Road Tripping In Northern Argentina: Salta And It’s Surroundings

I found myself on another 24 hour bus ride, making my way across the very large and diverse country of Argentina. I actually really like long bus rides. I find them to be very productive. I use them as an opportunity for writing, reading, reflection and introspection. This time I was on my way to […]

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 […]

10 Days Of Silence: Vipassana Meditation Retreat

I applied for my first 10-day Vipassana Meditation retreat back in December, after hearing about it from someone I met at a leadership course. At the time, I had been working hard to improve the two parts of my life that I viewed as my weakest. These being relationships and spirituality. I decided that a […]

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 […]

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 […]