Blue Ice, Patagonia

I never expected the blue. Living in a land where ice comes in shades of white and off-gray, the brilliant blues and violets of Glacier Grey were startling, invigorating, in the heart of Patagonia.

Patagonia, in perspective

At the edge of Lago Grey in Torres Del Paine National Park, Chile, the vastness of the landscape is highlighted by the size of hikers passing massive icebergs.

Last Moments of Wild

At Dos De Enero Ranch along the boundary of Torres Del Paine National Park in Chile, I witnessed the last moments of the fiery spirit of this wild stallion.

End of a Patagonian Adventure

After 14,000 miles and more logged on planes, buses, taxis, and vans, I’m pooped out. Patagonia was all I expected and more: I’d hike there again in a heartbeat.

In Patagonia

Serendipity touched my sendoff to Patagonia. In the lobby, Tim Cahill was also waiting for his adventure, and I listened to his advice on Patagonia over coffee.

More scenes of Santiago

Our trip to Pomaire was unexpectedly redirected to a walking tour in Santiago in the historic district of Santa Lucia, followed by unplanned shopping stops

Zanzibar en Chile

For my foodie friends, a lovely eve last night spent in a trendy restaurant district along the river. Our destination Zanzibar, offering “A World of Cuisines.”

Cerro Santa Lucia

Cerro Santa Lucia is a forested and steep hill in the middle of the city, where Santiago was founded in 1541. It is ringed with historical sites and public gardens.

Conference in Chile

Today has been spent immersed in my first SATW conference, with one of my favorite writers, Tim Cahill, as the keynote speaker at our convention in Santiago, Chile