Category Archive: South America

Penguin Colony on Isla Magdalena

Punta Arenas is the airport to fly into when reaching Torres del Paine and Patagonia. Before heading straight on to Puerto Natales and the park I’d highly recommend spending a day in Punta… Continue reading

Hiking Las Torres

While the entire Torres del Paine park is incredible, the most iconic section, and the part it’s named for, is the towers. Some attempt actually climbing the towers themselves, but the latest couple… Continue reading

Torres del Paine National Park bus tour

Originally we planned our trip to Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia in order to complete the W trek. This 4 day hike is the most popular attraction to the park… Continue reading

Final Expenses- Patagonia Chile

Trip Value: $5,254.41 Actual $ Cost to us: $719.32 Miles and points we spent: 253,760 Finally a trip that we came in under budget on! I was anticipating our costs for this one… Continue reading

Amazon Jungle Tour: Part III

Read about part I of our adventure here Read about part II of our adventure here The next morning we woke up to a new day. I was hopeful as one great thing… Continue reading

Amazon Jungle Tour: Part II

Read about part I here: Amazon Jungle Tour Part I After evacuating our original lodge location, we headed back out into the boats to go 30 minutes further down the river, deeper into… Continue reading

Amazon Jungle Tour: Part I

The Amazon jungle is something I have been fascinated with ever since childhood. I loved learning about all the larger than life plants, their dangers and uses, the poison arrow dart frogs, the… Continue reading

Belen- Iquitos, Peru. Not the typical tourist destination

Iquitos itself is not the nicest city to visit. And the Belen part is perhaps the most famous part of the city for its poverty. We had not originally planned on visiting it… Continue reading

ACOBIA-DWAZOO Manatee Rescue Center- Iquitos, Peru

When researching activities to do in Iquitos, there are really only a handful of suggestions that repeatedly come up. Our main reason for traveling to Iquitos was to use it as a launching… Continue reading

International First Class Flying- FREE

One of my least favorite aspects of travel is spending multiple hours cramped in a seat on a plane. They’re never the most comfortable and I have a tough time sleeping on them.… Continue reading