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 […]

Beautiful Bariloche

When I think about Bariloche, the first word that comes to mind is, “beautiful.” This was our first stop in Patagonia and it definitely left a good first impression. As the largest city in the Argentine Lake District, Bariloche attracts people from all over the world who come to experience the amazing landscapes and outdoor […]

A day in Buenos Aires: The journey begins

Walking through the streets of downtown Buenos Aires, it finally started to sink in that this trip was actually happening. This life altering trip through South America had been on my mind for the past year and a half and it was hard to believe that the journey had now begun. This trip had been […]