Author
Majorie Gendler
We flew from Santiago to Calama early in the morning and were met by a driver who took us to San Pedro de Atacama. San Pedro is at about 8,000 feet and the tourist center of the desert, which is the …
High Temple, Lamanai
Author
Robin Muskal
After Lamanai, we took a local bus across the border into Chetumal, Mexico where we rented a car and drove toward Majahual for 5 nights on the beach. We snorkeled the reef, took long walks and swung …
Cormorant colony
Author
Janet Gordon
Several of us made our way back by van through Puerto Natales and back to Punta Arenas where Margie and I caught our flight to Santiago. After a brief layover there, our early morning flight would …
Lamanai Ruins - 13 foot stone mask of Mayan King
Author
Robin Muskal
The next day a family from Texas arrived with 3 son's and we spent the day together hanging out on the dock while the kids swam and played. In the evening after a wonderful meal of fish, veggies …
Margie at Last Hope Fjord
Author
Janet Gordon
This was a day of easy hikes and new areas in the park to see. A few miles of gentle hiking took us past guanacos grazing among the low vegetation. A few were doing (wink) what guanacos do. Our …
Author
Majorie Gendler
On our last full day at Torres Del Paine we hiked to the east of EcoCamp in an area with an abundance of guanacos. They were quite tolerant of us being near them as long as we did not get too close.
Bats sleeping on tree during the day on boat trip to Lamanai
Author
Robin Muskal
The next morning was a 6 a.m. sunrise canoe ride across the river into a channel where we had a peaceful hour of bird watching. We also learned many interesting facts about the area from our …
Estancia Don Silvano
Author
Janet Soto Mukai
Our last day in Argentina was spent flying back to Buenos Aires. We had some unexpected delays in getting luggage at the domestic terminal which then put us in the middle of commute traffic to the …
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
Author
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 …
Author
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
Author
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, …
Author
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
Author
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 …
Author
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 …