Posted by Caleb | August 9, 2016 I am not a photographer, heck I just went on a trip around the world without even carrying a camera.  However, as I get more connected to digital devices and social networks, my initial reaction to seeing something cool on this trip was to […]

Points High Trip – A to Z in pictures

Posted by Caleb | December 29, 2015 The Southern Patagonian Ice Field is the second largest ice field in the world, covering about 6,500 square meters in Argentina and Chile.  It is packed with massive glaciers and unemployed people who like to hike (there were tons of people that looked […]

Glacier Trekking Options in Patagonia

Posted by Beth | December 19, 2015 Here is a recap of our time in Chile, what we loved, what we didn’t and how many points and dollars we spent! Days in the country: 9 Cities visited: Santiago, Puerto Natales + Torres del Paine National Park Language: Spanish (most tourist locations […]

Country Recap and Travel Budget Review: Chile

Posted by Beth | December 12, 2015 One of the highlights, by far, of our South American adventure has been hiking the W-Trek in Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. It was a challenging but rewarding experience with the most stunning scenery we’ve ever seen. We weren’t able to […]

Hiking the W-Trek in Patagonia, Part 2: Route, budget and ...

Posted by Beth | December 11, 2015 Yesterday Caleb posted about our full trip packing list for our nine-month RTW trip. Today we’re moving into reviewing our time in Patagonia, featuring a two-part series on hiking the W-Trek. Today’s post specifically will focus on the camping gear, clothing and food we carried. The […]

Hiking the W-Trek in Patagonia, Part 1: Gear

Posted by Beth | December 5, 2015 In both Chile and Argentina travel by bus is the most popular mode of transportation. We had heard pretty good things about the buses in South America, and we’ve been quite impressed by all the options. Some of the actual rides have been far […]

Comparing South American Bus Rides

Our first destination on our RTW adventure was Santiago, Chile. We were admittedly a little naive about what to expect in Chile, and a big part of the reason we ended up there was because of award flight availability. We were so thankful we included Santiago on our itinerary and […]

How we spent two days touring Santiago for about $100

Posted by Caleb | November 8, 2015 Part of the fun of the this trip will be the general ignorance we are allowed to have as foreign tourists (we’re allowing it at least).  I am ok with not knowing exactly what is going on, but often times there are a […]

Three things I should have known before coming to Chile