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Patagonia to Willcox

blog 032320 Patagonia to WillcoxI was packed up and ready to leave by 930 which is remarkable for me. The road was a 2 lane 55 mph country road winding through pastures and scrubs. There were small Mesquite trees along the way and lots of cactus.
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Last Full Day in Patagonia

blog 032220 Last Full DayWatson and I took the trail to the upper part of the park to see where it lead us. Past the lake overlook down the many steps through the gate then along the lake shore. Again there was the humming of bees but no obvious
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Travel memoirs to read

So the only view you have right now is the one outside your bedroom window. It’s easy to feel cramped, your longing for travel stifled by your equally strong urge to protect public health. There is a way to travel while you’re stuck indoors though. All you need is the right book. These travel memoirs, part personal journey, part travelogue to new and uncharted territories, will lead your imagination on wild adventures to places far beyond the confines of your couch. Dog sled across the arctic...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Books, Greece, Indonesia, California, France, China, Germany, India, US, Netflix, Vienna, United States, Ireland, Chile

Birds and Patagonia

blog 032020 Birds and PatagoniaWe delayed our start to the day til the sun had time to warm it up out there. There was a new adventure in store I even brought my walking stick. We headed to the end of the campground and down the paved path to the
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Benson to Patagonia Lake

blog 031620 Benson to Patagonia LakeI got up early and organized because the repair man was coming to fix my propane furnace. I have no electric here so it has been 45 inside the camper in the morning so getting the heater fixed was necessary. T
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What to Know for Visiting Argentina

The South American country of Argentina is a fascinating and diverse place with plenty of memorable experiences, whether you’re looking for arts and culture, nightlife or anything in between. If you’re considering a trip, take a look at these travel tips for travelling in Argentina and get some helpful advice to make the most of your visit. San Martin Square Plan your itinerary Argentina is a massive country. In fact, it’s roughly 60 percent of the size of Europe and contains everything from...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Australia, Argentina, Patagonia, South America, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Don, Northern Hemisphere, Southern Hemisphere, Perito Moreno Glacier, Australia Argentina, Where To Go When, San Martin Square, Old Palermo Ditch

How skiers can reduce their impact

For skiers and snowboarders, a good day on the slopes is something to appreciate and look forward to. But visiting ski areas has an environmental impact, and it’s often up to the skier to ensure theirs is as minimal as possible. Follow these tips to keep your footprint small without sacrificing those epic turns. Research gear before you buy. Photo: gorillaimages/Shutterstock Here, we’re referring not only to how the gear performs but to how the company performs on a sustainability level. ...
Tags: Travel, Colorado, New York City, San Francisco, United States, New Hampshire, Skiing, Patagonia, Philadelphia, Salt Lake City, Ski Resorts, Snowboarding, Baltimore, Forest Stewardship Council, Denver, Vermont

Let’s Talk About the Double Standard in Travel

Posted: 02/20/2020 | February 20th, 2020 Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes our regular column on solo female travel. It’s an important topic I can’t adequately cover, so I brought in an expert to share her advice for other women travelers to help cover the topics important and specific to them! In this month’s article, she explores the double standards that come with solo female travel. I rushed to the gate at Julius Nyerere Airport in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. As the agent checked my ...
Tags: Travel, California, Africa, Bbc, South Africa, Philippines, Nepal, Santiago, Antarctica, Patagonia, Tanzania, Hostelworld, Solo Female Travel, Female Travel, Don, Kristin

2020 ideas for solo female travelers

No mere trend: Solo female travel is here to stay. Women around the world are getting out of their comfort zones to discover the challenges and rewards of planning and executing a trip all on their own. Solo travel encourages confidence, allows you the freedom to do exactly what you want on a trip without having to compromise, grants total immersion in a different environment and culture, and gives you the chance to connect with locals and other travelers. Whether you’re looking to make new f...
Tags: Travel, South Korea, Japan, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Africa, US, Earth, Unesco, Canada, Santiago, Chile, Hawaii, Morocco, Mexico City, Middle East

PHOTO: Salto Grande Waterfall in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

