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Bridget Gleeson

I'm a travel writer based in Buenos Aires. I've been all over Argentina (and South America) on assignments for a variety of web and print publications.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"Latin America. In South America, I specialize in Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, and Brazil, but also Peru and Ecuador. In Central America, I specialize in Nicaragua. I also love Mexico and have traveled there many times.

I'm also well-traveled in Europe. I lived in both Rome and Prague, so I know those cities well, and I've traveled extensively in Italy, Spain, and Germany.

Also: Morocco, California, Portugal, Cuba."

How did you get involved in travel?

"I was born into it: my parents are world travelers."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"Swimming with penguins, sharks, seahorses, and giant sea turtles in the Galapagos has to go down as one of the most memorable experiences of my life."

 A Eurasian Sparrowhawk in the wild
Birdwatching & Wildlife Tour of Mongolia - 14 Days

See the best of Mongolia's wildlife and culture on this wide-ranging 14-day tour. You'll see wild horses, Pallas's cats, and a wide variety of rare birds in their natural habitats as you explore the red cliffs of the Gobi Desert, the rocky ravine of Yolyn Am Gorge, and several national parks. Sleep under the stars in a traditional Mongolian ger (yurt), falling asleep to the sounds of nature, before heading back to the capital city of Ulaanbaatar for some sightseeing and shopping at the end of the trip.

Terelj National Park in Mongolia
Wildlife Tour of Mongolia - 5 Days

Get up close with the native wildlife of Mongolia on this quick and colorful tour. You'll divide your time between Terelj National Park and Khustain Nuruu National Park, looking for wild horses and birds of prey as you hike and drive through remote landscapes. Each night, camp in a traditional ger (yurt) and enjoy falling asleep to the sounds of nature.

Yolyn Am in southern Mongolia
Highlights of Mongolia - 14 Days

See the best of Mongolia on this sweeping 14-day tour through the country's colorful urban centers and wild natural landscapes. Highlights include swimming in beautiful Ugii Lake, camping overnight in a traditional ger (yurt), visiting Ongi Monastery, and riding a camel on the sand dunes of Khongoryn Els. You'll also hike in the deep rocky gorge of Yolyn Am, boat on Khuvsgul Lake, and do some cultural sightseeing in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar.

The salt flats of Uyuni
Highlights of Peru and Bolivia - 14 Days

This sweeping two-week tour of Peru and Bolivia takes you to several of South America's most breathtaking natural wonders and cultural attractions. Start with sightseeing in Lima and Cusco, then explore the ruins of Machu Picchu and hike around photogenic Rainbow Mountain before heading to Lake Titicaca. You'll visit the lake's floating islands and learn about indigenous traditions before crossing over to Bolivia. Then enjoy several days discovering the otherworldly landscapes of the salt flats of Uyuni, visiting the ancient Andean ruins at Tiwanaku, and riding high above La Paz in the city's modern cable car system.

Sunrise over the Yacuma River
Adventure in the Bolivian Amazon - 7 Days

Immerse yourself in the colorful wildlife and unique culture of the Bolivian Amazon on this exciting 7-day adventure. You'll experience life in the jungle as you canoe along quiet rivers, hike in the rainforest, fish for piranhas, and learn about indigenous traditions. Adding to the adventure, you'll spend several nights at sustainable eco-lodges designed, run, and owned by local tribal communities.

A yellow-billed magpie
Bhutan Birding Trip - 10 Days

Rufous-bellied woodpeckers, spotted nutcrackers, white-bellied herons, hill mynas, sparrow hawks: these are just a few of the rare birds you're likely to spot on this 10-day trip around Bhutan. The itinerary leads you through various avian habitats in the valleys of Thimphu, Punakha, and Paro, stopping to visit temples and cultural monuments along the way. After more than a week of birdwatching, you'll trek to the world-famous Tiger's Nest Monastery to finish the trip.