Wanderlust Wendy


El Chalten Mount Fitz Roy

Argentina is an incredible country, and we packed in as much to see as possible during our time here. I was never much drawn to wildlife sightings. Experiences like safari or whale watching were never of interest. Argentina changed all of that for me. My world has been opened, and our encounters with wildlife have granted me a newfound appreciation for nature. Perhaps everyone would care a lot more about … Read more

Day 1: Rental Pick-up & Overnight in Trelew From El Calafate, where we sighted the impressive glacier and the infamous Patagonia mountain range, we headed East to Trelew, where we begin another road trip to see penguins and other beautiful wildlife.  Learn Manual Shift Driving Before Arrival We picked up our rental car at Trelew airport. An Asian-American couple ahead of us was returning its vehicle. “I thought you said … Read more

Beagle Channel Boat Tour in Ushuaia, Patagonia Argentina

Day 1: Travel from Salta to Ushuaia We concluded our whirlwind road trip in Northern Argentina and headed South to explore Patagonia. The first stop was to Ushuaia, a city located at the furthest southern point of the world, and thus claims its “End of the World” title. Argentina is approximately 3,600km (2,300 miles) in length. Traveling from North to very Southern tip took us nearly 12 hours door-to-door. From … Read more

Northern Argentina Road Trip

After a few days of settling into Argentina in Buenos Aires, we flew up north to Salta to begin a whirlwind of a four-day Northern Argentina road trip. If we had more time, I would have doubled the length of this itinerary and spend two nights in each destination. Whenever possible, I try to spend more than one night at each place. The constant packing and unpacking get rather cumbersome, … Read more

La Boca in Buenos Aires, Argentina

On our full-time travel, we picked destinations based on our global set of friends and families. Xav’s brother lives in Uruguay, so we decided to escape winter and migrate down to the Southern hemisphere. We kicked off our three-month South America tour with a 4-day stay in Buenos Aires, visiting a good friend from grad school on her Foreign Service tour.  Accommodation We stayed with my friend in the Palermo … Read more