An illustrious half week in Futaleufu filled with camping, rafting, and lots of outdoors led to some pangs of desire for urban life. I had been in the lesser populated and incredibly beautiful nature I so desperately craved coming from the graveled earth of the NYC metro area. But now, I wanted that city experience again. … Continue reading Riding North
It was back to two backpacks now. The nice part about hiking for 8 days is that you only need to bring one. I left the other in the hotel. Clamoring to the bus station, I rode to Punta Arenas. Another coastal town about 4 hours further south. It was here, the following morning, that … Continue reading The Road to Futaleufu
We woke up in our last night of Torres del Paine national park feeling refreshed and a bit excited to be back in puerto natales that night. But there was plenty left to do before that! We got up and had breakfast quickly before Ann and I walked down to the kayaking area. We walked … Continue reading A Final Ride in Patagonia
So I know that I’ve been counting down the days and the plan was to arrive on April 24. However, I lied. And it worked. My family never saw it coming but I flew in yesterday to NYC after spending a beautiful week in Haiti. More on that in a future post. Sunday dinners are … Continue reading A Surprise
Kayaking Upsala Lake during a mini ‘tsunami’ and living to tell the tale. Even better, exaggerating the story amongst ourselves over dinner that night.
The challenges of biking the Ruta de los Siete Lagos (7 Lakes Route) over 3 days.
Reconnecting with the joys of camping. There’s just nothing quite like surviving in the great outdoors.
An impromptu hike to a quiet lake on the outskirts of Esquel, Argentina with some new local friends.
Hiking Fitz Roy by day and having conversations with fellow travelers by night. Nothing else is more beautiful in this world.
6. Spending time in Bariloche with new friends hiking, swimming, hitchhiking, and enjoying the scenery. The views of this Lake District hub in Argentina were stunning. It didn’t hurt to make some great friends along the way in Esquel and some of the other smaller towns along the way. Lots of time for reflection at … Continue reading 6 Days