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Reflections from the Airport

Waiting for my connecting flight at the airport in Santiago, Chile, this is the first chance I’ve had to sit down alone and reflect on this amazing adventure. I think about how hard the last few weeks have been. I think about the life-long relationships I’ve made and the memories that I’ll take with me forever. I think about the …

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Tour Recipe: Valparaiso & Vina Del Mar

A tour is like soup. It isn’t just one component that makes the soup taste good but a mixture of the right ingredients that separates vegetable water from a traditional Chilean conger eel chowder (Caldillo Congrio). It’s the same thing with tourist tours. It takes a mixture of things to create a deliciously memorable and fun adventure. Just like tours …

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FOTO FRIDAY: Valparaiso & Vina del Mar

The beautiful, traditional city houses of Valparaiso, Chile.  This photo was taken during a day tour along the Chilean coast to Valparaiso and Vina del Mar. We stopped and tasted local Chilean wine, crashed the State of the Union Address and hung out at Pablo Neruda old pad. Check out all the travel photos from our tour to Valparaiso and …

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FOTO FRIDAY: Santiago’s Mercado Central

A proud Chilean fish monger shows off his daily specials at central market in Santiago, Chile. Check out all the photos from Santiago, Chile READ MORE ABOUT THE SANTIAGO PHOTOS: A Firm Handshake for Santiago, Chile Argentina to Chile through the Andes

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A Firm Handshake for Santiago, Chile

After the 7-hour bus ride through the Andes Mountains we are back in the USA. Well not exactly, but to me that’s what Santiago, Chile feels like. It’s clean, organized and has all the food chains and neon lights like the States. Santiago is a taste of home that makes my father feel comfortable and makes me appreciate the raw …