My First Mini Retirement: Living In Buenos Aires

One of the highlights of my South America trip, so far, was my opportunity to take my first mini retirement and live in Buenos Aires for 6 weeks. I have done a lot of traveling over the past 5 years, but I have never settled into one city for longer than a couple weeks. I […]

The Land Of Ice And Snow: Antarctica (Part 3)

If you have not read part 1 or part 2 of my Antarctica adventure, then be sure to check them out! Where did we leave off? Oh yes! I just finished telling you about the spectacular zodiac cruise through an ice field with Phil. After already experiencing my favourite landing and favourite zodiac cruise of […]

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 […]

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 […]