23. 01. 2014
I-70 on the Maryland-Pennsylvania border in the snow

Straight into the Next Adventure

On January 19th, the nice folks at Tierra Patagonia drove me, Alice, Kaleb, and two other guests to the Punta Arenas airport where we boarded — with some trepidation given the 120+kph winds...

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17. 01. 2014
Glacier-fed lake at the base of the Torres del Paine

Hiking in Torres del Paine National Park

We woke up early on January 17, stuffed our faces at breakfast, and headed out  with Felipe and three other fit guests towards the start of the hike up to the Mirador Los...

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15. 01. 2014
Gaucho herding sheep on the Strait of Magellan

On the Strait of Magellan

There was something strangely satisfying about walking alongside the Strait of Magellan when we arrived in Punta Arenas at sunset (1030PM) after a long journey on January 15. We left Puerto Guadal in...

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15. 01. 2014
Tyrolean Traverse in front of Glacier Leones in Patagonia

Northern Patagonia is Wild

Despite the Chilean government’s 50-year quest to colonize Northern Patagonia (there are fences everywhere indicating who owns what), it is still a wild place. On January 14, Alice, Kaleb, and I set off...

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13. 01. 2014
Driving the Carretera Austral in Patagonia

Sensory overload on the Carretera Austral

I met Alice and Kaleb on January 12 at the Balmaceda airstrip at the northern edge of Patagonia. Pascale, a kind French woman who spends half the year in Patagonia and the other...

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12. 01. 2014
Driving off the map in Chiloe

Top Secret Chiloe

After having our minds blown on our first day in Chiloe, Beth and I set out to explore more of the fabulous little island on the afternoon of January 11. We spent the...

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10. 01. 2014
Penguins on Chiloe

Chiloe will blow your mind

We headed southwest from Puerto Varas to Pargua and drove straight onto a Cruz del Mar ferry to cross to Chiloe. A group of sea lions welcomed us to the harbor, and we...

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08. 01. 2014
The road to Volcan Osorno

Playing in the shadow of Volcan Osorno

I spent three days in Puerto Varas with my friend Beth exploring the area around Lago Llanquihue and admiring and experiencing Volcan Osorno from every angle. Beth arrived from Costa Rica on the...

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05. 01. 2014
Volcano views from Puerto Varas

Driving the Pan American Highway

A nice guy from the Europcar office in Temuco dropped a Nissan Xtrail off at my hotel in Villarrica this morning, and I made my way to the famous Panamericana (Pan American) Highway...

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04. 01. 2014
Summit of Volcan Villarrica

Sledding down Volcan Villarrica

I climbed an active volcano today with the excellent folks at Summit Chile and then sledded most of the way down. It was an incredible experience. Claudio, the owner and lead guide, picked...

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03. 01. 2014
Mountain biking down Volcan Villarrica

Hanging on for dear life

I was wandering around Pucon on the afternoon of January 2 finalizing arrangements for my climb of the Villarrica Volcano with the kind folks at Summit Chile when they suggested I head a...

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01. 01. 2014
Entering Lung Fung Chinese Restaurant in Santiago

New Years Eve in Santiago

Santiago is a ghost town on New Years Eve. I took the photo above at rush hour, standing in the middle of a normally busy boulevard. Half the city absconds to Valparaiso for...

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