“Do you see the Paines?” I was currently on a guided tour of Torres del Paine in Chile, and my guide was pointing out the iconic triple-horned mountain of the park. It was bizarrely beautiful, the shark peaks draped in [...]
New Mexico may be the only state with an official question: “Red or green?”. This is in reference to chile sauce, the quintessential ingredient in New Mexican cuisine. In fact, green chile sauce in Albuquerque was recently voted the #1 [...]
When I backpacked South America, one country I found difficult to plan was Chile. While I had heard they had great wine, adventurous hikes and beautiful landscapes, I had no idea where to actually go and what to actually do. [...]
“They call this Death Valley because of all the people who don’t make it out alive,” our tour guide, Steve, whispered in a haunting voice. Staring at the enormous sand dunes and unworldly rock formations, I felt fearful of what [...]
When visiting the desert-town of San Pedro de Atacama in Chile, you’ll first notice the myriad tour companies taking up every other street corner. While you absolutely won’t be able to see everything yourself without a tour, there is a [...]
A brand new hostel in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, Hostal Mamatierra is a clean and spacious hostel that is perfect for backpackers on a budget.
Last Saturday, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden held their annual Chile Pepper Fiesta, a mix of music, dancing, beer, chocolate, and, best of all, chile peppers. Being a hot sauce junky myself, I was really excited for my quest around the [...]
California‘s Joshua Tree National Park is something from another planet, or at least that’s how it seems. In my mind, the park always had a cloak of mystery and sometimes even darkness wrapped around it, the very place where Charles [...]