Travel Patagonia – Puerto Natales, Chile

2Backpackers: Backpacking, Hiking & Adventure Travel Blog – Travel Patagonia – Puerto Natales, Chile Subscribe Now -> http://feeds.feedburner.com/TwoBackpackers Puerto natales 1 371 by Adriuu, on Flickr If you are planning to travel patagonia and visit Torres del Paine National Park in Chile, you will inevitably arrive to Puerto Natales.  Lying next to the cloudy turquoise glacier shores of Seno Ultima Esperanza, extreme wind conditions are common.  It’s a small town with most buildings only a single story with the main street clearly more developed and groomed than the…

Make 2017 The Year You Discover South America

From the quiet of the Patagonian Andes to the bombastic Carnival celebrations of Rio de Janeiro, a wide range of holiday experiences await you in South America. Whether you love nature, history, or culture, there are plenty of attractions that will make a trip here memorable for you and your travelling companions. While this continent can be easily explored by independently minded travellers, those who prefer to have tour groups take care of logistics also have plenty of choices…

Win a 10-Day Patagonia Adventure in Chile

Editor’s note: This contest is brought to you in partnership with LAN Airlines. Explorers have marveled at it. Adventurers think of it as a small (or pretty big, actually) slice of heaven. How will you react to Patagonia? Win this impressive sweepstakes, and you’ll have your answer. The lucky winner–and a guest–of our Hike, Bike, Kayak, Sip Chile…Patagonia Edition will spend 10 days in southern Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park. It promises to be the adventure of a lifetime. You’ll hike, bike, kayak and otherwise take in …

How to Travel Easter Island on a Tight Budget

On the second Wednesday of the month, Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes a guest column featuring tips and advice on solo female travel. It’s an important topic I can’t adequately cover, so I brought in an expert to share her advice for other solo female travelers! This article is applicable to everyone though! In the movie 180° South, a guy from California sets sail to Patagonia, has ship trouble along the way, and gets marooned on Easter Island. Oddly, it was that movie that inspired me to want to visit Easter Island. After…

A Guide to Santiago’s Historic Neighborhoods

When exploring Santiago, many people don’t know where to start as far as going to different neighborhoods. The city was actually founded in 1541, meaning that in the present day there are quite a few areas with historical ties and roots. In this guide to Santiago, I’ll be explaining some of my favorite neighborhoods…

3 easy day trips from Santiago, Chile

Many people fly into Santiago with the desire to see more of Chile than just the city. However, Chile is quite a long country (4,270 kilometers or 2,670 miles long, to be exact), so this tends to present problems for tourists who are short on time and want to see the extreme North or South of the country. Don’t worry, while Patagonia and San Pedro de Atacama may be difficult trips to fit into just a week…

10 Ways to Save Money in Argentina

Argentina is a notoriously expensive country. Years of economic mismanagement and economic depression has led to rampant inflation, a black market for currency, and high prices for just about everything.  I expected the worst. In a country that used to be a bargain, I had low expectations for “doing Argentina on a budget.” However, I was pleasantly surprised and found that, while expensive, Argentina still had plenty of opportunities to save money. Yes, …

Win a 9-Day Culinary Adventure in Chile

Chilean juice stand Editor’s Note: The following contest is brought to you in partnership with LAN Airlines. If you’re not a food lover and Chile-phile before this 9-day trip, you will be after it. Should you be fortunate enough to be the Grand Prize Winner of our Chile a la Carte Sweepstakes, you and a guest will take a trip your palates–and your spirits–will never forget. The trip begins with a flight to Santiago (on LAN, of course, where you’ll experience our award-winning in-flight service), and then a quick transfer to a…

North Face Co-Founder and Conservationist Doug Tompkins Dies in Kayaking Accident in Chile

Conservationist and The North Face co-founder Doug Tompkins in Patagonia; Photograph by James Q Martin Update: For more on the life and legacy of Doug Tompkins, read “How The North Face Founder Went From High School Dropout to Millionaire Conservationist.”  North Face co-founder and conservation luminary Doug Tompkins, 72, died yesterday in Coyhaique, Chile. He succumbed to hypothermia resulting from a kayaking accident that took place in Patagonia’s General Carrera Lake, a 200-kilometer body of water that straddles the border of Chile and Argentina …

Gazing Across The Skyline of Santiago, Chile

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What it’s really like to hike The W in Torres del Paine National Park.

I have been avoiding this post since I finished doing “The W”  way back in early February because since then I honestly had no clue how I was going to write about it. You know sometimes you experience things and you just don’t know how to share them with others? It’s an experience so profound that it changes you in…

Photo of the Moment: Wayward Llamas Near Chungara Lake, Chile

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On being recognized for the first time.

There I was taking a photo of I can’t even remember the name of this beach off the coast of the island of Chiloe, Chile. When suddenly someone asked “Are you Breakaway Backpacker?” I said “Umm yes.” & couldn’t stop smiling & laughing. —The photo I took right before I was asked.— She started laughing too & then…

A waterfall off the beaten path in Pucon, Chile.

They said, “only a few make it, but those that do are rewarded with the most amazing experience ever.” Bajajajaja just kidding no that’s not how this starts. This isn’t like The Beach, but I thought I sure was on the same adventure. When I arrived to the hostel the owner let us know all of the activities you can do while you’re in Pucon. Most of them are excursions and cost a lot of money. Knowing I came there …