The tour guide promised the trail to Salto Grande Waterfall in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park was easy. “Just a 20 minute walk,” he said. As a casual aside, he advised us to take our jackets, as it “might be a little windy up there.” The first 15 minutes were a breeze. A graveled path led through a field of flower-strewn tall grass, with the famous horns of the Cordillera Paine Massif peeking over the top. A stretch of turquoise river came into view and the thunderous... The post PHOTO: ...
Tags: Travel, Daily Photo, Photography, Culture, Chile, Patagonia, South America, Cultural Travel, Torres Del Paine, Torres del Paine National Park, Torres del Paine National Park Chile, Cordillera Paine Massif, Salto Grande Waterfall

Cycling the Pacific Coast

The idea to tour the Pacific coast by bike came to me slowly, in pieces. I wanted to challenge myself physically and mentally. I wanted to see the world with a minimal carbon footprint. Most of all, I wanted to travel alone, sure the experience would change me for the better. Ideas percolated for a year or so before I came across the Bicycling the Pacific Coast guidebook by Vicky Spring and Tom Kirkendall. The route looked challenging but popular enough to be safe for solo travel. That settled i...
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PHOTO: Lago Nordenskjold Viewpoint in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

What struck me most about Torres del Paine National Park in the Patagonian region of Chile were the colors. Depending upon the angle of the sun, the mountains of the Cordillera Paine Massif range from the deepest black to pale gray, lavender, and Wedgwood blue. As the sun sets, abundant feldspar in the granite flanks reflect iridescent orange patches. Add snowy peaks and grass covered foothills, and the mountains of Torres del Paine become a veritable rocky rainbow. Even the name of the park is ...
Tags: Travel, Daily Photo, Photography, Culture, Chile, Patagonia, South America, Cultural Travel, Patagonian, Torres Del Paine, Torres del Paine National Park, Paine, Wedgwood, Torres del Paine National Park Chile, Cordillera Paine Massif

Travel: How to spend 3 perfect days in Pebble Beach … without picking up a club

Golf and Pebble Beach go together like skiing and Vail. Each sport is so synonymous with the world-class destination, going there and not playing 18 on the gorgeous Pacific coast or schussing in Rocky Mountain heaven is perhaps as great a sin as skipping a Broadway show while visiting New York or not riding on a cable car as a tourist in San Francisco. Unfathomable as it sounds to pass up the signature activity of the City by the Bay, the Great White Way or Colorado at play, the poshest place al...
Tags: Travel, New York, Colorado, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Broadway, Patagonia, Miami, Roy, Las Vegas, Walt Disney World, Monterey, Pacific, Pebble Beach, United Airlines

weekly environmental wins

Sustainability projects and community efforts are underway around the world, and some are actually making big progress. That’s what this column is all about — the good news, the wins, the stuff that brings a tear to your eye and keeps that inner flame burning. For this week’s inaugural column, we look at outdoor brands. We’ve dubbed it the “Outdoor Retailer” edition, following the bi-annual outdoors gear trade show that just took place in Denver. Many brands, and the parent company of the sho...
Tags: Travel, Sustainability, Patagonia, North America, Denver, All, Kelly Slater, Yvon Chouinard, Crescent Moon Snowshoes, Outerknown, Cimate Change, Climate Wins, The Climate Win, Outdoor Industry Initiative, Climate Action Corps

Torres del Paine National Park in Chile – One of the World’s Beautiful Places

Torres del Paine National Park in Chile is one of the world’s beautiful places. The centerpiece of the park is a branch of the Andes mountain range known as the Cordillera del Paine. Located in the southern Patagonian region of the country, the park’s magnificent scenery includes lakes ranging from ultramarine blue to brilliant turquoise, raging waterfalls, deep green valleys, and vast glaciers that cascade down mountainsides. Most awe inspiring are mountains themselves. In geological terms, the...
Tags: Travel, Culture, Chile, Patagonia, Cultural Travel, Andes, Patagonian, Torres Del Paine, Paine National Park, South America Travel, Cordillera del Paine Located, Cordillera Massif

