Patagonia Camp and True Confessions

Patagonia Camp is a rustic, sustainable, eco-friendly camp dedicated to helping guests experience all that their beautiful surroundings have to offer.  While there are definitely more luxurious options in the area, Patagonia Camp is unique in many different ways.  For one, it is set on a lake and surrounded by beautiful forested land that you can hike through.  Granted, most lodges are set in spectacular settings, but Patagonia Camp is on its own, which makes for a more intimate overall experience. Secondly, your accommodations are not the typical hotel rooms we are… Read More

Guanacos of Patagonia

Elegant animals with slender necks and long, beautiful eye lashes, Guanacos are a relative of the camel and llama, but in my opinion, so much more graceful.  They travel in female herds with one dominant male and their babies, affectionately called “chulengos.”  If the baby is male, however, he is only allowed to stay with the herd for about a year before he is kicked out, and forced to make it on his own.  Many die, but the ones who survive are strong, and often form herds of their own. We often… Read More

Santiago, Chile Photoblog

Our first stop on our three week anniversary adventure was Santiago, Chile, one of the most developed cities in South America.  In addition to fighting its way into the spotlight, it is a culturally rich city full of energy and world class chefs creating new and delicious Chilean and Peruvian specialties.  That was a huge surprise to us. But as much as we love exceptional food, we fell in love with the hearts of the Chilean people even more.  It’s hard to describe the thoughtfulness and care we encountered wherever we went. … Read More

Ritz Carlton Santiago, Chile

Welcome to Santiago and the luxurious Ritz Carlton.  This was our first stop and we stayed for four days.  The staff was excellent, always courteous, thoughtful, and helpful.  We loved the location of the hotel, as it was walking distance from great restaurants and shopping.  There was also public transportation (El Golf Metro) right outside, and taxis were plentiful, so the whole city was easily accessible. The lobby is charming, decorated in rich, warm traditional wood tones and a lovely marble floor. Adjacent to the lobby is a marvelous, sizable yet very… Read More

Torres del Paine, Patagonia

“For our honeymoon, we’d love to go to Patagonia!”  These were the words my clients shared a few years ago that first sparked my interest in the region.  Even as a travel agent for more than ten years at the time, I had absolutely no knowledge of Patagonia.  No one had ever requested this destination before, so I knew I had my work cut out for me.  I was excited albeit a little nervous! As  I researched, planned, and created an itinerary for this special couple, I realized I had stumbled upon… Read More