Blog Posts

November 17, 2014

Serendipity at the End of the World

By: Noemi Gamel I have previously posted that many of our most amazing experiences during this round the world trip have happened serendipitously. Well, we had another such moment when visiting Ushuaia, Argentina, the southern-most city in the world. We did the usual tourist attractions in Ushuaia such as exploring the beautiful forests of the…

October 20, 2014

Iguazu Falls

By: Noemi Gamel There is something magical about waterfalls. Perhaps it is the power they convey, the crystalline beauty of the curtain of water, or the deafening roar they produce.  You can imagine our delight to witnessing arguably the most spectacular waterfalls in the world, in Puerto Iguazu, Argentina. When we first entered Iguazu National…

November 13, 2014

Glaciers: Impressive, Dynamic, Blue Giants

By: Noemi Gamel I remember learning about glaciers in my fourth grade science class. I thought it was cool that they were so big and crushed mountains. Unfortunately, glaciers are hard to find in Texas, so I was never able to fully appreciate their majesty. Fast forward a few decades. I find myself in El…

November 5, 2014

Glacial Lakes

By: Beth O’Donnell You know that gorgeous green-blue color of the lakes in all the pictures from the Canadian Rockies?   It is even MORE beautiful in person!  And the color comes from the sediment of the glaciers, called “glacier flour”.  What happens is glacial erosion causes tiny particles of bedrock to enter the meltwater (water…

November 3, 2014

Whales: Spectacular Giants of the Sea

By: Noemi Gamel Why do whales fascinate us? Is it their immense size? Is it their ability to live in a world so foreign to us land dwellers? Or, could it just be their simple, raw, power and beauty? If you ever find yourself in Argentina, be sure to visit the town of Puerto Madryn to…