Adventure Travel Blogging
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Probably the coolest aspect of my job, aside from traveling the world, is the opportunity to document my trips with photos and video. Luckily for me, I’m really into photography. When I was in college, I got started taking photos of skiing and snowboarding. Then I began packing my DSLR on all of my trips and I’m absolutely sure that submitting photos from my adventures helped me land my current job. Now photography and videography are a large part of what I do and magazines like AFAR have featured my work. This year I've been on two work trips and I've decided to share a bit about my gear for the budding photographers out there. My first trip was 3 weeks of adventures in Southeast Asia and the most recent trip was a 3 week trip to Chile to attend the Adventure Travel World Summit. The following photo won the adventure photo...
I often get questions from our travelers about the Blue Market Dollar Rate in Argentina and thought it would be a good idea to write about it for those trying to get the best bang for their buck so to speak while traveling in Argentina.
In Argentina there 3 official exchange rates:
1) The real estate rate (not important for travelers)
2) The Official bank exchange rate (around 1 USD to approx 9 Argentine Pesos)
3) The Blue Market rate (around 1 USD approx 14 ARS)
Travelers will of course only get the official rate at ATMs in Argentina and if they exchange money in the banks. The best way to take advantage of the Blue Market Rate is by bringing US cash ($20, $50 and/or $100 notes) and exchanging money at your hotels. Almost all hotels will gladly exchange your US cash at a much higher rate than what...
November 21@ 10:00 AM - The Savvy Traveler (Edmonds, WA) will be hosting a travel seminar on Exploring Chile presented by Wildland Adventures South America specialist Gretchen Traut.
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Amidst otherworldly landscapes, take a journey with Wildland Adventure's South America Program Director, Gretchen Traut, to Chile's most extreme regions. Follow along with her on her most recent adventure among salt lakes, hot springs, volcanoes and lush oasis in the highest and driest desert in the world- the Atacama. Continue south on your morning's adventure to one of the most spectacular hiking areas in the world where guanacos roam and condors soar in the heart of Patagonia along the famous W-Trek. Images and stories transport us to a land of crimson snow-capped volcanoes and mesmerizing geysers to undulating trails that contour past turquoise lakes, waterfalls and hanging glaciers. Learn how to seamlessly connect these two extreme regions of Chile...
This is the third Seattle Sombrero I have owned… I lost the first two (orange and red) over the years and now it is my new blue sombrero that travels with me everywhere I go…. From my short bike rides to the grocery store to my multiday trips around Costa Rica, this sombrero and I are inseparable. Here in Costa Rica we have a long rainy season, even though it rains for only one hour or two a day, this rainy weather can extend from May to November. This classic Outdoor Research Seattle Sombrero is a must have to protect yourself from light rain to serious tropical downpours, there is no way your head won’t stay dry with this Sea Somb!.
The hat comes in 4 sizes and 10 colors… I love all the fun color combinations Outdoor Research offers. Besides being waterproof, it is breathable and features brushed tricot interior...
February 28 @ 10:00 AM - The Savvy Traveler (Edmonds, WA) will be hosting a travel seminar on Argentina: Traversing El Cono Sur from Iguazu to Patagonia by Wildland Adventures' South America Program Director Gretchen Traut.
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Planning your first trip to the wine and tango capital of South America? Or maybe you've had a taste of Buenos Aires' vibrant culture and you want to now dive in for a deeper Argentine adventure? Argentina is a country as long as the United States is wide, encompassing a vast geographical span from tropical rainforests of Iguazu, a wildlife rich Atlantic coast, the high Andes of Salta, Mendoza and Bariloche, to wind-swept Patagonia and Tierra del Fuego. Having lived between Argentina and Seattle for nine years, South America Program Director, Gretchen Traut, will share experiences, tantalizing images and useful information how to combine all that Argentina offers with possibilities...