Readers of my blog, One Foot Out the Door, know my favorite travel mode is my own two feet. But there’s a certain kind of hike that I love more than any other: the circuit trek. Although I’ve enjoyed many out-and-back and one-way trails, there’s something uniquely satisfying about a complete loop.
Travel writer and world explorer Kevin Lynch takes us on a tour of Valparaiso, Chile's cultural capital, and one of the most colorful cities on earth. Ride the "elevator" up through its hilly patchwork quilt of neighborhoods, view avant-garde street art, dine on fresh locally caught king crab, and see why this UNESCO World Heritage City is perfect for urban adventurers.
Our photo of the week comes from MTS guests Nora and Bill Leeder, who just returned from our Machu Picchu Inn-to-Inn trek. Here they are enjoying themselves at beautiful Humanity Glacial Lake. In Nora's own words, "We had the best time & absolutely loved Peru! Thank you again & Mtn. Travel Sobek for making our trip fantastic in every way!"
Latin America Regional Specialist Tanya Rao just returned from our "Argentinian Patagonia: Hiking Glaciers and Exploring Lakes" trip with some great photos that we just had to share!
You'd expect to find camels in Morocco's dunes, the colorful fairs of India, and Asia's arid steppes. But in Patagonia? You bet! They may not look quite the same as those famed ships of Old World deserts, but members of the camel family are more common in the new world than you might suppose. From the llamas, alpacas and vicuñas of the Andes, to the playful guanacos that dot the grasslands of the Patagonian steppe, these camel cousins may lack the signature hump of their kin, but they are no less hardy.