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My restless spirit has kept me on the move for the past few years, and I've seen a lot of great places and things because of it. But now I'm ready to try something truly different--settling down for a bit!

  • Hometown

    Volcano, Hawaii, U.S.A.

  • Location now

    Quito, Ecuador

  • Work published

    My work hasn't been previously published.

  • Travel philosophy

    Eat as much as possible--tasting the regional specialties is my favorite part of traveling!

  • Craziest place

    Witches Market, La Paz, Bolivia. Dried llama fetuses anyone?

  • Bizarre experience

    Moving to a village in Hawaii when I was a kid. That was the biggest culture shock I've ever experienced.

  • Advice

    Take in everything--the good AND the bad.

  • Dream destination

    I've love to do a Portugal / Spain / France mission. Cambodia has been striking my fancy lately, as well as Mexico and Cuba.

  • Traveled before

    Ecuador, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, Uruguay, Peru, and Bolivia. Also Italy, Germany, the Netherlands, and the U.K.

  • Going next

    Back to Buenos Aires!

Meggan Rau's Guide Book Entries


  • When to Go

    Jan 10, 2008 - Trelew, Argentina

    Trelew possesses a dry, temperate climate, with winter temperatures varying between a chilly 0°C (32ºF) and 15°C (59ºF). In spring ......

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  • El Calafate Restaurants

    Dec 19, 2007 - El Calafate, Argentina

    From simple snack shops to expensive restaurants, there is a wide variety of food options available in El Calafate. Most ......

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  • El Calafate Hotels

    Nov 16, 2006 - El Calafate, Argentina

    From basic campgrounds to five-star luxury hotels, there\'s a lodging option in El Calafate to suit every budget. There are ......

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  • Gaiman

    Jan 08, 2008 - Gaiman, Argentina

    South America is known for its close resemblance to Europe, so it should not be a surprise that the largest ......

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  • Trelew

    Dec 25, 2007 - Trelew, Argentina

    Trelew, located 70 kilometers south of Puerto Madryn, is the largest town in the Chubut Valley, and serves as a ......

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  • Hotel Libertador

    Jan 11, 2008 - Trelew, Argentina

    Hotel Libertador, though old-fashioned and past-due for some remodeling and redecorating (think retro mustard-yellow color schemes), has clean rooms, a ......

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  • The Rayentray

    Jan 11, 2008 - Trelew, Argentina

    The Rayentray, though not particularly fancy, is a safe bet for your stay in Trelew. The 110-room hotel is centrally ......

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  • Camping Bomberos Voluntarios

    Jan 09, 2008 - Gaiman, Argentina

    Camping Bomberos Voluntarios is a true bargain for travelers packing a tent. Facilities include picnic tables, clean toilets, and blessedly ......

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  • Ty Nain

    Jan 10, 2008 - Gaiman, Argentina

    Ty Nain is another good place to experience traditional tea service in Gaiman. The teahouse is located in the center ......

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  • Ty Gwyn

    Jan 09, 2008 - Gaiman, Argentina

    Ty Gywn, also a bed and breakfast, is the oldest active Welsh teahouse in Gaiman, and offers tasty homemade meals ......

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  • Pizzería La Lechuza

    Dec 20, 2007 - El Calafate, Argentina

    Pizzería La Lechuza boasts a menu with 35 varieties of wood-fired pizza, the most famous of which is the “super ......

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  • Trekking in Torres del Paine

    Jan 18, 2008 - Chile

    Featuring spectacular milky lakes and breathtaking mountaintop views, Torres del Paine National Park is Chile's and possibly South America's most ......

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  • Penguin colony at Punta Tumbo

    Jan 11, 2008 - Trelew, Argentina

    The Magellan Penguin colony at Punta Tumbo is a wonderful place to see penguins in their natural habitat. This is ......

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  • Museo Regional Pueblo de Luis

    Jan 10, 2008 - Trelew, Argentina

    Located in the old railway station, Museo Regional Pueblo de Luis is a good place to while away an afternoon. ......

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  • Erratic Rock

    Dec 27, 2007 - Puerto Natales, Chile

    Erratic Rock offers a wide array of adventure tour options in Patagonia. From day trips to penguin colonies, to multiple ......

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