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Destination Specialist:
Jack McCabe

Originally from Chicago, Jack McCabe earned a degree in International Studies with a focus on Latin America from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The irony of studying Latin America from a flat cornfield in Illinois was not lost on him, and he has since dedicated his time to exploring the more exciting terrain far south of the border and helping others do the same. When not hiking up volcanoes in Ecuador or skiing down them in Chile, he enjoys strumming the charango and sipping pisco.

Recent Posts by Jack:

July 12th, 2017
Gustu, La Paz’s Acclaimed Culinary Experiment with a Social Conscience, Draws Globetrotting Foodies

Could there be a less likely location for a world-class culinary experience than La Paz, Bolivia? As first impressions go, entering the sprawling city from the Altiplano via a dizzying detour through El Alto, inspired gastronomy was the furthest thing from my mind. In fact, having crossed the border into Bolivia from Peru, land of… Read Full Post

Hike Up El Morado
April 5th, 2017
El Morado: Hummingbirds, Bacon-Eating Finches, and Glaciers on a Day Hike from Santiago

Adventure-seekers and nature-lovers headed to Chile to hike and enjoy the outdoors usually focus on the spectacular national parks in the south of Chile, and for good reason: Chile’s largest and wildest national parks are in the south. Torres del Paine National Park, for example, which covers 927 square miles of southern Patagonia (about three… Read Full Post

Jack's Client Reviews:

I couldn't be happier with my experience with Jack! I will definitely use Vaya again on my next trip to South America. Thanks, Jack! You rock! Stef Robinson, St. Louis, MO
Jack McCabe took our dream and made it a reality. I have been in this business for over 25 years, and he is one of the best I have ever worked with. He went above and beyond the normal requests and made it better than we could have envisioned. Holly McConnell, Englewood, CO
Well-planned, everything went smoothly. We had a wonderful time, and we are extremely grateful to have had expert advice and guidance from Jack. The places he chose for us to stay were very special, and we will remember this experience forever. Carol Lite and Ken Cantor, Silver Spring, MD

Jack's Travel Photos:

Jack at Fitz RoyIsla del Sol

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