12. 07. 2015
Chez Renauld, St. Jean-de-Luz

St. Jean-de-Luz Perfection

St. Jean-de-Luz might have become my favorite place in France, and one of my favorite places anywhere. First impressions help. We rented a charming apartment from friendly people, and after we dropped our bags...

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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
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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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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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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30. 12. 2013
The Hills of Valparaiso

Wandering around Valparaiso

There are few things I enjoy more than wandering around interesting places, camera in hand, and Valparaiso is one of the most visually interesting places I’ve visited — paradise for curious photographers. Also,...

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27. 12. 2013
Entering Devil's Canyon

Stumbling on Incas

After refueling following our morning ride through Valle de la Luna, we saddled up again and headed out of San Pedro de Atacama with Leo to the Catarpa Valley for a mountain bike...

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25. 12. 2013
Abandoned schoolhouse in Humberstone, Chile

Chilean ghost towns

I am a total sucker for urban ruins and abandoned places, so I was very excited to spend December 25 exploring two fascinating spots in the Chilean desert. Northern Chile has long had...

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21. 12. 2013
Overhead view of Arica beaches

Relaxing and Exploring Arica

Arica is Chile’s northernmost city, a legacy of the War of the Pacific. The town is perfectly situated along several nice stretches of beach, and the ocean is as warm here as it...

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