Adventure Travel Blogging

2012 Inspirations

  It has been an amazing year here at Wildland Adventures as we wrap up our 25th year of sharing amazing adventures around the globe with our extraordinary guests. Here are some of our personal inspirations from 2012. Kirsten Guiding with my partner in Patagonia was the realization of a dream; working in the beautiful outdoors with the person I love and helping others discover and challenge themselves on our adventure. I'm very thankful to have been given that opportunity. Jeff At 97 years of age my grandfather (a mentor, worldly adventurer and pioneer in cardiac surgery) passed away unexpectedly while I was exploring Bali this year with my wife and our Wildland Adventures guide. At 50 years old our guide Katut turned out to be deep into his studies of Balinese Hinduism and actively pursuing the path towards spiritual enlightenment. Winding through the back roads of Bali I shared with...
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Far From The End

If you are reading this chances are the world didn't end today! But it did provide a chance to poke fun at all this end of the world junk. These are a few of my favorites I've seen. We also had some fun with this at Wildland and ran a survey asking people where they would go if the world was really going to end. And the winner goes to....... a  safari in Africa  was the overwhelming favorite, with trekking in Patagonia coming in second and seeing tigers in India sneaking into third place. Now with all this rubbish out of the way, it's a good time to start planning for the future. Even though all of this end of the world stuff was pretty ridiculous, it does get you thinking that life is too short and who knows... maybe a fiery asteroid might just come hurtling at earth one day. When...
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Hiking in Patagonia - End of the World

I got asked where would I go if the world was really coming to an end December 21, 2012.   This could possibly be the toughest question to ask someone whose passion is  adventure travel . I pondered between choosing somewhere new or returning to a place that I love for a while and I have to give in to my desire for exploration and go somewhere new. If it was truly the end of the world I would go hiking in Patagonia . I’ve spent my whole life dreaming about it, so why not take advantage of my last chance to see it. I would go because I love the mountains and Patagonia has some of the most gorgeous ones you can find. To see and climb Cordillera del Paine in Torres del Paine National Park would be quite the way to go out. I would want to bring my Dad...
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Enjoy Your Room With More Than A View

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We just received a review from a guest recently returning from their custom Wildland Adventure in Patagonia. They couldn't get into the luxury Eolo Lodge by the time they planned their trip so we set them up at the all-inclusive Alta Vista, another one of our favorites near the Moreno Glacier in Argentina. She made the observation that they wish they had more time to enjoy Alta Vista..."it's expensive and it's beautiful, we wanted to experience it more." Hosteria Alta Vista is a small, authentic home and working estancia between Calafate and Los Glaciares National Park for your Patagonia vacation. This seven-room hosteriía was built by Yugoslav pioneers in 1920 as part of Estancia Anita, the area's largest working sheep farm. Its secluded setting in the Patagonian steppe is only 22 miles from El Calafate and a short drive to the spectacular Moreno Glacier. Like many of the estancias and boutique Argentine hosterias...
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The Puzzle of Patagonia Part II: Donde Ir?

Back in August I set out with the best intentions to compile a series of blog posts to share my first-hand knowledge of the vast region known simply as Patagonia and help educate you, dear readers, on where and when to spend your time in this most fabled swath of South America. Between planning custom trips, developing new programs in Brazil and Colombia (coming soon!), embarking on a few jaunts myself and readying for winter relocation to Breckenridge, CO, I got a tad sidetracked. Without further ado, here is part II of our Patagonia Puzzle series, which delves into the highlights of three of the most popular destinations in the region; Torres del Paine National Park in Chile and El Calafate & El Chalten in Argentina, located at opposite ends of Los Glacieres National Park. Two questions that I hear from potential travelers time and again are "What is the difference...
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