The Land Of Ice And Snow: Antarctica (Part I)

“Antarctica is the worst way to have the best time of your life,” is how Shane, our expedition leader, prepared us for our upcoming Antarctic adventure. The next 11 days would be filled with early mornings, busy days, extreme weather, massive waves, sea sickness and getting covered in penguin guano (penguin droppings) on a daily […]

The Speech I Didn’t Make: Reflecting On My First 3 Years As An Entrepreneur

This past January, I was in San Diego, with many of my closest friends in the world, for my 3rd and final President’s Awards Ceremony with College Pro. This was a bittersweet event for me. President’s Club marked the end of a very important part of my life. My time with College Pro was one […]

Stuck At The End Of The World: 11 Days In Ushuaia

Ushuaia is the Southernmost city in the world and it’s also the main hub from where ships depart for Antarctica during the Southern Hemisphere’s summer months. Ever since I started planning my trip, the idea of traveling to Antarctica had been an ongoing debate in my mind. I really wanted to go, but it is […]

Friendships Forever: Penguins in Punta Arenas

Punta Arenas was Shaun’s final destination before leaving me and flying back home to Vancouver. The city is the most common way for travelers to enter or exit Chilean Patagonia by air, so it’s more of a travel hub, rather than a sought after backpacking destination. The only attraction that we were interested in seeing […]

Stepping Into A Different World: Torres Del Paine – Pt 2/2

If you haven’t read my previous post yet, this story begins back in Part 1. After spending our first night in the park at Camp Grey, we made our way over to Camp Italiano, which Shaun was very excited about, being the proud Italian that he is. This campsite actually is free, which was nice. […]

Stepping Into A Different World: Torres Del Paine – Part 1/2

Of all the amazing places I read about, when I decided I would travel to Patagonia, Torres Del Paine was where I was most looking forward to. I had never done any multi-day treks before, so I was really excited to spend 4 nights and 5 days out in nature within the National Park. The […]

Walking On Ice: The Puerto Merino Glacier

The Puerto Merino Glacier is a breathtaking sight, towering over 30m above sea level. El Calafate, the town where people stay in order to access it, is a different story. There isn’t much else to do there besides trips to the glacier. It’s very touristy and expensive. I wouldn’t recommend staying for longer than a […]

Trekking in Paradise: Falling in love with El Chalten

After over 30 hours of sitting on buses, we arrived in the trekking paradise called El Chalten. This tiny little town sits in a valley, almost completely surrounded by mountains. It is home to the Fitz Roy mountain range, which offers many world-class treks. We had heard only great things about the trekking here, but […]