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Salto Grande Waterfall ibn Torres del Paine in Patagonia Chile

The tour guide promised the trail to Salto Grande Waterfall in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park was easy. “Just a 20 minute walk,” he said. As a casual aside, he...

Lago Nordenskjold in Torres del Paine, Chile iridscent mountains and lakes in Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia Chile

What struck me most about Torres del Paine National Park in the Patagonian region of Chile were the colors. Depending upon the angle of the sun, the mountains of the Cordillera...

Guanaco surveys his domain from a hillside in Torres del Paine national Park in the Patagonian region of Chile

When my tour van entered Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonian Chile, our guide enlisted us as wildlife spotters. She ticked off some of the species we might see. The...

Waterfront in the town of Puerto Natales, gateway to Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia, Chile

The pretty little town of Puerto Natales is perhaps best known as the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park in the Patagonian region of Chile. But I discovered an intriguing...

Kevin and Sue McCarthy

This past weekend I was honored to be interviewed by Sue and Kevin McCarthy for their popular live radio show “Travel Planners.” The subject was Ecuador, and I discussed all four...

Backpacker, gap-packer, or flashpacker

Some people have itchy fingers. I have itchy travel feet. Since returning from my six-month round-the-world (RTW) trip in 2007 I’ve continued to travel in the U.S., staying on the road...