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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 I got...
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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 who instilled my...
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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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Guest — Jonathan Burnham
Staying a boutique accommodation in Patagonia would be such a great way to get the full experience from the region. I can't wait t... Read More
Monday, 03 December 2012 02:35
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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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Guest — Suzy Guese
Wow, that ice cave photo is really remarkable! The landscape of Patagonia sounds so varied that it has something for everyone. The... Read More
Sunday, 25 November 2012 09:27
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Breaking down the puzzle of Patagonia

The Patagonia travel season is just around the corner! If you plan to travel South during our Northern Hemisphere winter season, now is the time to get your trip plans in order if you haven't already done so.  Traveling to Patagonia or even beginning to research this fabled region of jagged peaks, windswept plains and massive glaciers can prove daunting.  Over the next few weeks, we'll be posting about the different regions within Patagonia, from Tierra del Fuego to the Valdes Peninsula to help you figure out what areas should be on the 'must visit' list for your next trip to southern Chile and Argentina. Up first, answers to two of the most frequent questions we receive; where is Patagonia and what is the best time to visit? Where is Patagonia? Patagonia is wild, windswept southern region of both Chile and Argentina that spans from the Pacific Ocean, over the Andes and to...
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Guest — Jonathan Burnham
Great post Kirsten! Patagonia is at the very top of my list of places I want to explore and after reading this I think I need to m... Read More
Saturday, 18 August 2012 04:25
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