6 Days

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 atContinue reading “6 Days”

The Road Less Traveled

We began the next morning of our hike through Torres del Paine with a beautiful breakfast of eggs, toast, and fire glazed granite towers made possible by a glowing sunrise. We may not have had the picture perfect view of the Torres de Paine when we hiked to the viewpoint the day before, but weContinue reading “The Road Less Traveled”

9 Days

9. Climbing down and up colca canyon in Peru and meeting wonderful people. It was a challenge, walking down, along, and back up the canyon walls.  Thankfully we had good company and great views.  It was a hot 3 days of hiking with lots of very dry trails but as always it was completely worthContinue reading “9 Days”

10 Days

10. Descending on the smoky mountain of Machu Picchu. It was dawn.  We woke at 3 and started hiking at 5.  As the sun shone through, we curled around the trail leading up to the sun gate.  It was cloudy and we couldn’t see the famed ruin.  So we climbed down the final stretch ofContinue reading “10 Days”

Hiking with New Friends

So for this post, I’d like to focus on about 2 weeks of time.  These two weeks were one of my most highly anticipated ones, right next to spending time in Colombia for what I think to be obvious reasons.  But was the time I’d be spending in and around Torres del Paine national park.Continue reading “Hiking with New Friends”

Going Solo through Patagonia

Let me tell you, there is nothing quite like traveling alone.  It will bring you up against some of your strongest fears, force you to confront difficulties, and create confidence.  There are also no competing itineraries as anything you want to do can be done.  But it also creates so much time to yourself, which can be frightening.Continue reading “Going Solo through Patagonia”

100 Days

100 days. It feels quite surreal. The dream that’s plagued my mind for several years is and has been here for some time now. As I expected, the speed with which I’ve moved through time during this trip has been blistering. But of course, that is wonderfully indicative of how great of an experience thisContinue reading “100 Days”