36: We Crash Into a Swamp

Adam and Maggie find the Argentinian countryside hospitable, right up until it isn't. We talk about the essential difference between 12 and 15mph on a muddy road, the perils of mosquito passengers, and what recovery gear is necessary for extracting oneself from the steep bank of a swamp. Adam punches himself in the groin. Maggie almost makes friends with a skunk. 

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35: 36 Degrees of Latitude Later

Maggie and Adam have left Chile! For real this time. As we start our time in Argentina, we reflect back on our favorite moments in Chile, our top recommendations and most importantly: the differences in Chilean and Argentinian meat prep methods. Maggie does a technical corner. Adam has a self care pillow fort. We launch a Patreon!

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34: Little Ideas, Big Projects

Adam and Maggie are on the Carretera Austral, Chile's most scenic highway. We talk injuries and inspiration and the dampness that trees bring. Adam gets a little idea that turns into a big project. Maggie finds a new love in wood-burning stoves.

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33: Maggie's Not a Happy Camper

Adam and Maggie are heading north, which means treading on old ground. We talk snow, rental equipment, how we decide between camping and hotels, and of course: meat. Adam's gets into a salami argument. Maggie goes on her first-ever trek in El Chalten. Even Adam gets cold. Pro-tip: Don't ever buy the pineapple orange chicken flavor of backpacking food from Alpine Aire. 

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32: We Return and Then Return

Maggie and Adam head to LA for a week with family. We talk drone drama, couples' conflicts and the many questions we got while we were home. Adam falls in love with Maggie's sister's fiance's meat smoker. Maggie reflects on LA's bizarrely effortful fashion scene. Most importantly: thank you to all for the kind wishes for Maggie's grandmother-- she is doing better, and is much more comfortable than she was. 

 
 

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31: End of the World

But not the end of the adventure. Maggie and Adam reach the southernmost drivable road in South America. We talk the about our decision making around choosing a 4Runner for the trip, as well as our plans for the future. Maggie meets some penguins. Adam worries about the rooftop tent in the face of some truly tremendous winds. This is an adventure.

 
 

29: Gone With the Wind

Adam and Maggie battle apocalyptic winds in an effort to save the rooftop tent. Adam shares his thoughts on misanthropy, and a perverted brush with nature. Maggie is doused in gasoline. Secret compartments are revealed and Patagonia is reached.

 
 

28: We Smuggle Meat

Adam and Maggie set a crazy fast course through Chile in order to get to Patagonia on time. After making friends in Santiago, we visit a country estate in Isla Negra, drive through Valparaiso and spend some time at Pablo Neruda's house. Adam hides meat in strange places at the Chilean-Argentine border. Maggie throws her neck out. We introduce a new segment: Adam's Meat Counter.

 
 

27: Shadow Gets Her Groove Back

Adam and Maggie get all their adventure juices back after visiting the Salar de Uyuni and driving the Lagunas Route. We talk Bolivia as a whole, the relative colors of flamingos, gas mileage and some tough, but rewarding camping. Maggie finds her favorite lake in the whole world. Adam has a "garage sale." 

25: You're a Jerk, Llama

Adam and Maggie accidentally camp in a snow storm. We make friends with a very stubborn six-year old, eat at some bomb hole-in-the-wall Bolivian truck stops and visit Sajama National Park. Adam gets chased by a llama. Buddy Baggins suffers a mortal blow. Maggie has an existential realization.

 

Bolivia's highest peak: Mount Sajama

 

24: Don't Amigo Me

Adam and Maggie have moved on to Bolivia! We talk border crossings, tourism, meat-bagging and round up our time in Peru. We follow up on last week's episode with all the advice the internet has to offer on getting unstuck. Adam doesn't pay a bribe. Maggie is ready to hit the road again.

 
 

23: Stranded at 16,200 ft

We get stuck in the mud, in the snow, at 16,200 feet, overnight so that you don't have to. An account and some lessons learned from our first real calamity. No one presses the SOS button. Adam doesn't get frostbite. Maggie doesn't like bullfights. A long time argument is settled. 

 
 

22: We Go To Machu Picchu

Maggie's Dad, Richard, and his girlfriend, Consolee join us for a trip to Machu Picchu! We talk being parked on active railroads, meat-bagging, insane logistics and, of COURSE, llamas. Consolee adjusts to new toilet rules. Richard battles altitude sickness. Maggie and Adam eat their body weights in Lima. 

 
 

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21: The Lost Episode

Take 2! We accidentally did this entire episode... without pressing record. But here this episode is in all its glory! Lost hikers! Hypothermia! Drugs! Police! Near death experiences! It's been a real extravaganza of drama for team Let's Not Panic. We talk high altitude hiking, strange offers and whether or not our car looks like an assassin's car. 

 

not all trees are Ents, but some are

 

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20: We Eat Dubious Meat

We talk open air markets as a sole means of grocery shopping, mountain dogs who kamikaze themselves at our car, starry nights and yes, (as always) more poop sickness on this newest episode. Adam nearly crashes his drone into a car. Maggie gets bitten on the butt. 

 
 

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19: We Break Shadow

Maggie and Adam are on to Peru! We talk general thoughts about Ecuador, including one calamitous run in with a wall in Guayaquil. We visit a poultry farm, make friends with a three year old, and drive through a sandstorm. Peruvian Police say what's up.

 

Along the roads of Northern Peru

 

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18: Galapagos!

Maggie and Adam go to the Galapagos! We talk hammerhead sharks, penguins, turtles, flamingos, sea lions and strange landscapes. Adam has opinions about how to walk in grocery stores and Maggie learns that rented wetsuits smell terrible. 

 
 

 

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17: Adam Hears a Who

Maggie and Adam are in Ecuador! We talk camping in the Cotopaxi National Park, haggling for a trip to the Galapagos and whether or not we nearly started a forest fire in a camp site full of kindling. Shadow drives 15K feet above sea level, Adam's technical corner covers solar panels, and Maggie is cold. Like, all of the time.  

 

Shadow at 15,000 feet. NBD

 

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