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One Tough Hombre — Horseback riding & Campfire Mate with a Patagonian Gaucho

In my head, I called him the Chilean Marlboro Man. His name was Luis Cheuquel and he was a baqueano (cowboy) in this vast, untamed Patagonia landscape. We met him at the estancia (ranch) to go on a horseback ride up into the mountains. Luis – nicknamed Lucho — was finishing saddling the horses as […]

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My Top 12 Lifetime Travel Experiences

Recently I was musing on all the incredible things I’ve seen and people I’ve met around the world — and how many amazing things still await me, as the more I travel the longer that bucket list gets. Many of the fondest memories I have from my life have been when traveling, so I thought […]

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Chile: Life in the Atacama Desert

It is still dark when the Colque family makes its way up the volcano, climbing steadily in the early morning hours. The air is cool and arid here in the Atacama, the world’s highest and driest desert in the far northern reaches of Chile, along the Andes mountain range at the borders of Bolivia and […]

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