Atacama: The Driest Place on Earth

We were excited to arrive in Santiago.  After spending nearly 3 months in Argentina, we were ready for a change.  Although we’re not big fans of large metropolises, Santiago promised warm weather and a break for our budget.  Argentina is … Continue reading

Crushed Grapes and a side of Bed Bugs

A tour through Argentina wouldn’t be complete for a wine lover, without a stop in Mendoza.  We must have had “Gringo looking for a bed” pasted to our foreheads when we got off our overnight bus, as we were targeted … Continue reading

The Fierce Peaks, Moving Glaciers and Dry Desert of Argentine Patagonia

With 8 days of trail grime pasted to our skin, between our toes and matted in our hair, even our mediocre shower facilities seemed luxurious.  After scrubbing down, it was time to meet back up with our crew for dinner.  … Continue reading

The End of the World and Beyond

The End of the World

The small town of Ushuaia is exactly what you would expect from the southern-most city in the world. Luckily, we arrived just at the end of summer, which alleviated the high season tourist traffic.  Our main draw to travel this … Continue reading

Penguins in the Desert

Close your eyes and think about penguins.  I’m guessing the picture in your head was some combination of snow capped mountains, glaciers, ice bergs, the ocean, “Happy Feet” or maybe the tuxedo you wore on your wedding day.  It’s not … Continue reading