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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 GarethMy name is Gareth Leonard, a Marketing Director turned World Traveler with a … Continued

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 … Continued

Argentina to Chile through the Andes

From Mendoza, Argentina we took a 7 hour bus ride into Santiago, Chile via CATA International. The bus systems here in Argentina, like trains in Europe, are the more affordable alternative to airplane travel. There are tons of bus companies who run all over Argentina and South America that provide a safe and reliable service. We … Continued

DAKAR 2010: Argentina & Chile

Right before the New Years festivities I was running down towards the Parks of Palermo and I noticed a huge event going on. There were hundreds of people lined up along a blocked off street watching all these parked rally cars, trucks and motorcycles. Except for an annual trip to Charlotte, NC with my best friends for … Continued

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