Parting Shots: Travel to Antarctica

Travel to Antarctica

Travel to Antarctica can be challenging. Known as the white continent, this incredibly vast wilderness is uninhabited by humans and only visited by a handful of the most adventurous individuals. Knowmad travelers Katy and Brady Shannon were up for both the challenge and the adventure!

How To Edit Your Travel Photos On The Go With PicsArt Photo Editor

PicsArt + Knowmad Adventures Photo Editor Travel

My most recent adventure took me to four different areas in Chile where I not only enjoyed outstanding food and excursions but found time to take a few (hundred) photos as well. One of the most challenging things about travel photography is actually sorting your photos and sharing them – whether that be on social media, via email or in print. The PicsArt app is an easy-to-use photo editor (perfect for traveling or while you’re on the go) that allowed me to adjust, crop, straighten and enhance my photos quickly, so I that I was ready to share them with friends and family faster. Today, the resident photographer at PicsArt, Nanette Wong, will give you an in-depth look at how to edit your travel photos on the go.

Jean’s Staff Itinerary Pick: The Ultimate Patagonia Combination Tour

Ultimate Patagonia Adventure Tour - Knowmad Adventures

It’s hard for me to write about Argentina and Chile without hearing my grandfather in the background singing classical tunes of tango. How can one not be biased towards Argentina with a lineage of Tango idols in the family? Mi Buenos Aires querido, my home and my land. Buenos Aires is an inspiring and vibrant city that will entertain and surprise travelers of all ages. With an incredible clash of architectural styles and a rich social and political history, this city is one of the most beautiful cities in Latin America.

Living in Argentina for more than half my life means I have traveled extensively throughout Chile and Argentina. One of my fondest memories was traveling through Patagonia to arrive in Calafate, driving through kilometers of arid steppe and seeing the most beautifully colored Lago Argentino. I was welcomed by gauchos in a remote estancia as they cooked the traditional cordero a la cruz. Mate never tasted so good as it did in that moment, sitting around a bonfire listening to the gauchos tell wild stories and exciting life tales. Read on to learn about one of my favorite South American itineraries and to get an in-depth look at the ultimate Patagonia combination tour, the Argentina + Chile Adventure.

Meet Kayli: Knowmad’s Operations Specialist & South America Travel Industry Expert

Meet Kayli Travel Industry Expert - South America

Meet our new Operations Specialist, Kayli Kirkegaard! She began working in international travel as an in-country guide for high school travel groups in Central America and is now excited to help Knowmad travelers become enraptured with Latin America time and time again. Read on to find out what Kayli’s passions are, what motivates her, why she is drawn to the travel industry and more…

Parting Shots: 9 Things To Do in Chile; A Photo Essay by Knowmad’s Media Manager

9 Things to Do in Chile
What kind of trip does someone who works in the travel industry take? Meet Lisa, the Media Manager at Knowmad Adventures – a South American travel company that crafts active, authentic and sustainable experiences for the independent traveler. Follow her two-week itinerary in Chile through the photo essay, “9 Things To Do in Chile.” Lisa and her travel companion Cole visited the Atacama Desert, the capital city, the Lakes District and the two ended their trip near the end of the world in Torres del Paine National Park, Patagonia. Read about Lisa and Cole’s adventurous Chile trip below.

Tara’s Staff Itinerary Pick: An Active Take on Visiting Machu Picchu + The Sacred Valley in Peru

Visiting Machu Picchu

I’ll never forget my first time in Peru. My roommate from college and I had been traveling for over a month in Ecuador and decided to splurge on an overnight bus with plush, reclining semi-cama seats. I fell into a deep sleep as we made our way down the coastline from the more humid and tropical climate of Ecuador to the low-lying desert outside of Lima on the way to visiting Machu Picchu. I awoke to an outer world landscape; morning light seeping through ocean mist and casting a gentle glow over the sand dunes. I knew that I would love this country. We made our way to the southern Andean highlands and I felt as if I had stepped into the pages of National Geographic.