Category: South America

May 28, 2018 / / Bolivia

I was a couple of years along in university. The shine of new adulthood was fading. I went through a hard…

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April 13, 2017 / / Argentina
April 2, 2017 / / Chile

The 120 kilometer (75 mile) trail around Torres del Paine in southern Patagonia is one of the world’s best treks.…

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March 31, 2017 / / Chile

Once again we were back in Chile. This time near the famous Torres del Paine National Park. It was the…

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March 28, 2017 / / Argentina
March 23, 2017 / / Argentina

I have been dreaming about Patagonia since I was a boy. It has always held a mythical power in my…

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March 22, 2017 / / Argentina

Steak, wine, cinema, tango, history, and sausage. Buenos Aires is a sprawling metropolis of over 10 million people, we only…

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March 14, 2017 / / Argentina

Mendoza is all about one thing:  Wine. We toured through many vineyards and wineries. We drank a lot of wine.…

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March 11, 2017 / / Chile

Valparaiso is Santiago’s bohemian cousin on the coast. It is a beautiful, crumbling bastion of contrasts. Rickety funiculars rise up…

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March 8, 2017 / / Chile

Santiago is an eminently livable city. It’s full of great food, the public tansportation is fast and efficient, and the…

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March 6, 2017 / / Chile
March 1, 2017 / / Peru

We came to Arequipa, Peru’s white city, to eat.  We wanted find out what Peruvian food was all about. We…

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February 23, 2017 / / Peru

Homestays are always an interesting experience. It can be awkward, it can be transcendent, and it sometimes dizzily sways between…

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February 18, 2017 / / Peru

After Machu Picchu we began making our way back to Cusco. Along the way we visited Ollantaytambo, a weaving center,…

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February 18, 2017 / / Peru

It’s not easy to find a traveler, or anyone really, that hasn’t dreamed of visiting Machu Picchu. I had the pleasure…

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February 11, 2017 / / Ecuador
February 9, 2017 / / Ecuador

Cuenca is an exceedingly comfortable city in southern Ecuador. After spending a few weeks with the predominantly indigenous populations of…

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February 1, 2017 / / Ecuador

As the weather in Ecuador continued to spoil our trekking and climbing plans we shifted course and focused on humans.…

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February 1, 2017 / / Ecuador
January 27, 2017 / / Ecuador

We had come to see mountains and trek through hillsides. Clouds, rain, and stomach problems kept our wanderings contained to…

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January 17, 2017 / / Ecuador

The Amazon touches 11 countries and is the defining feature of South America. By its very nature jungle is difficult…

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January 15, 2017 / / Ecuador

After a wonderful time in the Galapagos we headed for Quito. As the oldest city in the Americas Quito is…

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January 11, 2017 / / Ecuador

The Galapagos Islands are an almost mythical travel destination. When the naturalist Charles Darwin visited the flora and fauna prompted…

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January 2, 2017 / / Ecuador