How to Spend the Next Four Years Abroad

[advice from an American expat] In case you need to escape plan. For any reason. Like after a certain election in November. Here’s my quick, how-to on living abroad for years at a time. [sunset at Salar de Unuyi, the world’s largest salt flats in Bolivia] 1. Get a passport (only 36% of Americans own passports)….

43,392 miles, 7 cities, 3 short weeks

Here are my favorite photos from @ryan_domenico and I’s short, but sweet, whirlwind of a trip to the USA.   Starting with San Diego’s beautiful Pacific Beach. View this post on Instagram Back in the States. Current Status: falling in love with San Diego's coastline. #disastrousduodotheUSA A post shared by Viktoria Wanders (@viktoriawanders) on May 16,…

The Disastrous Duos’ South American Finale

After saying goodbye to the notorious city of Medellin, Ryan and I hopped on a plane for our final week of the trip. I’ve never been to the Caribbean before and it seemed like the perfect paradise to end the five month journey. We landed in Cartagena, known for its historic walled city along the sea, and bunked…

Vegan Eats // Wellington, NZ

What Vegans eat in Wellington my favorite spots in New Zealand’s capital city When we go out to eat, we eat well. Here’s a vegan’s guide to tasting the best Welly cuisine. When you want to brunch, go to: Midnight Espresso for the banana berry french toast, vegan hash stack with toast, mushrooms, and spinach,…

Medellín, The Legacy of Pablo Escobar

  [Photo by: Santiago Morales courtesy of Colombia Travel] Medellin, the corrupt, yet beautiful city famous for the biggest drug lord of them all. Here’s a little taste of our short visit in Colombia’s second largest city. Oh Colombia, it wouldn’t be a proper trip to your country without a random side of the road search for…

Baked “Feta” Cheese

And yes it’s vegan. Vegan cheese can be decent, edible, and absolutely gross. I’ve tried many brands over the years and only a few are worth recommending. I attempted a mac ‘n cashew-cheese once, but it was a pain to find nutritional yeast [plus expensive] and I was too impatient to soak the nuts long enough….

Vegan BBQ Pulled “Pork” Sammies

They will blow your mind. If you’re vegan, you are always looking for unique dishes to create in the kitchen. Thanks to BuzzFeed Oz’s video and The Minimalist Baker , my vegan boyfriend and I were able to make this incredible dish [and it only took 30mins]. Now why would a vegan try to re-create a pulled pork…

Colombia: Cali to Coffee Country

15 de Enero 2016 sat in a Wellington cafe, New Zealand Colombia!!! At one point listed the most dangerous country in world, it is now a favorite for most backpackers and a must see if you’re traveling nearby.  Sadly Ryan and I only had 3.5 weeks to tour the country, but we traversed from the…

Sandy Sirsasana Session

  As my Mama and I drove down Highway 1 along the Californian coast, we stopped this beach to dip our toes in the water and I decided to play around in Tripod Headstand [Sirsasana] [August 2014]

My First Month in Kiwi Land ✈️🌏

4th of November, 2015 living room floor Thorndon, Wellington, NZ   Ahhh the kiwi dream I’ve been wanderlusting since I was young is finally happening. I’ve arrived in Wellington, my new home for the next six months [or maybe more], the sun is shining and the city is alive. Wellington is the southernmost capital in…

Vegan Eats // Colombia

    6 de Octubre, 2015 flying high above the clouds  Nadi, Fiji en route to Auckland, NZ Last post I was leaving Bolivia via bus on a 2 night journey back to Lima, Peru where we’d stay for a few days visiting our friend Gisela before flying to Colombia.  Gisela, Ryan, and I met for a…

The Amazon Basin: Las Pampas Tour

The Road to Rurrenabaque parte dos: Las Pampas, day two Early in the morning I woke up to the craziest noises. It sounded like low, bellowing growls coming from the trees and soon enough I caught a few howler monkeys swinging on branches across the water. I stretched and headed to the back porch to take in…