Category Archives: Argentina

Argentina + Chile: End of the Adventure

The end of the trip. Time to go home and see our desperately-missed families. In Ushuaia we met up with Nico and Denise, the couple from Austria that were to be the new owners of our truck and camper. SO MANY FEELINGS. While we were happy to have finished our trip, it was bittersweet to say goodbye to a vehicle that had safely and faithfully carried our small family 20,000 miles through two continents. We were also delighted for Nico

Argentina: Ushuaia and the End of the World

From Torres del Paine (Chile) we hit the road, spending a few very windy nights in Puerto Natales and continuing south towards Tierra del Fuego. I love that the Chileans have dubbed this lonely stretch of highway the “End of the World Road”. Fitting, yes? At Punta Delgada, we took the ferry across to Isla Grande Terra del Fuego. The route from Torres del Paine is mostly in Chile but dips into Argentina only after crossing the famed Strait of

Argentina: Glaciar Perito Moreno

After a glorious week outside of El Chalten, we drove a few hours south to El Calafate, the main entry point for most tourists in the area given that it boasts the region’s only airport. We pulled into town and like the classy people we are, set up came in the public park at the waterfront. My parents were slightly more conservative with their sleeping arrangements and checked into a hotel. The reason that we were in town was because of

Argentina: El Chalten

Argentina! El ultimo pais! The road from Chile was the same in Argentina: a dirt ribbon pockmarked with potholes and accompanied by endless miles of barbed wire fencing. The land, directly across the border from Parque Patagonia, was also spectacular. If you cross the border late in the day and are looking for a campsite, this little creek looked like a nice place to stop for the night. We spent two days driving from the border crossing at Paso Roballes down to