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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: ...
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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 ...
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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...
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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 ...
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Peter’s Favorite Fan Photo of the Week – January 29, 2020

Read the full article on PeterGreenberg.com at - Peter’s Favorite Fan Photo of the Week – January 29, 2020 Congrats to Diane and Bob, who are this week’s winners of the PeterGreenberg.com travel photo contest. Diane shared the story of this photo taken in Torres del Paine in Chile. “We were lucky to see a herd of gunacos cross the road. The three stone structures in the background are the “towers,” or los Torres,” she wrote.... The post Peter’s Favorite Fan Photo of the Week – January 29, 2020 a...
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Trekking Around the World: 15 Best Offbeat Treks That You’re Not Considering…But Should

After over a decade of traveling around the world and going trekking on six continents, what are some of our favorite treks and hikes? This Offbeat Trekking Guide includes 15 of our recommended unknown or lesser-known treks — some multi-day, others day treks — that you might not be considering, but should. These treks and hikes are worth a look if you are interested in unusual and immersive experiences, both in nature and local culture. I only went out for a walk and finally concluded ...
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The best wildlife photos taken this year reveal a horde of interlocked ants and a vicious stand-off between a fox and a marmot

The London Natural History Museum's annual Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition awards photographers whose work inspires us to consider our place in the natural world and our responsibility to protect it. This year, the contest received 48,000 entries from photographers in 100 countries. The winning set of images includes snapshots of an interlocked army of ants, a stand-off between a surly fox and a shocked marmot, and a puma ambushing a guanaco.  Here are 14 award-winning photograph...
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Can Introverts Successfully Travel Solo?

Posted: 5/2/2019 | May 2nd, 2019 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 shows us how solo travelers can deal with traveling as an introvert! Recently, I traveled to Oakland to attend a birthday brunch. I didn’t know anyone besides the birthday ...
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Hiking in Nahuel Huapi National Park

There’s no place quite like Patagonia for getting outdoors. The vast wilderness at the southernmost tip of the Americas takes a bit of effort to reach, but it’s worth it to witness some of the world’s most spectacular and remote landscapes. While many visitors flock to the south of the region to see sights like Torres Del Paine, the north has plenty of alternatives, less-explored trails for hiking enthusiasts. Nahuel Huapi National Park, at the heart of Argentina’s Lake District, offers the p...
Tags: Travel, Americas, Chile, Switzerland, Argentina, Patagonia, South America, Bariloche, Lake District, All, Patagonian, Moreno, Southern Hemisphere, Torres Del Paine, San Carlos de Bariloche, Refugio Otto Meiling


30 Photos to Inspire a Patagonia Hiking Trip

I’ve been drooling over photos of Torres del Paine and Los Glaciares National Parks in Patagonia for a couple of decades – long before they became hot spots. Both parks are busy now, especially the W Circuit in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park; fortunately for us the first four days on the O Circuit are quiet, at least in comparison. I feel lucky to have visited both parks – but what a lot of work it is to organize this end of the world experience. I understand now why people book tours. ...
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Everything You Need to Know to do the Torres del Paine Trek

You are in for a treat if you head to Patagonia to trek. The O and W Circuits in Torres del Paine are nothing short of spectacular. They aren’t easy multi-day hikes, especially with full backpacks but they sure are bucket list worthy. It’s time consuming researching the Torres del Paine trek – be it the O Circuit or the W circuit. I always had questions I could never find the answers for online so I hope this blog post makes your life easier.  Here’s everything you need to know to do the To...
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Torres Del Paine southern Patagonia 31 January 2019

Thursday 31 January What a day we had today We spent from 4.30am waking to 9.30pm on a tour to Torres del Paine a beautiful National Park in southern Patagonia which encompasses mountains glaciers lakes and rivers in southern Chilean
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W Trek in Torres del Paine views

