Chile: Cabo Froward

Chile: Cabo Froward

Down near the southern tip of Chile, along the southeast coast of the Brunswick Peninsula, lays an incredibly beautiful and fairly unknown hike.  The trail is mostly on beach and rocky shore, with a few short jaunts into the coastal forest and peatlands (or turbal as it’s called in Chile), and it eventually leads to the southern-most tip of mainland South America: Cape Froward, or Cabo Froward.  

Chile: Parque Pumalin

Chile: Parque Pumalin

Parque Pumalín, or Pumalín Park, is a 803,000 acre private nature reserve owned by The Conservation Land Trust. Over the last 21 years, the trust and its president Douglas Tompkins have worked to create a high-quality park and conservation area of temperate rainforests, glacier-covered mountains, and pristine rivers.

Guatemala: El Mirador

Guatemala: El Mirador

El Mirador is an ancient Mayan city near the northern border of Guatemala in the department of Peten. It was one of the most important Mayan cities between 200 BCE to 150 CE, during the Maya Pre-Classic Period.  Its main pyramid, La Danta, is the largest pyramid by volume in existence in the world when including the pyramid’s base.