Category Archives: SOUTH AMERICA

Torres del Paine National Park – W Trek!

Far south in Chilean Patagonia the Torres del Paine National Park was teetering between spring and summer and it was time for me to conquer the W Trek. Dozens of miles of trail wrap around the Cordillera Paine, a group … Continue reading

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Hiking in Patagonia

Hiking near the town of El Chalten in Argentina. Characteristic of my travels through Patagonia, there were hit or miss weather days. Of the three hiking days I planned around Mount Fitz Roy, only one was a decent photo day. … Continue reading

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Glacier Travel in Patagonia

After the ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica, the Southern Patagonia Ice Field is the largest source of freshwater on Earth.  48 glaciers feed into this ice field and during my stay in El Calafate I ventured out onto one … Continue reading

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Biking in Bariloche

One of the biggest misconceptions people (okay, me) have about traveling around the world is that you must stay in great shape.  What with all the walking and free time to, um, work out…nope.  There is a lot of walking … Continue reading

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Mendoza is Wine Country

Mendoza, Argentina has plenty of restaurants and parks to keep a visitor poking around for a few days, but really it’s the wine that brings in the tourists from both internationally and domestically.  This centrally located region, Mendoza Province, produces roughly 2/3 … Continue reading

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Empanadas in Argentina

When a hostel throws in free laundry and a glass of wine each night it is enough to make me swoon, but when they throw in a free empanada cooking class (with more wine) the fat kid inside me comes … Continue reading

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Uruguay In A Day

Here is how I ended up doing Uruguay in-a-day.   From Buenos Aires there is a one hour ferry ride across Rio de La Plata to the town of Colonia.  Immigrations is even handled right at the ferry terminal.  Once … Continue reading

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