Episodes

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."

Show Notes Map of this leg of the journey from Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama PanAm Notes blog post with some waypoints we visited FromAtoB blog post with some waypoints we visited Harry Potter iBooks Special Edition Let's Not Panic on Instagram
26: Maggie's Eating for Two  

Maggie and Adam get laid low from various illnesses. Shadow has gremlins. But Sucre is great, arepas stuffed with cheese are even better and soon we'll be in Salar de Uyuni! Adam falls in love with a train graveyard. Maggie bears witness to a terrible car accident. Drive safe, everyone. No texting.

   Show NotesMap of this leg of the journey from Cochabamba to UyuniLet's Not Panic on Instagram
26: Maggie's Eating for Two  

Maggie and Adam get laid low from various illnesses. Shadow has gremlins. But Sucre is great, arepas stuffed with cheese are even better and soon we'll be in Salar de Uyuni! Adam falls in love with a train graveyard. Maggie bears witness to a terrible car accident. Drive safe, everyone. No texting.

Show Notes Map of this leg of the journey from Cochabamba to Uyuni Let's Not Panic on Instagram
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

 Show NotesMap of this leg of the journey from Copacabana to CochabambaLet's Not Panic on InstagramMaggie's Children's Book for sale now in the UK, reviewed in The Guardian and Irish Times    
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.

Show Notes Map of this leg of the journey from Copacabana to Cochabamba Let's Not Panic on Instagram Maggie's Children's Book for sale now in the UK, reviewed in The Guardian and Irish Times 
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.

   Show NotesMap of this leg of the journey from Arequipa, Peru to Copacabana, BoliviaLasts week's episode 23: Stranded at 16,200 ftA reddit thread in which we solicit advice from the angriest folks on the internet Maggie's List of Galapagos Animals, published by The TuskLet's Not Panic on Instagram   
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.

Show Notes Map of this leg of the journey from Arequipa, Peru to Copacabana, Bolivia Lasts week's episode 23: Stranded at 16,200 ftreddit thread in which we solicit advice from the angriest folks on the internet  Maggie's List of Galapagos Animals, published by The Tusk Let's Not Panic on Instagram
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. 

   Show NotesMap of this leg of the Journey from Lima to Arequipa.. the hard way.The equipment we wish we had: Hi-Lift jack, Hi-Lift Liftmate wheel adapter, Hi-Lift jack base, Hi-Lift jack protector.The equipment we were so relieved we had: DeLorme inReach Satellite Communicator.Maggie's post-mortem on our stranding and excavation of ShadowLet's Not Panic on Instagram   
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.

Show Notes Map of this leg of the Journey from Lima to Arequipa.. the hard way. The equipment we wish we had: Hi-Lift jack, Hi-Lift Liftmate wheel adapter, Hi-Lift jack baseHi-Lift jack protector. The equipment we were so relieved we had: DeLorme inReach Satellite Communicator. Let's Not Panic on Instagram

 

 

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. 

   Show NotesMap of this leg of the journeyAdam's death-defying photo mentioned in Richard's Brutal PickLet's Not Panic on Instagram   

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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.

Show Notes Map of this leg of the journey Adam's death-defying photo mentioned in Richard's Brutal Pick Let's Not Panic on Instagram
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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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.

Show Notes Map of this leg of the journey Let's Not Panic on Instagram
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. 

   Show NotesMap of this leg of the journeyMotorcycling couple on InstagramVan life couple on InstagramGet your very own Trasharoo   

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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.

Show Notes Map of this leg of the journey Motorcycling couple on Instagram Vanlife couple on Instagram Get your very own Trasharoo
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

 Show NotesMap of this leg of the journey from Guayaquil to Chicama

Swiss Wassi in Northern Peru

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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.

Show Notes Map of this leg of the journey from Guayaquil to Chicama Swiss Wassi in Northern Peru Let's Not Panic on Instagram
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. 

   

 

Show NotesMap of this leg of the journey from Guanote to Guayaquil (and the Galapagos!).Our boat, Treasure of the Galapagos   

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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.

Show Notes Map of this leg of the journey from Guanote to Guayaquil (and the Galapagos!). Our boat, Treasure of the Galapagos
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

 Show NotesMap of this leg of the journey from Quito to a forest near a small town called GuanoteMaggie's favorite moment from The OfficeAdam's favorite 100 Watt 12 Volt Monocrystalline Foldable Solar Suitcase on AmazonUnder Armour: our secret weapon against cold, hot, and stink, Adam's and Maggie's   

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