Category Archive: south america

A Day in the Life of a Traveler – ie How to Stay Happy as Things Line Up Beautifully and Fall Apart Ten Times in the Course of One Day

Many many people I know travel, but there are so many different ways to do it – how long is a good length of time? what type of accommodations? how do you like to… Continue reading

I Found My Favorite Place – Eco Camping in Puerto Guadal

This moment happens to me on most every trip. I’m cruising along, staying here staying there, small towns, big cities, soaking up sun, trekking in the mountains… and then it happens. I find… Continue reading

Starry Long Exposure Night Photos of Fitz Roy

I’d envisioned myself taking some night shots in Patagonia ever since I booked my trip. Maybe the name of the blog gives it away but long exposure night shots are a favorite of… Continue reading

Hiking Mountains, Drinking Beers and Riding Horses in El Chaltén

El Chaltén ended up being the random meeting spot for people I knew. 1) Karen, a friend of my brother’s who I’d never met, was going to overlap one night with me there.… Continue reading

The Deep Blues of the Massive Perito Moreno Glacier

I crossed the border from Puerto Natales to El Calafate feeling a bit apprehensive about moving on from the great group and time I’d had in PN. It’s hard to leave a situation… Continue reading

New Years Eve Chilean Style (Day 6 of Torres del Paine)

Our final day! We felt like we had run the gauntlet, hiked a thousand miles, ate enough carbohydrates to feed a small town, lucked out with weather, saw all the key sites along… Continue reading

The Towers of Patagonia (Day 5 of Torres del Paine)

I didn’t want to leave Cuernos! But we had to. When you enter the park they give you a punchcard with all the campsites listed on it. As you arrive at each one… Continue reading

From Valle Francés to Heavenly Cuernos (Day 4 of Torres del Paine)

We had a dry night at Campamento Italiano. The nice thing about this stage of the trek is that you can leave your pack at the campsite and hike up into Valle Francés… Continue reading

Glacier Gray to Valle Francés (Day 3 of Torres del Paine)

It rained all night and I woke up to a somewhat wet tent, I hadn’t staked my rain fly out well enough. But the sleeping bag stayed dry thank goodness! The sky opened… Continue reading

Hiking to Glacier Gray (Day 2 of Torres del Paine)

Our first full day of hiking was broken into two sections – 11km from campsite to Paine Grande, where the other hikers land by catamaran from across Pehoé Lake, and then 12km from… Continue reading