Moreno Glacier Trek, ArgentinaIn August 2002 I left the U.S. to do volunteer work in Central America. I taught ESL to Costa Rican school children for two months, then did conservation work along the Pacific Coast. In mid October, I left my volunteer life behind and traveled further south to the destinations you’ll see below.

Belinda & Christian Dancing, Los Uros, PeruMy entire journey lasted almost a full year as I meandered up and down the continent, including two months in the middle to regroup back in California. Along the way I made many friends (and lost a few), both locals and other gringos. And, as usually happens on such journeys, I learned to look inside and around myself with different eyes.

Enjoy these photos. They represent a special place in my history and heart.

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