Confronting our first glacier
Author
Pam Thomas
Javier wakes us up in the pitch dark, and soon we are on our way to the border. We see several skunks, as well as a baby eagle eating a dead hare in the road. When we leave the rough road for …
Chinstrap Penguins
Author
Jayne Hope
Along the trail I fell into one of the many streams we crossed and dislocated a finger. Rather than stop to have it assessed, I reset the finger and continued on. We trekked up to Valle Frances which …
Mini tracking Perito Moreno Glacier
Author
Margalit Ziv
• Woke up at 6:00am (by mistake) for coffee before early disembarkation at Ushuaia, Argentina. Coffee bar was closed so we had nothing to do until 7:30am when the dining room opened for …
Lunchtime concert on the a-GOURD-ion.  Ha ha.
Author
John Keller
On the move again (returning to Antigua), we stopped in the village of Panajachel and the town square and market of Solola. This market was a bit smaller, with a lot more hustle and bustle on the …
Chris with a hunk of iceberg soon to be ice cubes
Author
Pam Thomas
Today we are to go to the northeast part of the park for more wildlife viewing and a trek. Celine, instead, signs on for a 4-hour-in, 4-hour-out trek toward the towers. You apparently do it somewhat …
Sheathbill
Author
Jayne Hope
Waking with the sights and sounds of the parque is exhilarating. Hiked four hours from Las Torres to Los Cuernos through riverbeds as trails. The spires of Los Cuernos are daunting to look at. We are …
Sheering sheep in one piece in  less than 3 minutes
Author
Margalit Ziv
• Cape Horn – END OF THE WORLD!!! – What a miserable experience. We climbed the 160 steps in heavy rain, strong winds and cold temps. The weather has not changed a bit during the …
Parque Central in Antigua
Author
John Keller
While crossing the somewhat choppy lake in a small motorboat, we saw fishermen in traditional boats, along with windsurfers speeding across the surface of this gorgeous lake. Our hotel faced one of …
Boardwalk to the Cape Horn Monument
Author
Pam Thomas
I wake up at dawn as Chris heads for the bano, and through the door I spot -- golden sunlight! I dash out of the tent to see the park’s three famous towers aglow. Mariana and Ronaldo are out in …
Author
Jayne Hope
Began hiking the "W" circuit from Hosteria Las Torres. Getting up the huge rocks in the final ascent to Mirador Las Torres was challenging. It was raining off and on which made the surface …
Tango at San Telmo Square, Buenos Aires
Author
Margalit Ziv
• This morning we attended 2 lectures: Patagonia, from Ice to Flowers and Glaciology. • After lunch we disembarked at Pia Fjord. The zodiac had difficulties to get to the shore due to …
Arches in Antigua
Author
John Keller
On our way to Lake Atitlan, we stopped for lunch and shopping in this amazing kaleidoscope of colors, smells, and sounds. There is SO much merchandise for sale!! My favorites, though, were the indoor …
Zodiacs ferried us to shore in all kinds of weather
Author
Pam Thomas
In the morning we have breakfast in the hotel’s lovely tearoom-like dining room. Historic pictures of Patagonia line the walls. Maria, our guide for the day, whisks us out to the airport, …
Peaks of Torres del Paine
Author
Brigitta Ouellette
Perito Moreno Glacier is one of the few glaciers that is stable and not receeding. Although it keeps providing a continuous amount of fresh water, it is also receiving enough snow to keep it's …
comical
Author
Jayne Hope
One never knows if arrangements made via internet are going to pan out. Niko picked us up from our hostel in Punta Arenas to transfer us to Puerto Natales just as I had arranged through Paine …
Caminito: it takes two to Tango
Author
Margalit Ziv
• The morning walking excursion at Ainsworth Bay was so-so; we saw 2 elephant seals from a distance and a lot of flora. • The lecture about Penguins and other birds was very …
Guatemalan child
Author
John Keller
Arrived in Guatemala City on a direct flight from Newark airport, and, as is the custom with this company, were greeted promptly and courteously, and taken to our hotel in Antigua in time to rest and …
Caitlin practicing after our knots class on board
Author
Pam Thomas
The alarm rings at 6 a.m. and one word gets us up: PENGUINS! It’s our expedition to Isla Magdalena, where between 100,000 and 150,000 Magellan penguins live. It is raining a little …
very photogenic
Author
Jayne Hope
Caught a bus very early in the morning to Santiago. Our travel alarm worked! We connected with another bus to Aeropuerto Internacional Arturo Merino Benitez. Flew Sky Airline to Punta Arenas. …
Caminito restaurant staff dance the Tango
Author
Margalit Ziv
• Rain again • Long 6 hours drive to Punta Arenas (with another couple from camp) for boarding the cruise ship. On the way we stopped at Puerto Natales for an hour and a half lunch break. …
Author
Adventure Life
Flights are notoriously competitive, so I was impressed to see the following discount from our air partner, Exito Travel.  Winter Blues? Take a Cool $25 Off …
Cabin in Mare Australis. Third bed didnt make it too crowded
Author
Pam Thomas
Today we are gliding through narrow passages with the islands quite close on either side of us, majestic ancient hulks of rocks slathered in green, sometimes with rivulets of water running down. …
mirror mirror on the wall...
Author
Jayne Hope
Found Pablo Neruda's digs in Valparaiso. The hike from our hostel to his place was all up hill. The view from Neruda's house is well worth the effort. There is plenty to do in Valparaiso and it is …
B.A. - More of Caminito
Author
Margalit Ziv
• Due to bad weather, yet again, we did not do the 8 hours hike to the base of the Torres. Instead, we did a van trip and 3 hours hike to observe the local wildlife, including guanaco, foxes, …