Wendy’s first trip to Latin America was in 1967 when she visited Brazil and Peru with a college friend who grew up in Rio. Then Rick and Wendy traveled to Peru, Chile, and Buenos Aires, Argentina to see their daughter Diana who spent 8 months living in Chile and touring elsewhere on the continent. They traveled on business to Peru, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, and El Savador for TechnoServe, the organization for which they had volunteered in Africa. Since then, they’ve vacationed in Ecuador and the Galapagos as well as Mexico. They’ve traveled to more countries in Latin America than Rick has in Europe!

Nicaragua’s Slowly Expanding Economy

In May 2008 Rick and Wendy’s visit to five countries in two weeks for TechnoServe proved fascinating, exhausting AND invaluable. The TechnoServe teams in Central and South America were wonderful, letting us observe the impact they are having on their clients in Peru,...

Peru: Rick Volunteers in Ayacucho with Care Corps

In late 2005, Rick volunteered in three projects that would help him decide the kind of work and where we might attempt to live.  In the first, he spent 2 weeks in Ayacucho, Peru as part of Care Corps.  Each morning he would work in a school or local jail educating...

2011 Walleigh Travel Journal: Galapagos & Ecuador

AUGUST 16 TO SEPTEMBER 6, 2011: OVERVIEW OF OUR ENCHANTED EXPEDITION INTO ECUADOR—AN ECOLOGICALLY, GEOLOGICALLY, AND CULTURALLY DIVERSE SMALL COUNTRY. We were truly impressed with the beauty of so many aspects of Ecuador that it’s hard not to use a bit of...