chilean patagonia

A Patagonian Crusade

May 24, 2016

I am standing, or better said, paralyzed on a steep mountainside in the Chilean Patagonia. To the west in the distance, the Torres del Paine (the three granite towers from which the park takes it name) are shrouded in dark, threatening clouds. We are already a couple hours into this trek and it’s only been […]

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Tips for Weathering a Trip to Patagonia

June 3, 2013

Just saying the word Patagonia conjures up visions of jagged mountains, glaciers, and cold, often inclement, weather. The extreme weather in the remote lands of Patagonia in Southern Chile can make packing for a trip quite complex. Patagonia is notorious for its unpredictable weather patterns as storms born in the warmer Pacific Ocean move across […]

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Chile’s Pristine Patagonia

January 27, 2012

Patagonia has been on our mind a lot as of late since the Torres del Paine park suffered a major forest fire in early January. Fortunately, the park is now open as is Explora hotel in the park. There’s so much talk of Patagonia that people think it’s just one place and it’s really this wide […]

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Chile’s Foodie Frontier: Puerto Natales

January 4, 2011

The wind is howling. Gale force gusts moan and it sounds like a stampede on the roof.  I peer through our hotel room window overlooking the icy Fjord of Last Hope. White-capped swells crash towards the rocky shore, jostling the fishing boats rhythmically. Street signs twist sideways below and trees bend gracefully with the wind. […]

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