Transit Highlights: Onboard the Pullman Bus

Pullman Bus Situations || We arrived at the bus station for our trip north, and approached the counter to have our ticket printed showing the man our confirmation code. He said […]

Valparaíso & Viña del Mar in 1 Day

Country Chile | Date May 26 | Accommodation Valparaíso day trip from Santiago My sister went to Valparaíso and Viña del Mar years ago and my mom didn’t want to do a ton […]

To Santiago We [Santia]Go

Country Chile | Dates May 23-27 | Accommodation Hotel Galerias | Note: This post is a “travel guide” about things to do in Santiago Chile I awoke at 4am for my flight to Santiago, […]

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, […]