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Best Of The Rest – The Weekly Roundup

by Tony · 8 comments

Don't F' with Meg

Learning lesson: Don't F' with Meg before she's had breakfast

After non-stop travel through Bolivia, we have finally settled in Cusco, Peru for a couple of weeks before our Inca Trail Trek takes us to Machu Pichu. Sometimes, you just need to decompress.

We only have a few weeks left to appreciate South America before we jump to Europe which is sad, but one of our first stops in Europe will be the TBU conference where we can hopefully meet some of our favorite travel writers!

As we dig into what Cusco has to offer, you should check out what some of those great travelers have been up to this past week:

  •  I haven’t checked in with Devon from AnsweringOlivier in awhile… but man am I glad I did this week. Talk about food porn! I am less worried about the hundreds of dollars I would spend at this Pop-up food festival than I am about the size of the fork lift that would have to carry me out of there. Oh… and she eats lamb testicles. ‘Nuff said.
  • Luckily, my lovely bride was raised by a forester and could kick any lumberjacks ass when navigating the woods. But if you aren’t so lucky, you just might want to try ALL of these tips from TwoOregonians about how to handle an “indoorsy” spouse in the great outdoors (the incredible rugged Torres del Paine no less). My favorite tip? The promise of craft beer at the end of the trail… oh, and lots of cheese. Lots and lots of cheese!
  • When is the best time to tell your boss you are quitting? Brooke was not super happy that Patrick told his boss two months in advance, but you know my opinion. The earlier the better. The worst case scenario is they fire you and you might get severance. The best case scenario is they appreciate the early notice, you leave on good terms, and you have a job when you get back or at least a great reference. Plus, if nothing else, I am definitely like Patrick. When I have a kickass trip like this coming up, I have to tell everyone as soon as possible!
  • Our friend Steph over at TwentySomethingTravel was kind of enough to share one of my hostel horror stories (hilarious in hindsight and possibly at the time even) over on her site. Definitely check out the comments as everyone is sharing their best story and there are some doozies! Oh, and Steph has gone Alfajore crazy… in the best kind of way!
  • Put this down as something I desperately want to do, but might be too chicken to try… RoyMarvelous discusses his time living at a Muay Thai fighting camp in Thailand.
  • Something that has always perplexed me, even more now that we are traveling through different countries, is why kids out of school do not move more. BackpackingMatt says it best when he writes about the advantages of looking for jobs in new states or even, heck… how about a whole new country?

About Tony
Quit his job to try actually following his dreams for once... and is currently loving it. He is working hard to to make this life-style permanent by writing about his adventures and brainstorming money making opportunities with his partner-in-crime, Meg.

Brooke vs. the World March 16, 2012 at 11:57 pm

Thanks for the shout, but just to clarify – he told his boss 3 months in advance! And before we discussed it! That’s what got me 😉

Tony March 17, 2012 at 9:58 am

Hahaha ok… you got me there. Not telling you is pretty bad. But I still think the more in advance you can tell work the better! But DEFINITELY discuss with your significant other first. Definitely.

Roy Marvelous March 17, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Thanks for the mention. I can definitely recommend it!

Tony March 17, 2012 at 4:07 pm

Alright… that’s it. We’re gonna try it for at least a week!

Matt March 17, 2012 at 5:38 pm

Cheers for the plug! Enjoy your final few weeks in SA!

Tony March 17, 2012 at 6:31 pm

It was a great article… I really do wonder why people out of college don’t move around more. It’s the best time to do it! Thanks for the well wishes!

Bethany ~ twoOregonians March 18, 2012 at 10:19 pm

Hey guys! Thanks for getting a kick out of our efforts to trek in comfort :) Cheese and beer solve an infinite number of problems. Safe travels, and see you in Italy!

Tony March 20, 2012 at 3:12 pm

Can’t wait to meet back up in Umbria for TBU! I think we can definitely gorge ourselves on some epic cheese plates there!

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