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October 20, 2014

By Gretchen Richter de Medeiros

 

Leaving Santiago was a challenge in several ways. First, we had to pick up the rental car. Luckily, Rodrigo, Heather and the kids had already scouted out the route to walk from our apartment to the rental car place and had driving directions back (lots of one-way streets and detours around parks and hills made this a not-as-simple-as-you’d-think task). As we were walking to pick it up, however, we realized that we didn’t have driving directions from Santiago to our B&B in the Colchagua Valley. So back to the apartment we went, digging Rodrigo’s Mac out of his backpack to access the internet and hand-write the instructions. (Foreshadowing note: we do not have a data pla...

September 20, 2014

by Rodrigo DeMedeiros

 

When I tell people that I am leaving for a full year with my family on this adventure and that I plan to shoot a documentary of the experience, after the initial "wow" reaction in regards to the "RTW/one-year off" itself, the next question I frequently get is "what kind of equipment do you need to do that on the road?"

 

I am primarily a content producer, but it became clear that I needed to wear many hats to make this documentary work. Ideally I would have a small crew to help, particularly with audio - in my opinion, the most beastly of all tasks - but I certainly don't have that luxury. I decided to focus on the content, let the images and situations unravel naturally, instead...

September 5, 2014

by Bella Richter de Medeiros

 

With just under three weeks on the countdown to the departure date, I have to start thinking about what I'm going to take with me on this trip. Packing isn't easy, especially when you have to pack a year's worth of things. You learn how to prioritize, since over-packing is the worst thing ever. We definitely over-packed on our France/Italy trip this summer, and I'm not going to let that happen again. 

 

Clothes 

 

Choosing what clothes I'm taking with me is really tough, because I have a very limited amount of space in my backpack for a year's worth of clothing. It's also difficult because I really like clothes; I love wearing stuff that makes me feel good about myself, and I...

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