The W Trek of Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia is one of the must-do multi-day hiking trails in the world. Winding in a “W” shape from one end of the Paine Massif mountains to the other, the trek takes hikers past some of the regions best sights: the Grey Glacier, the Torres, and the French Valley. At almost every step along the way, backpackers come face to face with some of the most stunning natural vistas anywhere in the world, from mountains blown and ground into incred...
Tags: Travel, Chile, South America, All, Torres, Torres Del Paine, John Gardner, Torres del Paine National Park, Chilean Patagonia, Paine, Los Cuernos, Lake Pehoe, Refugio Paine Grande, French Valley, Paine Massif, Grey Glacier


Trekking Around the World: 13 Best Offbeat Treks That You’re Not Considering…But Should

After over a decade of traveling around the world and going trekking on six continents, what are some of our favorite treks and hikes? This Offbeat Trekking Guide includes 13 of our recommended unknown or lesser-known treks — some multi-day, others daylong — that you might not be considering, but should. These treks and hikes are worth a look if you are interested in unusual and immersive experiences, both in nature and local culture. I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay ...
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Offbeat Trekking Around the World: 13 Treks You’re Not Considering…But Should

After over a decade of traveling around the world and going trekking on six continents, what are some of our favorite treks and hikes? This Offbeat Trekking Guide includes 13 of our recommended unknown or lesser-known treks — some multi-day, others daylong — that you might not be considering, but should. These treks and hikes are worth a look if you are interested in unusual and immersive experiences, both in nature and local culture. I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Utah, India, Georgia, Colombia, Nepal, Idaho, Arizona, Kyrgyzstan, Burma, Ethiopia, Peru, Myanmar, South America, John Muir


Horseback riding in South America

Since Europeans first brought horses to South America over five centuries ago, horses have become an integral part of South American culture. From the legendary gauchos of Uruguay and southern Brazil to the estancia lifestyle of Chile’s Patagonian ranches and the world’s best polo players in Argentina, horse culture has a treasured place in the hearts of people in this part of the world. To really understand the countries of South America, you should get to know them through their horses. Fro...
Tags: Travel, Travel Planning, Chile, Lionel Messi, Brazil, Argentina, Patagonia, South America, Uruguay, Diego Maradona, Buenos Aires, Horse Riding, Atlantic Coast, Patagonian, Castillo, Torres Del Paine


Epic treks in Patagonia

Most backpackers to Patagonia these days are going to take on the W Trek in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park and visit Mount Fitz Roy and the Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentina’s Los Glaciares. These are certainly stunning locations, but with all that interest comes oversaturation. These two parks now attract hundreds of thousands of annual visitors who crowd the trails and campsites, especially from December to March, and make these wilderness destinations feel more like packed amuseme...
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Chilean Patagonia

Torres Del Paine wasnt on the original itinary as it meant doubling back from El Chalten however it was highly recommended by a couple of travellers and some others Vincent from Holland were heading in that direction so we went back to El Calafete fo
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Know before visiting Patagonia

After seeing so much of South America , Patagonia is still my favorite place. Incredibly vast, unbelievably diverse, and stunningly beautiful, it’s a region made of superlatives. But with high prices, unforgiving weather, and frustrating infrastructure, it’s not the easiest of destinations to navigate. A bit of planning and research goes a long way. Here are 10 things I wish I knew before visiting Patagonia. 1. Patagonia straddles two counties — should you visit one or both? Patagonia is s...
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Travel Chile for cheap

As its name would imply , Chile is hot with travelers right now. Unfortunately, it is also one of South America’s pricier destinations, thanks in part to having one of the continent’s strongest and most stable economies, but also because of the not-insignificant transportation costs involved in even getting there, and then navigating up and down its more than 2,670-mile length. But you can’t put a price tag on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, so when doing your planning or during your trip, here...
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Patagonia money-saving tricks

If you love hiking , trekking, or just getting out into nature, chances are Patagonia has a place on your travel list. But due to its isolation and how spread out everything is, it can also be a pretty expensive undertaking. Between flights, hotels, food, and activities, a trip to Patagonia can set you back a fair amount. We’re talking thousands of dollars. Luckily, there are plenty of ways to scrape and save both before and during your trip, putting South America’s final frontier at your finge...
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20 of the Best Places to Visit in South America

