Visiting Buenos Aires – A Photo Journey Through Argentina’s Capital City

Colorful La Boca neighborhood must be included on any list of things to do in Buenos Aires

There is so much to see in Buenos Aires that it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Visiting Buenos Aires must be done slowly. It must be savored, neighborhood by neighborhood. I could write an epistle about everything I did in this most European of South American cities but sometimes, as they say, a picture is worth … Read more

VIDEO: Giant Chunk of Ice Calves Off Face of the Perito Moreno Glacier in El Calafate, Argentina

Perito Moreno glacier in El Calafate, Argentina, provides one of the best opportunities in the world to witness glaciers calving

I debated whether or not I wanted to skip seeing Perito Moreno Glacier in El Calafate, Argentina. After all, I’d just returned from Antarctica, where I’d seen dozens of glaciers. However, I hadn’t see any glaciers calving, and I desperately wanted to see a giant chunk of ice fall off the face of a glacier. … Read more

Torres del Paine National Park in Chile – One of the World’s Beautiful Places

Las Torres (the towers or pinnacles), are perhaps the best known formation within the park. Although they are best seen at the end of difficult treks, I was delighted that they were also easily viewable on a guided day tour

Torres del Paine National Park in Chile is one of the world’s beautiful places. The centerpiece of the park is a branch of the Andes mountain range known as the Cordillera del Paine. Located in the southern Patagonian region of the country, the park’s magnificent scenery includes lakes ranging from ultramarine blue to brilliant turquoise, … Read more

Is it Safe to Travel to Santiago, Chile? Police and Demonstrators Continue to Battle

Is it safe to visit Santiago - protests continue, with this monument in Plaza Italia serving as the focal point day and night

Pop-pop-pop-pop!! I was staying in a guest house less than two blocks away from Plaza Italia, the epicenter of political protests that happen most evenings in Santiago, Chile. Sirens had been screaming up and down the avenue outside my window for more than an hour when the first four shots rang out. The screams of … Read more