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

Starting the Torres del Paine W+ Hike

Torres del Paine is a trek of somewhat mythical reputation, a trek that comes up in any conversation surrounding Patagonia. This means conversation at travel spots all along the way from Santiago to… Continue reading

Christmas in Puerto Natales, Chile

It’s a bit strange being away from home for Christmas. I’ve spent three adult Christmases outside of Seattle that I can think of, and out of the three my latest – spent in… Continue reading

Sunrise and Sunset Time Lapses from Rapa Nui

My dad and I woke up early one morning to catch the sunrise behind the Moai at Tongariki. Sadly I’m still figuring out how to do these time lapses and my battery ran… Continue reading

The Moai of Easter Island

Funny how some things you can see 1,000 times on a postcard, but when you see them in person they still impress you. This is how I’ve felt about Ayers Rock in Australia… Continue reading

VIP at the Chilean presidential elections

When we checked into the Hotel Plaza San Francisco in downtown Santiago, we were handed a letter explaining that one of the presidential candidates would be using the hotel as their base zero… Continue reading

My Last Day on Easter Island

It’s not normal to make your first post about a place be about my last day there, but I’m doing it. The first time I traveled South America, I couldn’t afford the trip… Continue reading