Yearly Archives: 2013

Arboretum to Galapagos Islands and Ecuador

Flower Charles Darwin Discovery

Knowmad Adventures in conjunction with the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum is proud to announce an incredible group tour to the Galapagos Islands and Ecuador. “Darwin’s Galapagos Islands and the Flora and Fauna of Ecuador” is a two week journey that will highlight the incredible landscapes and diverse ecosystems of mainland Ecuador, and includes a luxurious 6-day

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Patagonia Vacation Packing List

Outdoor Adventure Travel Patagonia

Packing for a trip can be an overwhelming task, especially when you’re headed out of the country – on a Patagonia vacation perhaps. Most people advocate for packing light but if you’re anything like me, this concept is merely inconceivable. Instead, I like to focus on packing appropriately. This means including all the necessary items

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Find Comfort in a Good Book: Books by Isabel Allende

House of Spirits Review

Knowmad Co-Founder, Tara, picked up her first Isabel Allende book as she was navigating an uncertain future 11 years ago – moving across the world with her husband and Knowmad Co-Founder, Jordan, and starting a business together – and she found solace in the pages as she dove deeper into the story. She hopes that

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Patagonia – Hiking with Friends

Person Sitting At Overlook

Thanks to Jamie and friends for sharing some great photos from one of our favorite lodge partners in Patagonia, The Singular. To find out which Patagonian lodge is perfect for you contact Knowmad today!  

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The New

new Knowmad website

We are proud to announce that the all new Knowmad Adventures website is live! The new site, which was completely redesigned by Knowmad co-Founder Tara, has greatly expanded content including more in-depth bios of the growing Knowmad team, more suggested trip ideas including exclusive Galapagos yacht cruises, and a traveler review section. We’re also jumping out of our

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My Conversation with Carolina in the Atacama Desert

Hiking Atacama Desert

We met late in a trip that had already taken my husband Jordan and I deep into the Chilean Patagonia. Journeying to the ends of the earth we rode sturdy criollos alongside spindly guanaco herds, hunted fossils of giant sloths, felt the grumbles and groans of crumbling glaciers before flying north. Waking in Patagonia and

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What’s the best time to travel to Chile & the Patagonia?

Visit Chile South America

One of the first questions we’re asked regarding travel to any particular place is, “When is the best time to travel there?” The short answer is that the best summer weather in Patagonia and Chile is during the U.S. winter, making December, January, February and March ideal times for travel. This means the best time

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What’s the best Galapagos cruise for me?

Best Galapagos Cruises

You may not be able to pioneer the theory of evolution, but you can visit the Galapagos Islands as Darwin did centuries ago. Cruising the Galapagos Islands far out in the Pacific off the coast of Ecuador is a wildlife experience and luxurious adventure rolled into one. Having inspected over fifty Galapagos small-ship cruises over

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Chile and Argentina Father-Daughter Trip

Thanks so much for the great images Mike! Mike visited his daughter Katie who was studying in Chile and they biked through wine country, stayed at the incredible Explora Lodge in Patagonia, crossed the border and saw a massive active glacier in Argentina, and ended with great times in Buenos Aires. And thanks for the

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