as much as we hoped with museums and events closed for swine flu, here are some great things to check out in Mexico City.</p> <p><a href="http://wanderlusting.org/image/latin-americacaribbean/calle-condesa-y-5-de-mayo"><img src="http://wanderlusting.org/wanderfiles/images/condesa_25_mayo.preview.jpg"></a></p> <ol> <li>Any trip to Mexico City should start by reading David Lida's <a href="http://www.denverspanishhouse.com/node/620">First Stop in the New World: Mexico City, the Capital of the 21st Century</a>. The book is chock-full of fun facts and interesting insight into a fascinating city. </li> </ol> <p><a href="http://wanderlusting.org/blog/nikki/mexico-city-highlights">read more</a></p> http://wanderlusting.org/blog/nikki/mexico-city-highlights#comments Advice Latin America/Caribbean Spanish Mon, 28 Sep 2009 18:49:44 +0000 Nikki 508 at http://wanderlusting.org Doorways in Latin America http://wanderlusting.org/blog/nikki/doorways-latin-america <p>The doorways found in Latin America (and Europe) are so much more exciting than ours... Below are a few favorites from our travels.</p> <p><strong>México, DF</strong><br /> <a href="http://wanderlusting.org/image/latin-americacaribbean/doorway-df-mexico"><img src="http://wanderlusting.org/wanderfiles/images/doorway_df.preview.jpg"></a></p> <p><strong>Uruguay, Colonia Suiza</strong><br /> <a href="http://wanderlusting.org/image/door-colonia-suiza-uruguay"><img src="http://wanderlusting.org/wanderfiles/images/CIMG2784.preview.JPG"></a></p> <p><strong>Uruguay, Colonia del Sacramento</strong><br /> <a href="http://wanderlusting.org/image/doorway-colonia-del-sacramento"><img src="http://wanderlusting.org/wanderfiles/images/CIMG2878_0.preview.JPG"></a></p> <p><strong>España, Briones</strong></p> <p><a href="http://wanderlusting.org/blog/nikki/doorways-latin-america">read more</a></p> http://wanderlusting.org/blog/nikki/doorways-latin-america#comments Fun Latin America/Caribbean Spanish Thu, 24 Sep 2009 18:26:37 +0000 Nikki 501 at http://wanderlusting.org Mexico City's Centro Histórico and the Zócalo http://wanderlusting.org/blog/nikki/mexico-city-s-centro-hist%C3%B3rico-and-z%C3%B3calo <h3>View of the Zócalo</h3> <p><a href="http://wanderlusting.org/image/latin-americacaribbean/view-z%C3%B3calo-above-df-mexico"><img src="http://wanderlusting.org/wanderfiles/images/zocalo_0.preview.jpg"></a></p> <p>One of the quintessential sites of Mexico City is its main central plaza called the Zócalo. The Zócalo provides a gathering place and center of transit for tourists and locals alike. Here is a view from above, with a fun column detail demonstrating typical architectural design.</p> http://wanderlusting.org/blog/nikki/mexico-city-s-centro-hist%C3%B3rico-and-z%C3%B3calo#comments Latin America/Caribbean Spanglish Touristing Mon, 21 Sep 2009 20:23:19 +0000 Nikki 499 at http://wanderlusting.org