How to Hike to the Amazing Refugio Frey in Bariloche

This article provides a detailed account of the Refugio Frey Hike from Villa Catedral and an Overnight Stay at the Refugio Frey Mountain Hut. See the “Related Posts” section for additional posts about Bariloche and Patagonia. This article contains the following sections: About Bariloche and Trekking the Area About Refugio Frey and Mountain Hut Refuges  […]

Cerro Llao Llao Day Hike – Circuito Chico – Bariloche Part 1

Cerro Llao Llao – The Hidden Gem of Patagonia This article provides a detailed account of the Cerro Llao Llao Hike. See the “Related Posts” section for additional posts about Bariloche and Patagonia. “Nearing the top of Cerro Llao Llao, we see a worn spot of ground and a slight gap in the bushes near […]

Cusco & the Sacred Valley of Peru – Part 1

Cusco & the Sacred Valley of Peru – Part 1 Urubamba, Pisac and Moray I have just wrapped up 5 days wandering around Peru’s legendary Sacred Valley and the historical capital of the Incan Empire, Cusco.  I focused on two core locations, the quiet and rustically-charming town of Urubamba, centrally located between several of the […]

Solo Traveling and the Magic of Giving Back in Mendoza, Argentina

This article is about the magical story of being called to give back to those in need while solo traveling in Mendoza, Argentina on Christmas Eve. The Christmas Eve Nochebuena Moon Over Mendoza and Giving Back to Those in Need Christmas Eve Moon Over Mendoza – Nochebuena and Giving Back to Those in Need It […]

Hold Fast and Jim Brown’s Inspiration

From the Exploring with Bruce Facebook Page: So I’m volunteering in Peru a while back, and I’m with fellow cancer survivors and current patients. We are all giving back, and giving to ourselves a renewed spirit and faith in humanity, and faith in ourselves. While in Peru, I met this guy named Jim. He’s open, […]

Getting Ready To Chill Out – Next stop Antarctica!

My Next Destination!    I absolutely love the continent of South America and look forward to spending more time here, but as a friend said to me, “Bruce, you’ve done so much, … you need to Chill Out for a bit.”   Sounds like a great plan, so I am leaving today. Next Stop, Antartica! […]

Now In Ushuaia, Argentina … “The End of the World” ….

I arrived in Ushuaia Argentina last night. Ushuaia calls itself, “Fin del Mundo” (or, “The End of the World”), because it is the Southern most reasonably populated cities on the planet, and it is where one of the most Southern roads in South America ends. It is also the gate way to another very special place. […]

Crashing the Santiago Cancer March and the Viña del Mar Audible – 3 days in Santiago Part 2 

Crashing the Santiago Cancer March  (This is Part 2 of the post, “3 days in Santiago”) After completing my volunteer assignment with the preschool kids in Lima, and visiting Cusco, Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Peru (see the links at the bottom of this post for more info on those […]