San Carlos de Bariloche

In, February, I spent three weeks in San Carlos de Bariloche, a gorgeous mountain town in Argentina’s Lake District. Bariloche has an incredible amount of activities, all accessible from the city center: kayaking, SUP, hiking, backpacking, horseback riding, mountain biking, and more. Pro tip: it’s also famous for its chocolate and has incredible ice cream. If … More San Carlos de Bariloche

Move Over, Mama

Do you ever have those moments where you step outside yourself and realize how utterly bizarre you must look? I’m having one of those moments. I am filthy, with wild hair and sunburned skin, crouching low in the forest, brandishing an 8-foot long bamboo pole. What will either shed light on this situation or confirm … More Move Over, Mama

Sometimes You Do the Bushwhacking, Sometimes You Get Bushwhacked

November 1st They say life begins at the end of your comfort zone. I seem to have found one of the edges of my comfort zone. I am pressed up against the vertical face of a steep hillside, clinging to slippery moss, flailing around in an increasingly pathetic attempt to climb to the top. My … More Sometimes You Do the Bushwhacking, Sometimes You Get Bushwhacked

Wordless Wednesday: the [less iconic] Views of Torres del Paine

There are a few iconic views of Torres del Paine, Chile’s famous national park, that you see over and over again. So I decided to share some of the beautiful vistas I saw while hiking in the park that are not iconic, but breathtaking nonetheless. TRAVEL TIP: Traveling to Patagonia? Torres del Paine is pronounced … More Wordless Wednesday: the [less iconic] Views of Torres del Paine

Wordless Wednesday: Brecknock Peninsula

Alright, so I’m breaking the rules of “wordless Wednesday,” but I just have to write about this place. Only accessible from the water, defined by stark rocky outcrops and harsh winds… Brecknock Peninsula captivates me. Located near the west entrance to the Strait of Magellan, the peninsula is the westernmost projection of the Isla Grande de Tierra del … More Wordless Wednesday: Brecknock Peninsula

Supporting Science at Sea… with super cool t-shirts

Two of my deepest passions in life are science and sailing. As most of you know, when I went to South America this year, I stumbled upon an incredible opportunity to combine those two passions aboard the SRV Saoirse. I extended my time in South America by a few months in order to continue sailing … More Supporting Science at Sea… with super cool t-shirts