Get to know Amanda Bjorge, one of Knowmad’s Operations Specialists! She loves to experience new cultures and has a passion for South America. Find out which travel memories are Amanda’s favorite, her must-have travel item, and more.
Best Multigenerational Trips in South America
Wondering what to get the kids and grandkids for Christmas? There’s no better gift than the gift of travel and shared adventures. Here at Knowmad Adventures, a company dedicated to creating custom travel experiences in South America, we believe that travel makes better people, and better people make a better and more compassionate world. We also know that travel and shared experiences bond people together and make better relationships; and authentic, close relationships are the key to a full and happy life. Helping people bond with their loved ones is one of the greatest joys of my job, and why I love putting together custom, multigenerational trips to South America.
Season’s Greetings: To the Journey Ahead!
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.
South America’s Best Kept Secret: Machu Picchu & Patagonia Shoulder Season Travel
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!
How to Choose Between the Argentine and Chilean Sides of Patagonia: El Chalten vs. Torres del Paine or Both
From remote, vast landscapes dotted with iconic peaks and bright glaciers to unique wildlife and historic haciendas; for nature and adventure lovers Patagonia is unparalleled. But all that makes it magnificent can also make planning Patagonia trips a bit overwhelming. This article breaks down Patagonia’s main locations, helping you navigate the choices in planning the perfect Patagonian journey for your travel style, time frame, and budget.
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!
Custom Ecuador + Galapagos Islands Trip: Two Weeks in Quito, Cloudforest, Galapagos & Zuleta
Exotic wildlife sightings, the cobblestoned city of Quito, misty cloud forest, and historic hacienda life come together in this custom Ecuador + Galapagos Islands trip. Travel alongside this adventurous group of five couples as they embark on a journey through Ecuador.
What is the best Antarctica Cruise for Me?
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.
What’s Love Got to Do with It? Knowmad Founders Toast 10 Years with South America Anniversary Trip
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.
Beyond Machu Picchu: Explora Sacred Valley, Luxury Hotel in Peru
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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.
Staff Pick Itinerary: Ultimate Galapagos Island Hopping
Returning travelers can’t stop raving about the Galapagos Islands! They’re reporting more wildlife than ever and getting to experience the marvels all to themselves. Award-winning specialist, Renee, shares why she recommends the Ultimate Galapagos Island Hopping itinerary for your next trip.
Patagonia Deals: Limited Time Knowmad Exclusives
Working with some of our favorite partners, Knowmad is proud to present 3 incredible experiences and stays at unheard of values.
- 25% off Tierra Patagonia – Book by March 31st
- Up to 25% off Explora Patagonia – Book by May 31st
- $500 off per person on Australis small-ship cruises – Book by April 15th
Don’t hesitate to reach out, availability is extremely limited due to re-bookings and travelers bursting to explore. Learn more below and inquire with a Knowmad Trip Specialist to start planning your custom trip today!
Why South America Has Something for Everyone
Whether you want to reunite with family, escape your routine and recharge on a wellness trip, or celebrate a milestone birthday, South America has something for everyone. Discover our top trip picks for every occasion.