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My Travels

The journey to complete my 55 Places bucket list continues...October 16, 2009 at 8:19 am, I had my first glance of South America from my Delta Airlines window seat. I was happy and relaxed, because (lucky me) I didn't have anyone sitting next to me on the long overnight flight.

Well, after nearly 24 hours of traveling, I'm back home, safe and sound! The flights home were much less dramatic than the ones there, which is good, although my luggage is broken! But, at least it's here , so I'm thankful for that. :)I'll be posting some of my favorite

After a 12 hour drive across the Patagonian Steppe yesterday, the mountains of Argentina were a welcome sight. It was one heck of a monotonous drive, and at times, a confusing one, because no one spoke english except for one Italian couple from Palermo. In my mind, they will always

After 2 days of rainy, snowy grayness, I thought it was going to rain again today, my last day in Torres del Paine. I was absolutely convinced of it. One of my guides, Filipe, told me that the forecast was not looking good; he’s been here 8 years and knows

This morning started out a little rough… http://youtu.be/82t6gKNas40 But it actually ended up being a pretty decent day! We went to the Salto Grande waterfall and were able to see the Cuernos, or “horns," one of the park's icons. It’s snowing again, so I’m looking forward to a cozy evening in at

Key lessons learned today: 1.) Don't drink coffee before bed. I did, and the wind kept me up for hours. (When you have a 6:45 am call time, that's not the best thing that could happen.) 2.) Patagonia is FREAKING COLD! I mean, I knew this, but when you're actually here it's

Where in the world are you? I’m sitting in a yurt at the Patagonia Camp in Torres del Paine Chile. I just arrived last night, and it was quite a trip getting here! After 4 flights spanning nearly 24 hours, a night in uber-windy Punta Arenas (the “Southernmost City in

After so much planning (and packing!) I'm done and ready to leave for Chile and Argentina. Should be an adventure! Stay tuned for updates- I'll post as often as I can :)

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

Every evening, Italians from the largest cities to the smallest villages participate in the social event of the day, the passeggiata, or “Little Walk.” They wear their Sunday best, strolling sloooowly and savoring life; wanting to see and be seen. On a recent trip to Florence, Italy, I had a

THIS BLOG IS RE-POSTED FROM A TRAVEL CHANNEL STAFF CONTEST... WE WERE ASKED WHICH WORLD BEACH WE'D MOST WANTED TO BE STRANDED, AND THIS WAS MY RESPONSE! On which world beach would you most like to be stranded? I consider myself a bit of a “beach enthusiast,” and I’ve been lucky to

After 4 nights in beautiful Santa Monica, I got up really early on my birthday, Thursday February 12th, to head to Anaheim. With only one day in Disneyland, I wanted to get there as early as possible to see as much as I could with the little time I had.It's