South America, that vast territory of huge peaks, impenetrable jungles and old civilizations, is the perfect destination for any adventure traveler. The Latin-flavored continent has virtually everything you could expect: vibrant cities, colonial towns, smoky volcanoes, impressive lakes, deep traditions and, above all, some of the friendliest people on earth. If you travel to South America on your own, you’ll see that the hospitality and kindness of its inhabitants is not a myth, but a reality. B...
Tags: Travel, Africa, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Patagonia, Peru, Venezuela, Rio De Janeiro, South America, Ecuador, Caribbean, Guyana, Buenos Aires, Machu Picchu


7 Surprising Reasons South America Is the Ultimate Winter Destination

Looking for a better way to spend your winter instead of staying inside all season long binge-watching Netflix? No offense to the binge-watchers out there—it certainly has its time and place! But after awhile, don’t you crave something a little more… adventurous? Sure, you could travel to the beaches of the Caribbean, along with every other coworker in your office. Who wants to lay out on a cramped beach or wait in a long line for a cocktail? Traveling just a little further south—south of the eq...
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Puerto Natales and Torres del Paine

Geo 51.7325 72.5051On Tuesday 26 of January I left El Calafate with the 830 AM bus and at 3 PM finally arrived to Puerto Natales. During this 630 hours bus drive I sat next to Maria from Hamburg whom I had met in the hostel where I had spent my f
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Torres del Paine

Geo 51.7325 72.5051The heavens smiled upon us. We hit Torres del Paine on a clear sunny day. These mountains are incredible. Ever since Tom and Tammy told us about their trip here I39ve wanted to see these but after a week of solid rain I didn
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The 10 Most Scenic Bike Routes In The World

For Architectural Digest, by Nick Mafi. Casual bikers love to go for a spin because the activity is a perfect blend of exercise and scenery. Added to this fact is that bike paths are typically away from busy streets, making the sport all the more serene. Yet, for those biking-enthusiasts who are not satisfied with simply hoping on their bicycle and zipping through their neighborhood or local parks, greater, and more difficult routes do exist for those who seek them. From the islands off of the c...
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The beauty of Patagonia

MOST people who know of the South American region, Patagonia, think of its wide-open spaces — jagged mountains, massive glaciers, seemingly endless expanses of fjords and open land. It can seem to be “way out there.” And it is — split between Argentina and Chile in the southernmost parts of South America. It has become a dream destination for many travelers.   [Sara was a guest of Cascadia Expediciones with accommodation provided by Ecocamp Patagonia. ]   1 H...
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Send us a tip about your travels in Chile and win a £200 hotel voucher

Tell us about a great bar in Santiago, a hotel in Concepción, an Andes hike or a boat trip to a remote island and you could win a £200 voucher from uk.hotels.comChile has so much to offer visitors: there’s the unearthly Atacama desert, spectacular Patagonia, fantastic skies for stargazing, excellent wine, rapidly evolving Santiago, and a host of hikes and trips to indigenous settlements. Whether you’ve climbed peaks in Torres del Paine or relaxed in a geothermal pool in Púcon, we want to hear ab...
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How to Plan an Extended Trip in South America

South America can appease any traveler, from the solo backpacker out on his or her first international trip after college, to the young, married couple looking for adventure before settling down, to the family looking to expose their youngsters to fascinating cultures, to the retirees wanting to get off the cruise circuit to see countries and cities unique to the rest of the world. This massive continent literally has it all. From the magical, mystical ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru, to the surr...
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Hike, Bike, Kayak, Patagonia – Win a 10 day trip for two to Chile

I recently finished reading The Loop by Bruce Poon tip, the founder of G Adventures. Before reading it, I thought G Adventures was just another tour company. The book showed me it had a much deeper mission and purpose. They strive to maintain the integrity of the travel experience – not rushing you from one iconic place to another – but allowing you to have an immersive adventurous experience in tune with the local communities. I’ve not experienced a G Adventures tour myself, but I have become a...
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