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The Hidden Patagonian Fjords by Ferry by jeff

Sailing down the protected waters of the southern Chilean coast in Patagonia is about a sublime experience as you can get in travel. You can see parts of the world practically inaccessible to humans. The Navimag company provides the service whose main role is to shuttle cargo between Puerto Montt and Puerto Natales and a […]

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Surf and Turf in the Chilean Patagonia by jeff

If you’ve followed me for any amount of time, you know that I love Patagonia and I love the Navimag ferry. Once you dock you have time to mill around on the deck and take in the scenery. Just off the shore of Puerto Montt (the city where you board the ferry) is a small […]

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Wrapping Up Patagonia in Chiloé and Valdivia by jeff

On Saturday, March 1, around noon I headed off to the pier to catch my ferry from Chaitén to Quellón on the island of Chiloé.  I had a final conversation with the family who owned  the home where I was staying.  We talked about Chilean life in southern Chile and how different it was to […]

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Getting Started on the Southern Patagonia Highway, aka, “La Carretera Austral” by jeff

On Friday, February 22, we got up, had a quick breakfast at the hostel and headed for the bus company.  We heard that that the bus across to Chile Chico, Chile left just after noon, so we hoped to still be able to get a ticket.  The ideal scenario for the day was cross the […]

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Cruising Through the Patagonian Islands and Fjords by jeff

I arrived in the city of Puerto Montt on Monday morning to begin my 5 week adventure through Chile (and, time permitting, a little of Bolivia).  I headed straight for the dock where I would leave on my cruise to check in with Navimag.  I handed in my backpack and had 4 hours to walk […]

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Patagonia Episodes by jeff

There are few places in the world that captures the imagination of the traveler than Patagonia. Encompassing the entire southern cone of South America including both Chile and Argentina, the Patagonian region includes the windswept eastern coast rolling towards the Andes in the west that separate Chile and Argentina to the islands and fjords that […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 31, 2013 Austin, Texas The Career Break Travel Show has made its premiere on The Venture Channel, a new global travel channel by ConvergTV. The Career Break Travel Show takes viewers on adventures around the world to reignite, reconnect, and rediscover their passion for life through travel. ¨This is the fulfillment […]

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Who’s Out There Now: Ted and Bethany by jeff

In this week’s ¨Who’s Out There Now¨ feature, we bring to you Ted and Bethany, a landscape architect and social worker who left it all behind just after the new year to see the world and capture their travels on their site, twoOregonians. As with many RTW travelers, I met them on Twitter and have […]

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Volunteering for the Bears of Romania by jeff

In a few weeks I’m off to Italy to speak at the Travel Bloggers Unite conference. One of the sponsors is Oyster Worldwide, a company that specializes in volunteer experiences for gappers and career breakers. They are giving away a trip to a blogger to go volunteer in Romania at a bear sanctuary. Who knew […]

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Options for Your Timeshare On Your Career Break by jeff

Back in 2000, I took a trip with a friend who had been invited up to Avon, Colorado to see a new project by Sheraton. Set at the base of Beaver Creek, Avon is a simple town. Of course, it’s hard to compete when your neighbors are Vail and Beaver Creek. Actually, Beaver Creek and […]

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