LGBTQ travel in Salt Lake City

Salt Lake City is queer — and not just in the “Donny Osmond singing and dancing in a rainbow-colored coat” kind of way. It’s queer because it defies simple categorization. Although there are 1.2 million residents, SLC feels like a small town where everybody knows your name. In the height of summer, you can burn in the brown desert hills of downtown only to freeze by piles of snow in the verdant Wasatch Mountains 45 minutes away. Most importantly, Salt Lake City is both a conservative Mormon m...
Tags: Travel, Utah, Texas, Montana, Lgbt, New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin, United States, Joseph Smith, Mormon, Broadway, Mormons, Hilton, Patagonia

Park City, Utah, best things to do

There’s nothing worse than being on a ski vacation and having absolutely no interest in skiing. Ok, maybe not nothing worse, especially if you enjoy spending entire days inside a snowy condo with a good book. But should you want to get outside and explore, sometimes it seems ski towns really don’t offer much outside of eating, drinking, and… skiing. This is not the case, however, in Park City, Utah. The home of the famous Sundance Film Festival is also home to some fascinating history, unique...
Tags: Travel, Utah, America, Patagonia, Salt Lake City, Park City, Winter Vacation, All, Main Street, Waldorf Astoria, Park City Utah, Alamo, Woodward, Stein Eriksen Lodge, Rockwell, Park Avenue

Travel: Cirque du Soleil rolls the dice on ‘R.U.N,’ its new Las Vegas show

It’s only 2.3 miles from Treasure Island to Luxor walking The Strip, but the distance between Cirque du Soleil experiences at each place is as vast as easing into a comfy slipper versus wobbling over jagged glass in a 6-inch stiletto heel. Since 1993. T.I. has housed “Mystère,” the storied French-Canadian troupe’s re-invention of the circus. This was Cirque’s first show not in a traveling big top tent, but in permanent residence a Vegas casino. Meantime, a radically bold rethink of the Cirque co...
Tags: Travel, France, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Alain Ducasse, Patagonia, Miami, Michelin, Las Vegas, Vegas, Luxor, Sherry, Frank Lloyd Wright, Cirque Du Soleil

PHOTO: Guanaco Surveys its Domain in Torres del Paine National Park, Chile

When my tour van entered Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonian Chile, our guide enlisted us as wildlife spotters. She ticked off some of the species we might see. The Patagonian Puma is the most sought after sighting, however they are reclusive and usually stay far away from the only road through the park. But if we had sharp eyes we might spot one of two varieties of fox; the small, endangered Huemul deer; Andean Condors; Southern Crested Caracaras (a large bird of prey); the Patagonian ...
Tags: Travel, Daily Photo, Photography, Culture, Chile, Patagonia, South America, Cultural Travel, Torres, Torres Del Paine, Paine National Park, Guanaco, Patagonian Chile, Torres del Paine National Park Chile, Patagonian Puma, Southern Crested Caracaras

PHOTO: Waterfront in the Town of Puerto Natales, Chile

The pretty little town of Puerto Natales is perhaps best known as the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park in the Patagonian region of Chile. But I discovered an intriguing backstory. The town is located on the Señoret Channel, which connects Última Esperanza Sound with Bahía Desengaño, eventually leading to the Straits of Magellan and the Atlantic Ocean. Última Esperanza translates to “last hope,” while Desengaño translates to “disillusionment” or “disenchantment.” I stood on the shores of...
Tags: Travel, Daily Photo, Photography, Culture, Chile, Patagonia, South America, Cultural Travel, Magellan, Patagonian, Puerto Natales, Torres del Paine National Park, Puerto Natales Chile, Señoret Channel, Bahía Desengaño, Atlantic Ocean Última Esperanza

Best minimalist holiday resorts

The beginning of every new year means setting new travel resolutions and updating the bucket list. From boarding the world’s most luxurious train to glamping on a cruise ship, the options are endless, but what many travelers are turning to this year is minimalism. Packing light and traveling in a more environmentally conscious way is a major theme in 2020, and many are choosing to retreat to a cozy cabin and connect with nature, leaving their buzzing phones behind. Minimalist accommodations d...
Tags: Travel, Austria, Chile, Patagonia, Scandinavia, Columbia, All, La Fortuna, Hunter, Styria, Torres del Paine National Park, Malibu California, Wellness Resorts, Geirangerfjord, Cariboo Mountains, Trollstigen

Western Mountaneering Summerlite Review: Is It Worth Money?

