About Us/Contact Us

Luis and Sim on the beach in Salvador de Bahia, Brazil (photo by Luis Bastardo)
My name is Simone Cannon de Bastardo and my husband, Luis Bastardo and I currently live in Buenos Aires, Argentina. We have been living here for about 4 1/2 years, enjoying the city and traveling whenever we can. Luis and I have been together since 2006, after meeting through a mutual, bilingual friend in Caracas, Venezuela. When we met, neither of us spoke more than a few words of the other's language, but managed to fall in love anyway; love really does conquer all, even language barriers! Luis is Venezuelan and I was born in England, grew up in Canada and have lived most of my life in the US. We share a love of travel and adventure and are on a quest to visit every country in the world. So far, we have been to 42 countries and 89 UNESCO World Heritage sites, with many more to come.

In our blog (called the Traveling Bastards because of our last name and because, well, we travel :-), we share our travel stories, tips, recipes, ideas, philosophy and photos.

To contact us, there are several options:

  • if you have a question, suggestion or would like to write a guest blog for us, send an email to travelingbastards@yahoo.com 
  • post a comment on the blog (if you don't want to create a Google ID, just select either OpenID or Anonymous)  
  • post a comment to our Facebook Group or Facebook Page