Season’s Greetings: To the Journey Ahead!

Knowmad Adventures Holiday Card
Pictured above, upper left photo: Krista Erdahl, Carmen Mancino, Renee Davies, Tara Harvey, Jordan Harvey, Amanda Bjorge, Kayli Kirkegaard, Jena Davison, Lisa Kellenberger (not pictured: Colin Bennett, Dan Luedke, Elizabeth O’Brien, Nikki Fox)

As summer fades to fall and fall to winter, we’re reminded to take a step back and reflect on our past year.

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South America’s Best Kept Secret: Machu Picchu & Patagonia Shoulder Season Travel

Shoulder Season South America

Well-heeled and adventurous travelers have long favored shoulder seasons when the amount of travelers in a destination dips (often times along with prices) and weather is still good (and in some locations it could be argued better than high season). Fall shoulder season for Peru / Machu Picchu and Chile / Argentina / Patagonia is in March and April and the best spots and some hikes, such as the Inca Trail, are booking up fast. The time to plan for these seasons is now!

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How to Choose Between the Argentine and Chilean Sides of Patagonia: El Chalten vs. Torres del Paine or Both

El Calafate Nibepo Aike

From its remote, vast landscapes dotted with iconic peaks and bright glaciers to its unique wildlife and historic haciendas, all that which makes the Patagonia region magnificent can also make planning an adventure there a bit overwhelming. How do you choose and coordinate the logistics of where to go, what to see, and which activities to do? Knowmad helps you navigate the choices and plan the perfect Patagonian journey for your travel style, timeframe, and budget.

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Travel + Leisure A-List Award Winner!

We’re beyond excited to announce Jordan’s recognition on the 2019 Travel + Leisure A-List – a collection of the world’s top travel advisors – for the 7th year in a row! As with every big accomplishment, it takes a village: for Jordan (and Knowmad) it’s the combination of like-minded travelers and a rockstar team of Trip and Operations Specialists that made this award possible. Thank you all!

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What is the best Antarctica Cruise for Me?

Best Antarctica Cruise

Antarctica is unlike any other destination in the world: a vast expanse of nearly untouched, pristine wilderness, striking blue glaciers, and incredible marine wildlife. Once you’ve decided to travel to Antarctica, the question then becomes “What’s the best Antarctica cruise for me?” What are the options, and where do you begin? How can you seamlessly integrate your cruise with the logistics involved in reaching one of the most remote regions on the planet? Below, Knowmad Trip Specialist Krista helps you navigate different vessel and expedition options while outlining important factors to consider and, ultimately, will get you the best savings and rates.

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What’s Love Got to Do with It? Knowmad Founders Toast 10 Years with South America Anniversary Trip

South America Travel Knowmad Adventures

A story told an infinite amount of times, crossing centuries, cultures and borders. Boy meets girl. Girl meets boy. Love. Marriage. Kids. And, if you’re especially blessed, growing old together. And yet, there is always a sense of awe, gratitude, and sheer luck when one’s found it. Love, actual love.

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Beyond Machu Picchu: Explora Sacred Valley, Luxury Hotel in Peru

Explora Peru Travel
Unless stated otherwise, the images or videos used in this blog post belong to Explora

The Sacred Valley is often overlooked; sometimes folded into itineraries as a region to traverse on your way to the infamous Machu Picchu or merely a place to acclimatize before a trek on the Inca Trail. Truly the cultural and natural heart of Andean Peru, the valley has so much more to offer. Discover why a stay at Explora’s newest luxury lodge may be just the reason you needed to jump start planning your trip.

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Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialists We Trust Award

Starting a business takes courage and leadership, tireless dedication and a steady vision even when faced with challenges, and a team devoted to the same values and ideals. Receiving the Condé Nast Traveler Top Travel Specialist We Trust award gives us the opportunity and reminder to slow down and congratulate each other on all of the goals – big and small – that we accomplish each day. We are so grateful Jordan has been recognized on this list for the 5th year in a row, thank you!

Custom Argentina + Antarctica Trip: Unforgettable Antarctica Cruise from South America

Antarctica Cruise MV Plancius
Photo by Jan Veen

Getting to the southernmost continent in the world is not easy but that’s not to say it must be a combination of tiring and long travel days. Below we share a Knowmad traveler’s trip to Antarctica by way of Argentina, with adventurous, relaxing, and fun days spent in Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, and Tierra del Fuego National Park, all before they embarked on their once-in-a-lifetime Antarctica expedition.

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Ecuador + Galapagos Open for Travel: Pack Your Bags!

Ecuador Open For Travel Covid

Dreaming of deserted beaches, delicious exotic foods, unique cultures, and unimaginable wildlife encounters? Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands are open for travel, just a short flight away, and offer all that and more. Plus, take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to experience this incredible destination with next to no one — except of course the animals.

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How to Pick the Best Galapagos Cruise for You

What's The Best Galapagos Cruise Ship for Me?

The Galapagos Islands have so much to offer: wildlife like nowhere else in the world; ideal weather year-round; and the best small-ship, expedition style cruises. However, there are dozens of different cruises in the Galapagos, and navigating which option is the best fit for you, from vessel types and sizes to the countless itinerary options, can be a daunting task. What is the best Galapagos cruise size? What are the best islands to visit on a Galapagos cruise? How long should my Galapagos cruise be? These are all questions I get frequently, and the answers aren’t the same for every traveler. Fortunately, at Knowmad Adventures we are well acquainted with the pros and cons of every Galapagos cruise ship and itinerary that we can help you answer the most important question: what is the best cruise and itinerary for me?

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A Collection of Our Favorite South America Private Villas & Boutique Hotels

Knowmad Adventures Custom Trips - Private Villas and Boutique Hotels

These incredible private villas and boutique hotels situated in remote wilderness, nestled in the middle of expansive vineyards, or on faraway islands have always been some of our favorite places in South America. Now, with privacy and space on the forefront of everyone’s minds, the amenities that these hotels already offered are striking us in a new and exciting way. Clear your head and relax in one of these breathtaking settings.

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