Category Archives: Alpaca Pete’s Blog

Retirement Bucket-list Journeys # 4 – Chiloé Island

Retirement Bucket-list Journeys # 4 – Chiloé Island

One of the remotest corners in the remotest region in all of South America – Patagonia’s Chiloé Islands are a world set apart, begging to be visited on longer itineraries Chiloé is like the epitome needle in a haystack: chances of stumbling upon it by pure chance are virtually nil. You need to make some […]

Retirement Bucket-list Journeys #3 – Belmond Explorer Train Journey Through Peru

Belmond Andean Explorer, Peru

Take an unforgettable luxury train ride through the cloud-shrouded Andean peaks of Peru – a most fitting inclusion for your South America retirement bucket-list tour There’s something utterly romantic about travelling through Peru on a classic, luxuriously appointed train. Belmond, renowned purveyors of exquisite rail journeys the world over, have introduced their little bit of […]

Free Crochet Pattern – Sweet Stripes Alpaca Baby Blanket

Free Crochet Pattern – Sweet Stripes Alpaca Baby Blanket

I’ve been in the mood to make baby blankets lately … don’t ask me why. I don’t know anyone that’s expecting a baby and I certainly am way past those years. Maybe it’s because it took so long to warm up here in Ohio, and I haven’t minded having my lap covered with a warm […]

Retirement Bucket-list Journeys # 2 – Patagonia Outdoor Activities

Retirement Bucket-list Journeys # 2 – Patagonia Outdoor Activities

The true land of fire and ice, Patagonia is the wild southern region of South America, an area so extensive and brimming with so many outdoor activities that it is tailor-made for retirement bucket-list journeys. Patagonia is the southernmost region of South America, widely considered the wildest and most exquisitely dramatic region in the entire […]

Free Crochet Pattern – Ribs ‘n Ridges Alpaca Infinity Scarf

Free Crochet Pattern – Ribs ‘n Ridges Alpaca Infinity Scarf

This pattern is fairly simple, and I love the post stitches that create the ribs and the ridges in this infinity scarf! The pattern I started with is The Ribs and Ridges Scarf on the The Friendly Red Fox website. I altered it just a bit. Rather than crocheting a rectangle and sewing the edges […]

Retirement Bucket-list Journeys #1 – Antarctica Expedition Cruises

Wonderful iceberg nearly transparent in Antarctica

Travel is said to be at the top of Baby-Boomer’s minds the moment they retire and we’re willing to bet that an Antarctica expedition cruise is among the most coveted retirement bucket-list journeys of all. Combining the remotest and most unplugged destination on earth with the comfort and safety of a cruise is a no-brainer. […]

7 Best Chimu Adventures for Retirement Bucket-list Journeys

Nahuel Huapi lake, Bariloche, Patagonia, Argentina

More time, more freedom and a little more money to spend? YEY! Check out the best SKI (spending the kids’ inheritance) retirement Journeys we have lined up for you! It might seem easy enough to plan for an epic retirement trip abroad, right? Pick a gorgeous spot, add a few luxury lodges here and there, […]

World Environment Day. Chimu highlight their favourite South America and Polar sustainability initiatives.

World Environment Day. Chimu highlight their favourite South America and Polar sustainability initiatives.

To coincide with World Environment Day on the 5th June 2019 (the theme of which is air pollution), South America and Polar specialists, Chimu Adventures, highlight their favourite sustainability initiatives in South America and the polar regions which contribute positively both environmentally and culturally. One of Chimu’s unique selling points is that they work with […]

10 Reasons to Raise Alpacas

10 Reasons to Raise Alpacas

Why did we start raising alpacas? We fell in love with them, and the alpaca lifestyle! There are soo many more reasons to choose to start an alpaca farm…here’s just ten of them! 1. Love of the Animals Like I said, we fell in love with the animals! When we visited that first alpaca farm […]

Discover Huacachina – Peru’s Mesmerizing Desert Oasis

Climbing up the sand dunes here in Huacachina/Peru in order to take a nice landscape picture of this Oasis -

In the middle of the south Peruvian desert, lies a little speck of a village shrouded in legends and endless sand dunes. Discover the fun, fascinating and delicious things to do in Huacachina As you follow the sand-cloaked road around yet another bend, yet another sand dune, the mirage comes into view. It’s a startling […]