February 01, 2012 – San Antonio, TX – Preparation

February 21, 2012 – San Antonio, TX – And We’re Off!

February 21, 2012 – San Antonio, TX to Mexico City, Mexico – Mexico City

February 22, 2012 – Mexico City, Mexico to Santiago, Chile – Santiago, Chile

February 26, 2012 – Santiago, Chile to San Antonio, Chile to Santiago, Chile – …And Back to Santiago

February 27, 2012 – San Antonio, Chile to Los Andes, Chile – Freedom!

February 28, 2012 – Los Andes, Chile to Uspallata, Argentina – The Andes

February 29, 2012 – Uspallata, Argentina to Mendoza, Argentina – The OTHER Route

March 01, 2012 – Mendoza, Argentina to Marlague, Argentina – Mendoza to …Zapala?

March 03, 2012 – Marlague, Argentina to La Salada, Argentina – The Real Ruta 40 …right?

March 04, 2012 – La Salada, Argentina to San Martín de los Andes, Argentina – Northern Patagonia

March 06, 2012 – San Martín de los Andes, Argentina to San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina – Road to the Seven Lakes

March 07, 2012 – San Carlos de Bariloche, Argentina to Frutillar, Chile – Bariloche, Argentina to Frutillar, Chile

March 10, 2012 – Frutillar, Chile to Isla de Chiloé to Villa la Angostura, Argentina – Isla de Chiloé

March 16, 2012 – Villa la Angostura, Argentina to Rio Mayo, Argentina to Los Antiguos, Argentina – The Beauty of Patagonia

March 17, 2012 – Los Antiguos, Argentina to Puerto Guadal, Chile – Lake General Carrera

March 18, 2012 – Puerto Guadal, Chile to Puerto Tranquilo, Chile – The Marble Caves

March 22, 2012 – Puerto Guadal, Chile to Ruta 40, Argentina – Encountering Emptiness

March 24, 2012 – Ruta 40, Argentina to El Chaltén, Argentina – Mount Fitz Roy

March 26, 2012 – El Chaltén, Argentina to El Calafate, Argentina – Perito Moreno Glacier

March 31, 2012 – El Calafate, Argentina to Puerto Natales, Chile to Rio Grande, Argentina – Tierra del Fuego

April 04, 2012 – Rio Grande, Argentina to Ushuaia, Argentina – The End of the Road

April 07, 2012 – Ushuaia, Argentina to Puerto Natales, Chile – Snow in the Land of Fire

April 13, 2012 – Puerto Natales, Chile to Puerto Montt, Chile – The Navimag Evangelistas

April 24, 2012 – Puerto Montt, Chile to Santiago, Chile – City Living in Santiago

April 25, 2012 – Santiago, Chile – BigBoi Hibernates

June 19, 2012 – Buenos Aires, Argentina – Buenos Aires, Argentina

June 21, 2012 – Iguazu Falls, Argentina – Iguazu Falls

June 22, 2012 – San Antonio, TX, USA – Wedding and Birthday Bliss

June 23, 2012 – Santiago, Chile – Goodbye Texas, Hello Chile

June 24, 2012 – Santiago, Chile to Punta de Choros, Chile – Big Boi a la Playa

June 30, 2012 – Punta de Choros, Chile to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile – The Desert and the Sea

July 2, 2012 – San Pedro de Atacama, Chile to Termas de Polques, Bolivia – Bolivian Beatdown (Part 1) 

July 4, 2012 – Termas de Polques, Bolivia to Uyuni, Bolivia – Bolivian Beatdown (Part 2)

July 6, 2012 – Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia – Salar de Uyuni

July 15, 2012 – Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia to Copacabana, Bolivia – Bolivia

July 16, 2012Bolivia (Video)

July 17, 2012 – Copacabana, Bolivia to Puno, Peru – Puno, Peru

July 19, 2012 – Puno, Peru to Arequipa, Peru – Colca Canyon

July 22, 2012 – Arequipa, Peru to Huacachina, Peru – The Sand Dunes of Huacachina

July 30, 2012 – Huacachina to La Merced, Peru to Ecuador – Peru: Up, Down and Around

August 5, 2012 – Macara to Banos to Quito to Colombia – Ecuador

August 12, 2012 – Pasto to Popoyan to Medellin to Tolu – Colombia

August 20, 2012 – Cartagena, Colombia to San Antonio, TX, USA – South America Comes to Close

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1 Comment

There are two reasons why you are finidng your tickets to be wildly expensive:1) You’re looking for a round trip ticket with a stay of close to a year. Most of the cheaper tickets only allow maximum stays of 30 to 60 days longer stays mean higher fares.2) You’re trying to buy a ticket in advance for a time (December 2010) when tickets just aren’t available yet. Most airlines only sell their tickets 11 months (330 days) or so in advance, so to build that round-trip combination, it appears that the travel agent is trying to sell you two one-ways (one for a fixed date in January, and one with an open return in December) to get what you need.Given the parameters of what you’re trying to accomplish, I don’t think you’ll get the price down as low as you want. The likeliest way you’re going to be able to do it is to buy two return tickets one for January, from the UK to Bolivia and back, and one for December, from Argentina back to the UK and returning to Argentina, and simply throw away the halves of the tickets you won’t be using. Technically, this is against airline rules, but it’s unlikely that you’ll be caught doing it as long as it doesn’t become a habit.

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