Five Things You Didn’t Know About the Galapagos

Five Things You Didn’t Know About the Galapagos

By Allie E. Almario If you’re intrigued by our most popular South America destination, the Galapagos Islands, here are five fascinating facts you should know about Darwin’s Enchanted Islands. Annual number of visitors – 270,000 as of 2019, compared to about 4 million people who...
Our Favorite Destinations in Argentina - Iguazu National Park

Our Favorite Destinations in Argentina

By Allie E. Almario Argentina is one of South America’s hottest cultural, culinary and wildlife destinations. And why not?  Here are some of our top highlights of this immense and diverse country. Tierra del Fuego Located in the southwest province of Tierra del Fuego, this...
Our Favorite Destinations in Chile

Our Favorite Destinations in Chile

By Allie E. Almario There are so many wonderful highlights to Chile. This long, narrow country (2,700 miles from tip to tip, just over 100 miles wide) offers an incredible variety of landscapes, but we have a handful of favorite destinations that we think offer tremendous...
Travel in Shoulder Season - Patagonia-Autumn - Road to Mount Fitz Roy

Three Reasons To Travel In The Shoulder Season

By Allie E. Almario If you’ve got a flexible schedule, consider choosing to travel when it’s NOT the most popular time of the year to go to your favorite destination.  First of all, let us define when exactly is shoulder season. Shoulder season traditionally refers to...

How To Plan Your Dream Trip To The Amazon

By Allie E. Almario A popular destination for adventure travelers is the Amazon rainforest, which occupies a huge swath of South America (nine countries) and offers some of the most exciting wildlife viewing opportunities in the world.  On a daily basis, you may find...
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Our Favorite Galapagos Visitor Sites Part 3

By Allie E. Almario What’s our favorite Galapagos visitor sites? Oh, there are so many scattered throughout the archipelago’s 13 major islands! But don’t worry, no matter what sailing itinerary you’re on, the Galapagos National Park has already done a terrific job of choosing the...
Cactus on Fernandina - Our Favorite Galapagos Visitor Sites Part 2

Our Favorite Galapagos Visitor Sites Part 2

By Allie E. Almario Our Galapagos expert Allie Almario, who’s traveled to these islands close to 20 times, admits to having a few personal favorite visitor sites. Of course, every visitor site is already hand-picked by the Galapagos National Park for its wildlife or landscape...
The Galapagos Islands Are Back

The Galapagos Islands Are Back!

By Allie E. Almario After six months in a tight lockdown due to COVID, the Galapagos Islands are back open and ready to welcome visitors. Flights to the Galapagos resumed in August 2020, and ships began to host a handful of intrepid travelers.  What did they find? An already...
Our Favorite Galapagos Visitor Sites

Our Favorite Galapagos Visitor Sites Part 1

By Allie E. Almario What’s our favorite Galapagos visitor sites? Oh, there are so many scattered throughout the archipelago’s 13 major islands! But don’t worry, no matter what sailing itinerary you’re on, the Galapagos National Park has already done a terrific job of choosing the...
Stargazing in the Atacama Desert

Stargazing In The Atacama Desert

By Allie E. Almario You’re probably already familiar with Chile, the skinny strip of land that is 2,700 miles long and 217 miles at its widest point. Chile is tucked between the Andes Mountains to the east and the Pacific to the west. Boasting the clearest skies on earth and...