Patagonia Road Trip 2: The Chilean midst
Marble caves, Rio Tranquilo

Patagonia Road Trip 2: The Chilean midst

This post reviews the second part of our trip, one of colorful canyons, alpine ridgelines, marbled caves, tough roads and endlessly sublime scenery. The overall journey through this gorgeous mountain landscape and desert pampas began…

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Patagonia Road Trip 1: The North
Hanging glacier from above, Queulat

Patagonia Road Trip 1: The North

This post reviews the first part of our Patagonian trip, with its islands, ferries, volcanoes, glaciers and more. The overall journey through this gorgeous mountain landscape and desert pampas began at Puerto Montt, Chile, and…

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Welsh, whales and Titanosaurs in Argentina
Rocky plateau near Puerto Pyramides, Valdes

Welsh, whales and Titanosaurs in Argentina

THE WELSH Our final visit to Argentina ranged from the natural to the historical to the prehistoric. As for historical, in the mid-19th century Argentina welcomed immigrants to populate and ranch the northern Patagonian coast.…

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A Point in Time – Easter Island
Stargazers, the quarry

A Point in Time – Easter Island

In brief: Though once created by volcanic forces, riven by human passions and greed, Easter Island now offers a stunning historical legacy and a Pacific charm. Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, or Isla de Pascua,…

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High and salty at Atacama
Alteplanico

High and salty at Atacama

Three mountain ranges come together in Chile at the Atacama desert, near the northern border with Argentina and Bolivia (with its Uyuni salt flats). Their meeting has created some extraordinary terrain amid the volcanoes -…

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