Torres del Paine

DAY HIKES IN TORRES DEL PAINE

When visiting Torres del Paine most people hike either the popular W trek, the O circuit, or take a day tour on a bus through the park. At the time of our visit none of these options appealed to Mark or me....
Hotel Hain in Punta Arenas
4.2

HOTEL HAIN IN PUNTA ARENAS

On our second stay in Punta Arenas after returning from Torres del Paine, Mark and I stayed in Hotel Hain. This hotel featured beautiful wooden paneling, Selk'nam decorations, and used to be one of the...
Hostal Don Guillamo in Puerto Natales
4.2

HOSTAL DON GUILLERMO IN PUERTO NATALES

Since we were staying in Puerto Natales, Chile, for a while we decided to upgrade to a more comfortable hostel. So we moved to Hostal Don Guillermo and enjoyed the warm room, private shower, free WiFi, and...
Hostal Bellavista in Puerto Natales
3.6

HOSTAL BELLAVISTA IN PUERTO NATALES

Puerto Natales was the gateway to get into Torres del Paine so we booked just one night in this town before taking off to the park. Our night was spent at Hostal Bellavista, which provided us with gear such...
Patagonia B&B in Punta Arenas, Chile
4.4

PATAGONIA B&B IN PUNTA ARENAS

Unsure of what to expect on our first full day in Chile, we arrived in Punta Arenas glad to find that our accommodation was just what it promised online--a quiet atmosphere with the best view of the Magellan...
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BREATHTAKING TORRES DEL PAINE

The view from Mirador Las Torres is one of those that takes the breath away, like a welcomed punch in the gut as you crest the final rise — think Delicate Arch in Utah as you round the last corner on the...
Milford Sound, New Zealand.

JUCY MILFORD SOUND CRUISE TOUR

If you could only pick one place to go in New Zealand, where would it be? For us, we chose to go to the quaint mountain town of Queenstown on the South Island that is also known as the "adventure capital" of...
Sydney, Australia, at night

A LAYOVER IN SYDNEY

Crossing the ocean from Southeast Asia to South America seemed like the perfect excuse for us to make a quick stop in Australia on the way. We created a three-day stopover in Sydney, Australia, before our next...
The Sydney Opera House, Australia.

AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND PHOTO GALLERY

Our stops in Australia and New Zealand were no more than glorified layovers with just three days in Sydney and six in Queenstown. But we still managed to thoroughly enjoy ourselves and are already dreaming of...
Bungi Backpackers Hostel in Queenstown
3.9

BUNGI BACKPACKERS HOSTEL IN QUEENSTOWN

The closest thing we got to bungy jumping while in the "adventure capital" of New Zealand was staying at the Bungi Backpackers Hostel. The hostel provided a nice stay for us as we explored downtown and took a...
Jolly Swagman Backpackers in Sydney
4.0

JOLLY SWAGMAN BACKPACKERS HOSTEL IN SYDNEY

Our visit to Australia was more of a long layover in Sydney so we looked for a hostel that was close to downtown for us to easily visit in a short amount of time. Jolly Swagman Backpackers looked like a fun...
Sports 1 Hotel in Hue
4.7

SPORTS 1 HOTEL IN HUE

We chose to stay in Sports 1 Hotel in Hue, Vietnam, mainly because of it's cool name. The hotel itself has nothing to do with sports, but still provided a lovely, relaxing stay that we were looking for at the...