Posts Tagged ‘Patagonia travel’

Written By: jeff

Posted On: December 13th, 2013

Last week I showed off a boat tour in Bariloche that you can take to explore the lakes  in the area.  One of the stops on the trip shows off this innocuous cabin in the woods. Does it look familiar? It might. Apparently Walt Disney traveled to Bariloche. Upon seeing this cabin, the locals claim [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: December 6th, 2013

Bariloche is a favorite spot in Argentina whether it’s in the summer or winter. Blessed with mountains and lakes, it’s an adventure lovers paradise. I spent a month here during my break skiing, one of my goals during my career break. On one of my days off, I took a long boat trip on the [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: November 8th, 2013

Sailing down the protected waters of the southern Chilean coast in Patagonia is about a sublime experience as you can get in travel. You can see parts of the world practically inaccessible to humans. The Navimag company provides the service whose main role is to shuttle cargo between Puerto Montt and Puerto Natales and a [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: September 27th, 2013

If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you know that I love Patagonia and I love the Navimag ferry. Once you dock you have time to mill around on the deck and take in the scenery. Just off the shore of Puerto Montt (the city where you board the ferry) is a small [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: September 13th, 2013

One of my goals on my career break was to learn how to ski. Given that I was going to spend a lot of time in Argentina, I headed to Bariloche to ski for about three weeks. I signed up for week-long lessons and then I was on my own. Almost every day for 3 [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: July 24th, 2011

career break, career break travel, career break advice, travel the world, Chile travel, Patagonia travel, Chiloe

On Saturday, March 1, around noon I headed off to the pier to catch my ferry from Chaitén to Quellón on the island of Chiloé.  I had a final conversation with the family who owned  the home where I was staying.  We talked about Chilean life in southern Chile and how different it was to [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: July 17th, 2011

career break, career break travel, career break advice, travel the world, Chile travel, Patagonia travel, Carretera Austral

On Monday morning after saying a quick goodbye to Matt, I went into town to have a quick breakfast and find a car to drive.  I quickly hit a roadblock as all the agencies seemed to be out of cars.  Furthermore, the prices were even more outlandish than I had originally heard.  I started doubting [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: July 10th, 2011

On Friday, February 22, we got up, had a quick breakfast at the hostel and headed for the bus company.  We heard that that the bus across to Chile Chico, Chile left just after noon, so we hoped to still be able to get a ticket.  The ideal scenario for the day was cross the [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: July 3rd, 2011

career break, career break travel, career break advice, travel the world, Argentina travel, Patagonia travel, Perito Moreno glacier, El Chalten

On Saturday, February 16th, I said goodbye to Puerto Natales and temporarily, Chile.  I boarded the bus for El Calafate, Argentina, site of one of the most impressive glaciers around.  After a more than 6 hour bus ride, I arrived at the bus station to find my friend Matt waiting.  After dumping my bags at [...]

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Written By: jeff

Posted On: June 26th, 2011

career break, career break travel, career break advice, travel the world, Chile travel, Patagonia travel, Puerto Natales, Punta Arenas

On Monday, February 11th, we slept in after our long night getting the car back from the Torres Del Paine park.  After over a week on the boat and the trip through the park, we had tons of laundry to do and all just needed a day’s break.  So, we all hung out around Puerto [...]

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