By the Numbers

For each of our extended trips, we have posted a “by the numbers” blog entry, where we share various statistics from the trip – like how many flights we took, how much it all ended up costing, and much more. You can read about Asia by the Numbers (2012) and Europe By the Numbers (2012). … More By the Numbers

El Chalten & Trekking Our Hearts Out in Southern Patagonia

(Note: We visited El Chalten in February but just finished this entry) El Chalten is a small village in the middle of nowhere in southern Patagonia within the boundaries of the northern part of Glacier National Park. It has a permanent population of only 1,600 residents (though the number close to doubles during high tourist … More El Chalten & Trekking Our Hearts Out in Southern Patagonia

Mendoza Part 2: Red Wine and Produce-Chucking Beauty Queens

In our last post we talked about three different festivals in Mendoza, and we didn’t even get to the main event! Our major reason for visiting Mendoza was the wine harvest festival, known as the Vendimia. After the other festivals, instead of the city quieting down and going back to business, the parties and merriment … More Mendoza Part 2: Red Wine and Produce-Chucking Beauty Queens