Exploring Chile
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Kristen Kidder
Our plane lands in Ushuaia at 9:30am, and Cory and I head immediately to the Cruceros Australis office for check-in. The process was relatively seamless and was finished well before noon giving us a …
More cool signs
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Tom Monson
This morning would be the touristy part of our trip. No more trekking per se - although today's tour does have *multi-trek* in the name. A big tour bus picked us up in the morning -- I can't …
Happy feet on the Perito Moreno Glacier
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Kristen Kidder
...begins with a single step. I try to keep this saying in mind as my husband, Cory, and I set off for Ushuaia, Argentina for our once-in-a-lifetime Patagonian adventure. But the journey from our …
So fluffy, so cute!
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Nicole Betts
As I sit in the lounge of the Plancius and look out at the endless expanse of ocean, the sun shines brightly as we roll over a calm Drake Passage. It is the last day of my Antarctic adventure, I am …
Couple on a trek to view Fitzroy
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Tom Monson
The original plan for the day had us trekking to a view point, but a combination of an overcast sky and Karen's knee had us modify the plan slightly. We trekked to the clearing point at the top of …
Snack time -- out of the wind!
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Tom Monson
We set off about 30 minutes early today because we wanted to be in front of the other group of hikers -- they had a big 15-20 person group and you don't want to be caught waiting at the rope …
Jaguar - not looking so friendly
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Tami Doughty
We woke early and I looked outside in time to see the sun peeking over the Caribbean right outside our door. We were soon ready to check out, and headed directly across the street from the lobby and …
Glacier fashion at its finest.
Author
Tom Monson
After a surprisingly restful sleep (remember this was Karen's first real night in a tent), we had a light breakfast and hoisted our packs onto our backs and set off. David took us slightly off trail …
Beautiful hibiscus flower
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Tami Doughty
A seriously lazy day. This was our last full day on the island, and our thoughts started turning towards home. We slept in, enjoyed another leisurely breakfast down at the Blue Water Grill (with …
Our cook -- great food
Author
Tom Monson
We had a very leisurely start to our first day of trekking. Departure time was 9:30, so we had plenty of time to eat a wonderful breakfast and get our gear situated. Since the next two nights would …
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Mary Curry
Transferred back to the airport and headed home
\"Pops\" the toucan
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Tami Doughty
Another lazy morning. We had purchased juice and bagels at the market the day before and stashed them in the room refrigerator, so we enjoyed a lazy breakfast on our balcony overlooking the ocean. …
More of Fitz Roy!
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Tom Monson
A responsible traveler should have at least a basic understanding of the local language and for Spanish that is more than just saying *un momento por favor*. We were not responsible travelers …
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Mary Curry
Wow! The park is well run and the falls are positively stunning! As an added plus, the sunshine creates dazzling rainbows across the park. I have a lovely photo of a rainbow spanning from the Brazil …
Turtle
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Tami Doughty
I woke several times in the night listening to the rain and wind howl outside our door. Our room was located on the second floor on the corner overlooking the ocean, so there was nothing to break …
I love these signs
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Tom Monson
Although we arrived a bit late, we had nothing pressing on our agenda for today, so a few hours didn't matter one way or the other. We did have the joy of landing right after a Qantas flight from …
Enjoying the view at Stonington Island
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April Killingsworth
We arrived in the port of Ushuaia early in the morning and were disembarked by 8:30am. We spent the day in town & at the airport saying our last goodbyes & exchanging information with the friends we …
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Mary Curry
Our airline luck changed this morning. After a rough flight last night on a plane that should have been retired, we had a fantastic, brand new plane this morning and the flight was ON TIME. As we …
Tapir - Belize\'s national animal
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Tami Doughty
Our resident roof lizard sang us awake this morning. The jungle seemed especially energized after the storm of last night, and unfortunately half of the insect population seemed to decide that our …
Not our Llama -- but still photogenic.
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Tom Monson
My wife and I (hereafter referred to as Karen and Tom) had a very unproductive day at work on Friday as we counted down the hours. Finally a little after 3pm we left for the airport. We were flying …
Icebergs at Stonington Island
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April Killingsworth
We spent most of the day packing up our cabin and closing out accounts in preparation for the next day's landing & disembarkation. We were also able to tour the ship once we were in the calmer waters …
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Mary Curry
We awoke early for the 8am transfer out of camp. Cookie made us cinnamon rolls and other breakfast fixings as well as sandwiches for the road. We said our good-byes with plenty of hugs and hit the …
Ryan looking for more monkeys
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Tami Doughty
Another early morning, this time it didn’t even seem early as the birds outside our cabana sang us into awareness of another day. Our very early morning breakfast this morning was just the two …
Glaciers at Stonington Island
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April Killingsworth
The trip back through the Drake was a bit rougher the second time around with waves measuring 6 meters (meaning 6 meters above the horizon line & 6 meters below, so the ship could be rising & falling …