Author Archive: Daniel

For nearly ten years now, Daniel of Two Go Round-The-World has explored how travel captures our imagination and engages our deepest emotions. One half of the duo that maintains the widely read Two Go Round-The-World blog, Daniel treats his subjects not only as works of art but also as symbols of the cultural and political forces that inspire them. His latest book, The Physics of Flocking, gathers his favourite writing featured over the past two years on Two Go Round-The-World in columns like 'Looking Back' and 'The Whole Picture'—along with new reflections.

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Beautiful Bariloche: Crossing into Argentina

Beautiful Bariloche: Crossing into Argentina

| May 9, 2011 | 5 Comments

Following a beautiful journey through the mountains of upper Patagonia, Kathryn and I crossed over into Argentina with our group and arrived at Bariloche—the entrance to northern Patagonia.

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What We’re Reading: May 5, 2011

What We’re Reading: May 5, 2011

| May 5, 2011 | 1 Comment

Each Friday, we share those sites and articles—those interesting links—that we are currently reading or have recently read.

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The Whole Picture: Providencia’s Obelisk

The Whole Picture: Providencia’s Obelisk

| May 3, 2011 | 3 Comments

The obelisk and statue located in Santiago’s Providencia neighbourhood honour Chilean President José Manuel Balmaceda Fernandez.

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Exploring Chile’s Lake District

Exploring Chile’s Lake District

| May 2, 2011 | 2 Comments

After a few days exploring Santiago, we flew south to Puerto Varas and Chile’s beautiful Lake District, the gateway to the Chilean Patagonia.

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Win a Round-The-World Trip!

Win a Round-The-World Trip!

| May 2, 2011 | 5 Comments

Win airline tickets, travel gear, cash, tours, car rental, Eurail Passes and more!

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What We’re Reading: April 29, 2011

What We’re Reading: April 29, 2011

| April 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

Each Friday, we share those sites and articles—those interesting links—that we are currently reading or have recently read.

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The Whole Picture: Osorno Volcano

The Whole Picture: Osorno Volcano

| April 22, 2011 | 4 Comments

With its classical blackish dark green color and ornamented with arms of eternal snow, Osorno Volcano noted for its resemblance to Mount Fuji of Japan.

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Touring Santiago’s Wineries

Touring Santiago’s Wineries

| April 20, 2011 | 7 Comments

Santiago’s vineyard tours provide an inside view of one of Chile’s fastest growing industries—and the opportunity to taste some amazing wines that are not available anywhere else.

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Visiting Chile: Five things to see in Santiago

Visiting Chile: Five things to see in Santiago

| April 18, 2011 | 6 Comments

With such polarized opinions, Kathryn and I knew that we would either love Santiago or hate it.

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Hackpacking: Using Poste Restante or General Delivery

Hackpacking: Using Poste Restante or General Delivery

| March 23, 2011 | 10 Comments

Poste Restante (dubbed ‘General Delivery in the US’ and ‘Lista de Correos’ in South America) is a service whereby the post office holds mail until the recipient picks it up.

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The Whole Picture: Cántaros Pond in Argentina

The Whole Picture: Cántaros Pond in Argentina

| March 22, 2011 | 4 Comments

In order to reach Cántaros Pond at Puerto Blest, catch a catamaran on the Llao Llao Peninsula, which sets sail for the long and narrow Blest Arm

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Two Go Round Chile and Argentina

Two Go Round Chile and Argentina

| March 2, 2011 | 7 Comments

Soon we’ll be exploring the streets of Santiago, sampling Chilean wines, soaking in the natural beauty of the Lake District’s glaciers and lakes, and sampling the food, wine and sophistication of the ‘Paris of the South’, Buenos Aires.

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Day Eight: Galapagos Tortoises in Santa Cruz

Day Eight: Galapagos Tortoises in Santa Cruz

| February 6, 2011 | 6 Comments

With echoes of Vonnegut’s narrator ringing in my ears, we disembarked the Millenium one last time to explore Santa Cruz, which offers excellent opportunities for viewing wild Galapagos Tortoises.

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The Web’s Best Travel Blog Taglines

The Web’s Best Travel Blog Taglines

| January 31, 2011 | 30 Comments

A tagline in today’s blogging world is more than just a “line.” In fact, it can create a whole new world of engagement for a blog’s readers—if it’s done right. Kathryn and I believe a tagline is a fun way of branding what a travel blog does in the minds of its readers. The best taglines […]

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Day Seven: Mysterious Floreana

Day Seven: Mysterious Floreana

| January 24, 2011 | 1 Comment

In the 1930s, the island of Floreana played host to a great deal intrigue and mystery. A German dentist, his mistress, a young family and a self-styled baroness and her two lovers came to settle on the island.

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The Whole Picture: Marine Iguana at Española

The Whole Picture: Marine Iguana at Española

| January 19, 2011 | 4 Comments

Marine Iguanas from Española are the only subspecies that change colour during breeding season.

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Day Six: Encounters on Espanola

Day Six: Encounters on Espanola

| January 18, 2011 | 2 Comments

Espanola is the oldest of the Galapagos Islands. Once home to thousands of tortoises, the islands population had been depleted to three males and 12 females by 1970.

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Day Five: Visiting San Cristobal and Isla Lobos

Day Five: Visiting San Cristobal and Isla Lobos

| January 16, 2011 | 0 Comments

In the bay, Galapagos sea lions rest on dozens of fishing boats bobbing in the azure bay. Around town, in the shade of benches and statues, sea lions laze, enjoying a brief respite from the sun.

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Day Four: The Sights of South Plaza and Santa Fe

Day Four: The Sights of South Plaza and Santa Fe

| January 10, 2011 | 9 Comments

To say that South Plaza is quite unlike any other island in the Galapagos underscores the amazing diversity of the islands.

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2010: The Year in Review

2010: The Year in Review

| January 9, 2011 | 5 Comments

To close out 2010 (and look ahead to 2011), we’re reviewing some of our blogging accomplishments, our highlights and, moreover, take a moment to thank our readers!

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