Last Hope Fjord
Author
Janet Gordon
Another long hike was in store today. The trail to the base of Torres del Paine is the right leg of the W. There was no way I would miss that. Fortunately the weather remained good so I hiked in …
Author
Majorie Gendler
This day we hiked up the east leg of the W trek to the Torres del Paine. The first part of the trek was fairly easy, but the last part up to the towers was a rock scramble. We had fantastic luck the …
Waiting for the boat to take us to Lamanai Outpost Lodge
Author
Robin Muskal
Our trip began flying into Belize city where we were met by Adventure Life ground crew and transported by car to Orange Walk. From here we were picked up by a boat and taken to Lamanai Outpost …
Estancia Don Silvano
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Janet Soto Mukai
Early in the morning, we packed our windbreakers and light jackets and boarded a bus with other tourists to travel an hour to the base of the El Moreno glacier. We took a boat with approximately 60 …
Last Hope Fjord
Author
Janet Gordon
Last night we stayed at the Refugio Paine Grande. This nestled below the back aspect of Paine Grande and across from Lago Pehoe. When I took off my boots last night I saw why I had been in so much …
Author
Majorie Gendler
In the morning we hiked westward again. Much of the trail was in view of Lago Grey and as we got closer to the glacier we had beautiful views. This section had an abundance of flowers with firebush …
Estancia Don Silvano
Author
Janet Soto Mukai
Wednesday Dec 14 was a day for self exploration in Ushuaia and then travel to El Calafate. We enjoyed our breakfast with the fantastic view and then packed our gear. The hotel was kind enough to …
Milodon--The pride of Puerto Natales
Author
Janet Gordon
Our schedule alternated easy and hard days. Yesterday was an 11 km easy day. Today was 25 km, so no question that it was one of the hard days. From the Cuernos refugio we continued under clear …
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Majorie Gendler
The trek up the French Valley was a highlight of the entire trip. We passed a glacier that sounded like thunder as it avalanched and calved. When we reached the top of the hike the views were beyond …
Estancia Don Silvano
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Janet Soto Mukai
We awakened Tuesday December 13 to a beautiful morning. Kathy was very excited as this was the day we were going to see the penguins. After a relaxing breakfast, we were pleased to see Augustine …
Marta Island elephant seals
Author
Janet Gordon
EcoCamp sits below the Torres and the snowy Mt. Almirante. The weather continued to be un-Patagonian, warm and calm. So the views even from our dome's skylight were spectacular. Our group of 13, …
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Majorie Gendler
In the morning we began our trek with our guides, Loreto and Gabo. Much of the hike was long Lago Nordenskjold going west, with beautiful views of the Lake. We spent that night in cabins at Refugio …
Bariloche Main city square
Author
Elizabeth Conway
Argentina Travel: Bariloche's main city square Since the eruption of Chile's Puyehue Volcano in early June, flights in Argentina's Bariloche region have experienced disruptions. Waiting for the …
Estancia Don Silvano
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Janet Soto Mukai
We set the alarm for 4 am hoping to catch a glimpse of the sunrise, but alas it was a cloudy morning and the sun slipped in quietly without a big show. We went back to bed and rose later to enjoy …
Magdalena and far shoreline
Author
Janet Gordon
Puerto Natales is the jumping off point for trips into Torres del Paine. It has a town mascot; the Milodon. This extinct giant mammal is commemorated with a statue at the entrance to town. The …
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Majorie Gendler
In the morning we took a boat trip up Last Hope Fjord which was supposed to have taken us to a Zodiac trip on the Serrano River. The wind began to blow too hard and we had to turn around about three …
Buenos Aires
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Janet Soto Mukai
Sunday December 11 was another beautiful day in Buenas Aires. We started the day with a delicious buffet of eggs, ham, cheeses, breads, fruits, and beverages in our hotel, the Elevage. We …
Magellanic penguin
Author
Janet Gordon
We had an early morning departure for a day trip to Magdalena Island, home to about 100,000 Magellanic penguins. This was a chance to be up very close with these always cute birds without upsetting …
Penguin Action
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susan helder
Antarctica, a continent, is an environment of monochromatic beauty accented with remarkable lighting. All the shades of white, grey and black in the skies, clouds, ice, land and sea depict a …
Author
Majorie Gendler
Our first adventure was an early morning trip to an island penguin colony, populated by about 69,000 couples of mainly Magellanic penguins. We were limited to a pathway through some of their nesting …
Buenos Aires
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Janet Soto Mukai
After six days of solo travel, it was great to be in the company of my friends. We had a private city tour of sights not seen when I first arrived in Buenos Aires. Among the highlights were the …
Attack penguin!
Author
Janet Gordon
Travel helps make us be open for new experiences. An example today was just to have a conversation with my new friend Carolyn. We met in the hotel lobby. She had just completed the W route that I …
Buenos Aires
Author
Janet Soto Mukai
Since I had until 11:30 a.m. before the taxi came to pick me up to go to the airport, I wish I had checked into going bird watching early in the morning (5:30 a.m.) That is the best time to see …
Family scene
Author
Janet Gordon
There was a long layover in Santiago, which was fine since long lines were encountered to pay the reciprocal entry tax and to go through customs. During the flight to Punta Arenas I had my first …