A Land-Based Tour of the Galapagos

Our land-based Galapagos tour informed us about the history of humans on the islands and the ongoing efforts to balance tourism with conservation. Still, we had plenty of time in and on the water and hiking in the interior.

A Pleasant Introduction to Chilean Wine, from Laura Hartwig

We walked out a kilometer into the Chilean wine country from where we are staying in Santa Cruz to the Laura Hartwig vineyard to take the tour, but mostly, of course, to try the wines.

By |2019-06-04T19:10:21-05:00June 1, 2019|Categories: Chile, Eat Drink Stay, South America|Tags: |9 Comments

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 |2018-07-04T14:23:31-05:00June 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 |2018-06-23T07:27:38-05:00June 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 |2019-06-17T15:37:13-05:00December 7, 2017|Categories: Active Travel, Argentina, National Parks, Nature and Wildlife, South America|Tags: |1 Comment

Visiting Ushuaia: Tierra del Fuego Sensations

With its back to the world, the town of Ushuaia on the island of Tierra del Fuego at the southern tip of Argentina, casts its gaze to the South. From here, the southernmost city in the world, the big view is across the Beagle Channel, where Charles Darwin passed through, over the string of mountainous Chilean islands, and beyond to Antarctica.

By |2019-06-17T19:09:16-05:00December 4, 2017|Categories: Active Travel, Argentina, National Parks, Nature and Wildlife, South America|Tags: , |0 Comments

Getting to know Buenos Aires

Bits and bites at a time, we were introduced to great tastes of eclectic Buenos Aires and picked up on the city's personality and history. Our familiarity was enhanced through a low-key food tour with Say Hueque Tours, a tango session, and a fun wine tasting tour with Context Travel.

By |2019-06-17T20:07:49-05:00November 9, 2017|Categories: Argentina, Eat Drink Stay, South America|Tags: |8 Comments

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 |2019-05-31T11:16:35-05:00October 31, 2017|Categories: Argentina, Eat Drink Stay, South America|Tags: , , |3 Comments