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South America

  • True confession: I didn’t even know where Patagonia South America was when I first agreed to go on the trip. Then the shellshock of the 26-hour journey to get there set in – flights to Patagonia are not that flexible. Then, the fact that I was embarking on a solo travel trip to Patagonia Chile kicked in so be sure to read my article at on the Lonely Planet Chile page. But all that quickly…

  • The ultimate packing for Patagonia guide There’s one thing you should know about me. I don’t like cold weather. I mean, I abhor (and that’s a strong word) being cold. But when a destination calls that’s a bucket list experience, how could I say, “no?” So when the invite to visit Patagonia came, I began ferociously reading everything I could get my hands on about packing for Patagonia. One thing that was clear in everything…

  • As a grad student at Stanford in 1989, Argentinean Santiago Achaval discovered a passion that many college students experience – wine. And not just wines, fine wines. Weekend road trips to Napa and Sonoma bested his academic studies. Returning to his career in accounting in Argentina, he could not leave behind the thoughts of those exquisite wines he had tasted in California. Something in him told him that Argentina, with her soil composition and climate,…