30 Sep Next stop…. Chile and Argentina!
As some of you may have heard, after just coming shy of the China and Scotland trips, I’ve finally been selected to take a trip through one of Travel Channel’s employee competitions! In mid-October, I’ll be heading to Patagonia in Chile and Argentina for a 10-day adventure. Travel Channel will be sponsoring the majority of the Chilean portion, where I’ll kayak in crystal clear glacier lakes and seek out penguins, then I’ll be heading to Argentina to Tierra del Fuego and Ushuaia, the southernmost city at the “end of the world”.
In Chile, I am so fortunate to be able to stay at the Patagonia Camp, a yurt camp. Don’t get too scared by the concept of me staying alone in the wilderness in a yurt… this is the highest end camping you can get, with all-inclusive regional food, endless Chilean wine and nice accommodations. Here’s a picture of the inside of the yurt, so you get the idea.
What’s even better about the Patagonia Camp (especially since I will actually be working while I’m there, blogging, taking pictures and filming for Travel Channel’s short-form content department) is that they have daily excursions into the Torres del Paine national park to see the waterfalls, glaciers and “towers” that give the park it’s name. It will be really nice not having to coordinate all of the logistics so I can really focus on what I’ve come there to do.
Needless to say, I’m very excited to have this opportunity and you will be hearing all about it while I’m there, as I think I’ll have wireless internet everywhere… even at the end of the world.