When Tim and I flew to Argentina's Patagonia region a few weeks ago, I saw on my Facebook memories that exactly 5 years prior, we had arrived in Chilean Patagonia to embark on an epic multiday hike through Torres del Paine National Park. We didn't know at the time how much we'd fall in love … Continue reading Back to Patagonia
New Zealand's South Island is the country's most popular one with tourists, and for good reason. It offers scenic fjords, epic glaciers, dramatic mountains, and all the bungee jumping you can stomach. Since it's a relatively small island, you can easily travel throughout and visit all the major points of interest in about two weeks. … Continue reading Perfect Road Trip Itinerary on New Zealand’s South Island
Is the Franz Josef Glacier Helihike Worth it? This was the very question Tim and I wrangled with in advance of arriving in Franz Josef. We had budgeted for the steep price tag ($459 NZD per person) but still weren't sure if we really wanted to spend it or save it. Neither of us grew … Continue reading Is Helihiking Franz Josef Glacier Worth It?
Itinerary: December 26 - Flight Baltimore, MD to Reykjavik December 27-28 - Exploring Reykjavik December 29-30 - Golden Circle December 31 - Ice Cave and Glacier Hike January 1 - Flight Reykjavik to Baltimore Dates: December 26 - January 2 Our Odyssey: All I can say to begin describing the rest of our trip is … Continue reading Our Icelandic Saga – pt 3
Itinerary: Day 1: Fly from Chicago to Stockholm Day 1/2: Fly Stockholm to Longyearbyen Days 3-5: Exploring Longyearbyen Days 6-15: Quark Cruise: Day 1: Longyearbyen Day 2: Smeerenburgfjorden Day 3: Liefdefjord, Worsleyneset and Moffen Day 4: Hinlopenstretet and Alkefjellet Day 5: Chermsideoya Day 6: Fjortende Julibukta and Blomstrandhalvoya Day 7: Bourbanhamna and Camp Miller Day … Continue reading Arctic Introduction – 3 Days in Longyearbyen
1. Los Torres del Paine, our reward on our first day of hiking. 2. View from the French Valley. 3. Grey glacier- the person standing on top of the rock helps give some perspective to its size! 4. Broken pieces of glacier floating up to the shore, with the glacier in the background.