Although we fell in love with the small towns throughout Patagonia, it had been a while since we visited an actual city that spoke to us. Then we arrived in Cali, Colombia.
In the warm, natural mineral water, the strain of traveling for months on end faded away to a dull memory. Dusty roads. Border crossings. The bus ride all but forgotten. And something about airports...
After 11 months of conversations with strangers about our travels, I've learned that people always want you to go where they've already been.
Antarctica is a hard act to follow, but we found a place in Chile that just might be a contender.
Fresh off the boat from Antarctica, there was still much for us to explore in the Patagonia region of Argentina and Chile.
The South Shetland Islands were our first Antarctic adventure off the ship, and we took off our clothes for an up close exploration of this icy destination.
Surrounded by mountains and glaciers and painted by magnificent sunsets every night, it was difficult to imagine a more spectacular landscape than we found in Ushuaia, Argentina.
Although Angela and I had thoroughly enjoyed winding our way through the Argentinian side streets and markets, Buenos Aires still feels like a giant city. And we were in need of quiet sidewalk cafés and a decided absence of car …
As usual, Mike picked the perfect hotel for us to explore the city on foot. We stayed at the delightful Hotel Eurobuilding and used that as our home base for a 10-miles-a-day walking tour of Buenos Aires.
There are many factors that go into choosing a travel destination. Weather, prices, activities, food ... it's a personal choice that can be as simple or complicated as you choose to make it. But safety is a priority for every …