Knowmad is excited to be featured in the Active Over 50 2016 Travel Issue. Our Peru Active Explorer itinerary is showcased in the Adventure Travel Resource Guide authored by Don Mankin, a recognized writer and world traveler.
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Follow along on our first international family vacation with our toddler – it involves sunburns, scorpions and lots and lots of ice cream!
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.
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.
We have some great news about the Argentina reciprocity fee!
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…
We invite you to the spring Outdoor Adventure Expo hosted by Midwest Mountaineering and the U of M, April 22nd through 24th. Come join us at this terrific outdoor enthusiast and adventure travel gathering!
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.
Our private tour guide in Peru, Wilfredo “had such a passionate connection to the trails, the Incan sites, and the history that he shared with us. And, it seemed like there was no joy greater for him than to share this with us.”
– Mary, Northfield MN | Custom Inca Trail Trip