The Backpacking Trails: 5 Routes for Traveling Around the World

Since the 1970s, travelers and backpackers have used guidebooks, like Lonely Planet and Frommers, as their maps and mentors for exploring the world – filled with itineraries, cities, histories, and stories that incited backpacking around the globe and dictated the most popular destinations. The Banana Pancake Trail | The Gringo Trail | The Balkan Walk … Read more

The Micro Backpacking Trails

The “micro trails” allow us to squeeze backpacking style adventures, with the sights, the experiences, and the connections, into our precious two weeks a year by picking strategic destinations dense with exposure to the world, packed tightly to shorten transit times, and with the same excellent travel infrastructure. If you have limited time to travel … Read more

Las Grietas Galapagos: A Guide to Swimming in a Volcanic Crack

“Las Grietas Galapagos” or “the Cracks of Galapagos” are a quick, fun, and refreshing day trip into a refreshingly cool and blue crack in the earth. One of the many amazing, free things to do on Galapagos, Las Grietas is a perfect way to spend a couple hours in the morning and afternoon on your … Read more

A Complete Galapagos Packing List: Essential items, info, and tips

The Galapagos Islands is a bucket list destination for most adventurous travelers.  When the time finally arises to walk among animals in a place where time stands still, you want to be ready – this includes have all of the right gear for your Galapagos Packing List. Having the right gear to stay dry, warm, … Read more

Things to Do in Santa Cruz, Galapagos – An Ultimate Guide: Snorkeling, Day Trips, and More

Why Isla Santa Cruz, Galapagos? Why Go: Numerous things to do in Santa Cruz, Galapagos make it the perfect for one stop, budget tour of the Galapagos Islands. Decent accommodations, ample food and grocery options, robust tours, and easy access from the mainland make most quintessential Galapagos experiences possible without leaving the island (aside from the … Read more

The Ultimate Guide to Camping El Chalten: Free Campsites, Trails, and More

Patagonia – vast, beautiful, legendary.  This epic land is filled with countless trails & vistas worth traveling half a world away to see. While you’re exploring Argentine Patagonia, camping El Chalten and trekking the surrounding Parque Nacional Los Glaciares should be on your bucket list.  It’s a cheap, easy, and beautiful experience. This tiny mountain … Read more

The Essential El Chalten Trekking and Hiking Guide

El Chalten – A tiny mountain town nestled in a beautiful corner of Argentine Patagonia.  Whether you’re looking for pleasant day hikes and comfy mattress at night, ormulti-day treks with camping under the stars, the El Chalten trekking and hiking options definitely offer your flavor and style of outdoor adventure. Unfortunately, with all of these … Read more

The Essential Patagonia and Torres del Paine Packing List

Patagonia and Torres del Paine Packing List

Patagonia and Torres del Paine offer some of the most magnificent landscapes and views on the planet.  Lucky for you, you’ll have to take on a few days of trekking in the wild, natural solitude to reach them.  Those few days of hiking and sleeping under the stars can be some of the coziest, warmest, … Read more

The Ultimate Torres del Paine O Circuit Guide [2019-2020]

The Torres del Paine O Circuit trek is the ultimate trek in Torres del Paine National Park, one of the most amazing ranges of land in Patagonia.  The O circuit improves on the 5 day W Trek by adding 4 more days of trekking through the more remote and less trafficked “backside” of Torres del … Read more

The Torres del Paine W Trek – A Complete Guide

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Torres del Paine is one of the highlights of Patagonia and the most trafficked national parks in South America for good reason.  I’ve visited twice – once for the Torres del Paine W trek and a second time for the circuit trek – and loved both experiences immensely. If you need an adventure, the unmatched … Read more