Month: May 2018

Patagonia: From Punta Arenas to Tierra del Fuego [Plus Penguins]

Country Chile | Dates May 21-23 | Accommodation Hospedaje Magallanes  I took the bus from Puerto Natales to Punta Arenas, where 2 unsavory characters with bristly facial hair sat behind me and […]

Patagonia: Torres del Paine…In My Butt

Disclaimer: Despite the name of this post, I quite enjoyed this National Park in Patagonia. What I didn’t enjoy were the many hours of sitting in a cramped bus on the […]

Purse, money, passport and other valuables secured for travel.

How to Secure Your Valuables While Traveling (On Person)

When traveling there is, of course, always a risk of being robbed. While this can happen anywhere (even in your hometown), it’s often of most concern when on the road. Some […]

Looking down at Puerto Natales Patagonia.

Patagonia: Puerto Natales & the Fruit Smuggling Incident

Country Chile | City PuertoNatales | Dates May 19-21 | Accommodation Puma House My Patagonia adventure continued to Chile, on the bus from El Calafete to Puerto Natales. It was about 5+ hours, through the […]

View from Capri Lake at El Chalten Patagonia

Patagonia: El Chaltan & Hiking Fitz Roy

See Related Patagonia Posts: El Calafate | Perito Moreno Glacier Patagonia [Full] Day 3: I opted to take the bus to El Chaltan for the day rather than schlep another […]

Bed with red pillows and no bed bugs in hostel room.

What To Do in the Event of a Bed Bug Scare

I am a germaphobe, and a bit of a hypochondriac. Bed bugs are on my list of “top 5 fears.” As a result, when I travel I am always vigilant. […]

Patagonia: El Calafate, Around the Town

See Related Patagonia Posts: Perito Moreno Glacier | El Chalten My first night I ventured into town, begrudgingly because I was freezing and exhausted. I went to the grocery store, […]

Patagonia: Glorious Glacier Perito Moreno

Country Argentina | Dates May 15 – 19 | Accommodation America del Sur Hostel I flew from Buenos Aires into El Calafate to start my Patagonia exploration. I arrived at night, taking the […]

Tips for saving money on food while traveling.

5 Tips For Keeping Food Costs Down on the Road

Of course, we all have our favorite foods, our preferences. That big bowl of oatmeal with fresh fruit we like every morning, the candy bar we secretly consume after dinner… […]

Punta Del Este’s Frightening Fingers

Country Uruguay | Dates May 11-13 | Accommodation F & F Hotel/Hostel We grabbed a cab to the bus station in del Diablo, mainly because we were going with a girl from our hostel […]