Travel blogger back in action!
After nearly a year of silence, I am returning to my travel blog to keep up with the busy months of travel that await. As a high school teacher this year, I found my time tied up in grading essays and creating PowerPoints, but, now that I am officially unemployed, I have no other commitments to keep me from writing. So begins a summer of new adventures!
Well, technically I have just returned from my first trip: a whirlwind tour of Argentina with my mom, dad, and sister Allison. In 13 days we hit up Santiago and Algarrobo in Chile and Buenos Aires, Bariloche, Mendoza, and Iguazú in Argentina. Whenever I travel with my parents, I never fail to be amazed at their resilience and take-on-anything attitude. We went zip-lining and rafting in Mendoza, took a boat under a waterfall at Iguazú, and biked up a small mountain in Bariloche. Incredible.
But now I am setting out on my own adventures, from Patagonia to the Galapagos Islands! For those of you interested in following along, I am including my itinerary below. Best wishes to you all! Check back for my next blog update!
Summer Travel Plans
Jan 3 - Jan 13: Argentina Trip with Family (Mendoza, Bariloche, Iguazú, Buenos Aires)
Jan 13 - Jan 18: Rest in Santiago
Jan 18 - Jan 23: Travel alone in Lake District (Pucón, Valdivia, Puerto Montt)
Jan 24 - Feb 3: Travel with Vale in Chilean Patagonia (Trek the ¨W¨ in Torres del Paine, Punta Arenas, Puerto Natales, Penguin Island)
Feb 3 - Feb 14: Travel with Aislinn and Emily in Argentinean Patagonia (Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, El Calafate, Chaltén)
Feb 15 - Feb 16: Travel back to Santiago, Chile
Feb 16 - Feb 29: Rest in Santiago
Feb 29 - March 20: Travel with Rubén to Ecuador (Quito, Galapagos Islands)
March 20 - March 27: Travel alone to Colombia (Cartegena, Tayrona National Park)
March 27 - April 5: Rest in Santiago
April 5: Flight home to Chicago!