From Santiago to Valparaiso, Chile - Day Trip

From Santiago to Valparaiso, Chile - Day Trip

August 06, 2019 5 min read

  How to do a day trip to Valparaiso, Chile from Santiago I’ve wanted to go to Valparaiso since I started reading about Chile, but we were short on time because we planned to hike the W Trek in Patagonia. This is how we did a day trip to Valparaiso, what not to, dinner in…

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Patagonia and Easter Island in One Trip

Patagonia and Easter Island in One Trip

February 06, 2017 4 min read

My Experience Going to Chile and Easter Island in One Trip Going to Chile and Easter Island in one trip is doable in two weeks, but it is an intense two weeks. This is a trip you should probably try to rest-up before you go. Going to Chile and Easter Island in one trip isn’t…

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Biking Easter Island.  A story of sunburn, road rash and tears.

Biking Easter Island. A story of sunburn, road rash and tears.

February 02, 2017 4 min read

Dumb & Dumber Take Easter Island Biking Easter Island made me cry. People always think riding bikes on vacation will be fun.  They put this image on Cialis commercials to try to make us think riding bikes is sexy. This is always wrong. Don’t fall for it. My friend Chad I explored Easter Island for…

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Easter Island Cheap

How to Get to Easter Island Cheap

February 01, 2017 2 min read

How to Get to Easter Island Want to know how to get to Easter Island cheap? Here’s the thing, there’s only one way to get there from Santiago, Chile. It’s a direct flight on LAN Airlines (AKA Latam). Easter Island is also surprisingly remote.  It’s six hours away from the mainland of Chile. That being…

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W Trek

W Trek in Patagonia – Options, Costs, and Lessons Learned

January 29, 2017 9 min read

W Trek Trip Report Options Normally, I travel alone. But for this trip, I went with a group of friends from work. There are two options when it comes to hiking in Patagonia, self-guided or hiring a company to guide you. We hired a company. I thoroughly enjoyed it and found it worth every penny.…

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Pisco Sour – The Drink of Chile + Recipe

Pisco Sour – The Drink of Chile + Recipe

January 26, 2017 1 min read

Pisco Sour in Chile If you go to Chile, chances are you will most likely drink a Pisco sour. If you aren’t going, you should still try one! Pisco is made in the wine regions of Peru and Chile. It’s a distilled, fermented, grape-based liquor that to me, is nothing like wine. There seems to…

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Santiago to Puerto Natales – I am an incredibly graceful traveler.

Santiago to Puerto Natales – I am an incredibly graceful traveler.

January 24, 2017 2 min read

Santiago to Puerto Natales After getting off the plane and heading straight into a day trip around Valparaiso, I woke up the next morning to leave for Puerto Natales on our journey to do Patagonia’s W Trek. I may have overdone it. Today was a day of taxis, planes and busses to get from Santiago…

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Bathrooms in Chile

Bathrooms in Chile

January 21, 2017 1 min read

Bathrooms in Chile Be sure to warn your friends about bathrooms in Chile; they need to provide their own toilet paper. I can sometimes be a bit pig-headed.   I didn’t realize that information that I was taking for granted, was critical to my compatriots. My travel companions, who arrived in Chile several days before I…

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20,000 Miles in One Trip – Santiago – Patagonia – Easter Island

20,000 Miles in One Trip – Santiago – Patagonia – Easter Island

January 21, 2017 2 min read

20,000 Miles in One Trip I always think there is a pretty distinct difference between a vacation and a trip. 20,000 miles in one trip, is a trip. A vacation, I imagine, is when a sensible person who wants to relax rents a place on the beach, gets a tan and sips cocktails laced with…

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