With time on my hands and the world at my fingertips, I have found it difficult to decide where to go first. But I have made the decision.
I will depart August 25, headed to Isla Tenglo, off the coast of southern Chile, the edge of Patagonia. Through Help Exchange (www.helpx.net), I have identified an adventure operator (www.patagonianautica.com) who is willing to host me. (Yes, they have sailboats!)
I am absolutely thrilled by the opportunity, even though I don’t know exactly what I will do. Work on the sailboats? Work in the orchard? Work in the lodge? Teach the children English? Stay tuned.
Incidentally, I have been to Chile a few times before, including as part of my 9-week backpacking trip through South America in 2008-2009. At the time, I made a series of videos documenting the trip. I have uploaded a few of those videos to this site. Check them out!