So, you’ve decided to take on Chile’s vicious snowy beast, Villarrica Volcano? Well, good for you! It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it. I’m sure you’ve done your research and maybe even already selected a tour agency, but there are a few things you really should know before you go! For starters, if you didn’t know already, “Volcán Villarrica” or Volcano Villarrica is one of
While still not quite as popular as the Patagonia region way in the south of Chile, other southern Chilean cities like Pucón, Valdivia and Puerto Varas and the island of Chiloe, are becoming more and more known to travelers around the world. These desirable destinations are pretty remote and may not be the easiest to get to, but they’re definitely worth the effort. With picturesque lakes, snow-capped
Another week, another glacier! 😛 This week though, I won’t be covering a glacier down near the infamous ice fields of Patagonia, but rather one right outside of my beloved Santiago! The hike to Glacier Colgante El Morado, also known as the “Hidden Glacier,” in Cajón del Maipo has definitely been one of my favorites to date! It’s not too far outside of metropolitan Santiago, but
The Perito Moreno Glacier in Argentine Patagonia near El Calafate is hands down one of most incredible things I’ve ever seen. Before arriving, I had seen many pictures of the massive ice formation and had even heard of its magnificence, but none of it prepared me. Nothing but seeing this glacier for myself, up close and personal did it any justice. It’s downright shocking to see up close.
I have this thing with skylines. Yes, I’ve always had a love for city skylines. How could I not having grown up just two short hours from the world’s most famed skyline in New York? The thing is, Santiago’s skyline is unlike any other I’ve seen. This past year in Santiago I was extremely lucky to live in an apartment with an incredible view. Our
After seeing all of my girl Marcella’s stunning pictures of her hike at Cerro La Campana, it immediately soared to the top of my Santiago bucket list. With only a few weekends left in Chile (I seriously can’t believe how fast time flies) it was one activity I didn’t want to let sit and go undone. And so I rallied my hiking buddies and 3 weeks ago we
Finally! It’s about time I got around to writing about Cartagena! I’ve already had a bunch of people message and e-mail me asking for Colombia recommendations, so this week I forced myself to sit down and organize my thoughts into a post. Unfortunately my trip to Colombia only allowed for 3 days in Cartagena, but I’d like to think I made the most of it!
Before going to Colombia, I received tons of rave reviews from other travelers. Everyone attested to the fact that Colombia was a captivating country full of colorful culture, welcoming people and incredible history. All who had visited Colombia had completely fallen in love. Actually, out of all the travelers I talked to, Colombia was most people’s favorite stop in all of South America. BUT, the
I fell hopelessly head over heels in love with Medellín. In just one day, the city had me smitten. Yeah.. I know .. I seem to say that an awful lot. But seriously, Medellín is special. It’s one of those places that I immediately felt a draw to. One of those cities I felt a need to further explore. One where I immediately knew- one
When traveling solo, so much of your experience depends on who you meet and where you stay. For me, the two go hand in hand and are two major factors that will determine the success of your trip. I recently returned from a weeklong solo trip in Colombia, and absolutely fell in love with the city of Medellín. I had the time of my life,