There are few things more important than your sleep system when you’re in the outdoors. Whether or not your tent-mate snores and your choice of whiskey can make or break a trip, but a bad night’s sleep can turn your excited adventure to a disappointing scenario in a flash. Luckily, the is a great choice of sleeping bags on the market that can make you sleep warm and comfortable in the backcountry. In this review, I am going to share my experience with Western Mountaneering Summerlite ultralight...
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Travel: Patagonia is a land in motion

Arriving after an overnight flight from Miami into Santiago, Chile, for the start of a 13-day travel adventure to the Patagonia region of South America, the greeting by our smiling smarTours guide was welcoming, but ominous. “We call earthquakes our ‘national dance,’” Jorge Jorquerra informed us. “We average 2,000 a year due to several faults and tectonic plates in the area, but most are not noticeable.” Then Jorquerra cautioned what action to take in our hotel if one did occur. Jorquerra’s seco...
Tags: Travel, Scotland, Sport, Cnn, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Santiago, Chile, Arizona, Argentina, Patagonia, Miami, South America, Eiffel Tower, Iceland

Is Chile Safe to Visit?

Posted: 1/6/2020 | January 6th, 2020 Chile is one of the most popular destinations (and one of my favorites) in South America. I was blown away by the beauty of the country, the delicious and inexpensive, the plethora of different eco-systems, and how hospitable the locals were. (And, as someone who works online, how much they are investing in tech!) Owing to its diverse geography, the country offers a lot to visitors. From exploring the wilderness of Patagonia to tasting wine at boutique loca...
Tags: Travel, Colombia, Santiago, Chile, Argentina, Patagonia, South America, Travel Safety, Atacama Desert, Valparaiso, Easter Island, Peru Bolivia, BellaVista, NomadicMatt, Don t Forget Travel Insurance Travel, Suecia

Northern Patagonia

The weather certainly changed as we came north through the Patagonian Fiords rain wind mist and lower temperatures. Not as low as the Antarctic but it felt much colder with the wind chill factor. Photos are not very good with all the rain and mist. A f
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Best hotels in the world in 2020

The 25 most spectacular hotels in the world: 2020 Photo: Castello di Vicarello/Facebook F iguring out where to stay is hard. By some estimates, there are over 700,000 hotels, motels, hostels, and resorts around the world. Even in the age of TripAdvisor, that’s a hard number to narrow down. Where you stay on a trip can be as important as where you go, especially when you consider that certain properties have become destinations unto the...
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Where to travel in 2020

The 25 places you need to travel in 2020 Photo: Scott Sporleder W e are now at the dawn of a new decade. And though today might not feel much different than yesterday, for some reason years that end in zero always make us think a little harder about what the future will hold. Some think about marriage and children. Others wonder about their career paths. But nearly all of us wonder where the next 10 years will take us around this beaut...
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Finally a real Honeymoon

After roughing it out in Patagonia we flew back into the cities and spent a good 10 days in Bueno Aires Iguazu and Colonia Uruguay. Finally a real Honeymoon beginsOur impression of Bueno Aires is that its such a colourful capital city with many di
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Undiscovered South American beaches

For half of the world , December to February means frosty landscapes and chilly temperatures, leaving many in search of warmer weather. Fortunately, it’s summer in the Southern Hemisphere where sandy stretches beckon. Sure, there are obvious beachy locations like Rio de Janeiro and Uruguay’s Punta del Este, but there’s much more shoreline to explore. Let’s head off the beaten path to soak up the sun in some of the most spectacular, yet little known, beaches in South America. 1. Mompiche, Ecua...
Tags: Travel, Chile, Antarctica, New Zealand, Brazil, Patagonia, Peru, Rio De Janeiro, South America, Uruguay, Ecuador, Lima, Buenos Aires, All, Quito, Punta del Este

How to Keep Communicating Face to Face Over the Holidays via Video Conferencing

It's mid-December as I write this and I'm already getting lots of out of office replies for the holidays. Many of those office workers have checked out until January and will not be setting foot back in their office until the new year. But what about that meeting you were supposed to have that can't wait until then? Fortunately, it's getting easier all the time to have a face-to-face meeting via video conferencing. Whether you're trying to devise a marketing plan, structure a deal, or just put...
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