Welcome to the Jungle: the Mindo Cloud Forest, Ecuador

Traveling through Ecuador from Quito to the Mindo cloud forest can be both breathtaking and discouraging. I'll get to the breathtaking part later, but I wouldn't be honest about how beautiful Ecuador can be if I didn't also mention that it can be damn ugly, too.

By |2018-07-04T14:23:31+00:00June 23, 2018|Categories: Ecuador|Tags: , |0 Comments

Images from the Mindo Cloud Forest, Milpe, Ecuador

I chased this guy around for a while before I caught him landing and spreading his wings. I do love this shot of the blue butterfly in the Mindo cloud forest, Milpe, Ecuador. [...]

By |2018-06-23T07:27:38+00:00June 21, 2018|Categories: Ecuador, Nature and Wildlife, Photo of the Day, South America|Tags: |2 Comments

2017: The Year in Photos

The past year was a bit strange for us as we traveled much less than we usually do. We made it to eight countries (not counting the U.S.) including only one we hadn't been to [...]

Jumping into Salta, Argentina

Light spring foliage in the Huaico Reserve makes it easier to spot birds–but not any easier to photograph them. When you think of Argentina, chances are Salta isn’t the first city to come [...]

By |2017-12-11T10:46:35+00:00December 7, 2017|Categories: Active Travel, Argentina, National Parks, Nature and Wildlife, South America|Tags: |1 Comment

Visiting Ushuaia: Tierra del Fuego Sensations

Kris and Tom at the end of the world. With its back to the world, the town of Ushuaia on the island of Tierra del Fuego at the bottom of Argentina casts its [...]

By |2017-12-04T18:35:41+00:00December 4, 2017|Categories: Active Travel, Argentina, National Parks, Nature and Wildlife, South America|Tags: , |1 Comment

The Beagle Strait, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

The shore of the Beagle Strait, with a couple of the local residents. It's senseless to write too much about the beauty of Tierra del Fuego when technology allows you to carry a [...]

By |2017-12-17T13:34:12+00:00November 13, 2017|Categories: Argentina, Photo of the Day, South America|Tags: , |0 Comments

Getting to know Buenos Aires

Cafe Tortoni, one of the designated "notable cafes" of Buenos Aires. Thanks to friends' recommendations and a couple tours, we got acquainted with Buenos Aires quickly. It helped that our visit was broken [...]

By |2017-12-04T09:40:50+00:00November 9, 2017|Categories: Argentina, Eat Drink Stay, South America|Tags: |8 Comments

El Condor Mountain, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina

One of the benefits of hiking all around Argentina's Tierra del Fuego (aside from learning to like wet feet) is the consistent vistas of water, rock, and snowy mountains. The southern spring provides plenty of [...]

More than Malbec: A Wine Tour in Buenos Aires

Inside the M Street Bar and Wine Shop Take a wine tour in Buenos Aires. Guide books, lengthy restaurant wine menus, and stumbling around on your own will only get you so far, [...]

By |2018-03-08T15:53:15+00:00October 31, 2017|Categories: Argentina, Eat Drink Stay, South America|Tags: , , |3 Comments

Adventure Travel World Summit: Environment, Local Communities & the Year 2041

Our Pre-Summit Adventure group with guide Juan touring Ushuaia and Tierra del Fuego. Tom didn't hear the "wave" call and was looking at his camera. Regularly, we wonder what the heck we’re doing. [...]

By |2017-11-30T11:51:25+00:00October 23, 2017|Categories: Active Travel, Argentina, Interviews, South America, Travel|Tags: , |2 Comments