Visiting Perito Moreno Glacier: One of Nature’s Wonders

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Glaciers, there is just something about them. Visiting Perito Moreno Glacier in Los Glaciares National Park is truly awe inspiring. Located in the Santa Cruz Province of Argentina it is one of the biggest glaciers in the world and the most visited tourist attraction of Argentinean Patagonia. It is located about 30 miles (50 kilometers) outside of El Calafate. Buses run to the park daily from the town so it is easy to get there (as opposed to some glaciers … Read More

Dulce de Leche Creme Caramel Dessert

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If you like caramel, then you will love dulce de leche! It’s exponentially better than caramel and you will find this sweet treat throughout Patagonia. Our recipe for Dulce de Leche Creme Caramel Dessert puts a South American spin on the classic creme caramel dessert. After all of that magnificent hiking at Torres Del Paine, you deserve some of life’s pleasures. Dulce de leche is a traditional Argentinian dessert enjoyed across South and Central America. Just what you need after … Read More

Torres Del Paine Hike: Conquering the ‘W’ Trek

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There are a lot of options for hiking in the Torres Del Paine National Park. The first one that comes to mind as the ultimate Torres Del Paine hike is the ‘W’ Trek. Considered one of the best hikes in Patagonia and definitely one of the most popular, the ‘W’ is a four-day, four-night, 65-kilometer hike, shaped roughly like a W – hence the name. We had the pleasure of hiking the ‘W’ and it is hands-down, one of the … Read More

Entering Torres Del Paine National Park via Rio Serrano

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Torres Del Paine National Park Torres del Paine National Park, in Chile, is one of the most visited parts of Patagonia. And having been there you can see why. It is stunning. The wildlife is spectacular including condors and guanacos. The hiking is well marked and plentiful, allowing you to explore even the furthest reaches of the park. When I began researching this portion of the trip, I must say I was confused. It was very difficult to find clear … Read More

Chiloe and Patagonia Roast Lamb with Chimichurri Sauce

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Colorful palifitos, pit-cooked curanto, fabulous eco-accommodation, hiking, paddling and delightful meals overlooking the sea. Sound good? We are in Chiloe, an island off the coast of Patagonian Chile, not too far from the town of Puerto Montt. Join us to discover the highlights of Chiloe and Patagonia Roast Lamb with Chimichurri Sauce, an easy recipe celebrating the flavors of Patagonia.   Relaxed, lovely scenery, unique, over-water houses built on stilts (palifitos) and the opportunity to try curanto a unique method … Read More

Visiting Puerto Varas Chile- Lakes, Volcanos and More

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Puerto Varas Puerto Varas is a little slice of gourmet food, European influence and fantastic scenery tucked away in the Lakes & Volcano District of Chile. In the most Northern section of Patagonia it is a good place to start a Patagonian itinerary. Located along Lake Llanquihué, Chile’s second largest lake, with the snow-capped Osorno Volcano, Mt. Calbuco and Mt. Tronador all visible, Puerto Varas has a reputation as one of Chile’s most picturesque towns. Puerto Varas is 12 miles … Read More

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