Join Knowmad at The Midwest Mountaineering Outdoor Adventure Expo

Outdoor Adventure Travel

We invite you to this fall’s Outdoor Adventure Expo hosted by Midwest Mountaineering and the U of M, November 22 through 24.

The Outdoor Expo is Midwest Mountaineering’s biggest sale of the season with major discounts on gear and apparel! It’s also your chance to get involved with the Minnesota outdoors and adventure community. Come spend the day enjoying over 100 exhibitors and over 120 Presentations about everything outdoors related. The expo runs on Friday from 2:00 to 9:30pm, Saturday from 9:00 to 6:30pm, and Sunday from 10:00 to 5:00pm, and admission is absolutely FREE! You can find out more general information about the expo on the Outdoor Adventure Expo website.

Be sure to stop by the Knowmad booth during the day and don’t miss our presentations Machu Picchu and Beyond: Practical Advice for Making the Most of Your Peru TravelsPatgonia Unbridled and Exploring Ecuador. We will be handing out a $200 travel credit coupon to everyone who attends our presentations! We will announce our presentations times soon – here on our blog and on our Outdoor Adventure Expo Facebook Event.

Chilean Wine Country: The Next Best Vineyard Destination

Casablanca Wine Valley

The word is getting out about Chilean wine country, from established valleys like Aconcagua and Colchagua to up-and-comers like San Antonio. Chile is now challenging the best-liked wineries in California and France. With vineyards tucked into valleys between the jagged Pacific Coast and the foothills of the Andes, many within a short drive from Santiago, it is obvious to see why this wine region has been growing in popularity. For lovers of wine, food and culture, new wine routes are creating the perfect wine touring experience.

Best Family Vacations in South America: Peru, Ecuador and Chile – $400 Off!

Best Family Vacations in South America

Traveling as a family is importantThere is no better gift you can give to your children than traveling together as a family. When you travel with your children, whether they are still playing in the sandbox, braving the high school hallways, moving out for their first year of college, or walking across the stage to get their college diploma, travel not only creates lifelong memories and family bonds, but it helps your children grow into well-rounded, confident, open-minded and brave individuals.


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Peru Trip: Amazon Jungle, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca & Lima

Peru Trip Travel

Discovering caimans in the Amazon, exploring Machu Picchu and cooking with a local Peruvian chef are just a few highlights from this fantastic Peru trip! Russell Phillips and Ron Thomas started their vacation at the relaxing Reserva Amazonica Lodge in the Peruvian Amazon Jungle. Traveling east to Cusco and the Sacred Valley they admired ancient Incan ruins and marveled at one of the most fascinating historical landmarks in the world, Machu Picchu. At the start of the third week Russell and Ron went to Lake Titicaca where they learned about the Uru culture and traditions. And lastly, the two spent a few days in Lima where they learned how to make ceviche with a local, award winning Peruvian chef and explored the city.

Travel + Leisure’s ‘World’s Greatest Dream Trips’ Features Knowmad Adventures’ Patagonia Dream Trip

Patagonia Dream Trip

“If you could go anywhere in the world, where would it be? That’s what we asked our followers on Facebook and Twitter and the frequent travelers we interviewed on the streets of New York. Their answers spanned the globe, from an overwater bungalow in Bora-Bora to a South African safari to the beaches of Brazil. Here, our advice on how to make these dream getaways a reality—plus, the trips that are on T+L editors’ bucket lists.”

- Travel + Leisure Magazine, 50 Dream Trips Edition | Edited by Jacqueline Gifford and Brooke Porter Katz 

One of those traveler’s questioned was Rosemari Herrero, a 30 year old investment banker. She answered “I would love to see penguins, go horseback riding, and meet gauchos in Patagonia. The mountains there are so beautiful.” Travel & Leisure Magazine naturally chose Knowmad Adventures to put together the logistics for this Patagonia Dream Trip, as they recently named co-founder Jordan Harvey for the second year in a row as a T+L A-List winner, expert in Chile and Argentina. This adventure includes explorations of both Argentina and Chile with activities like ice-climbing on the massive Perito Moreno Glacier or horseback riding in the infamous Torres del Paine National Park. We also added stops in both countries’ intriguing capital cities, tastings at off-the-beaten path boutique vineyards and more. Look for the journey in the South America section of the October 2014 Issue of Travel + Leisure Magazine, 50 Dream Trips and get the full details below!