Surrounded by sky-piercing, snow clad peaks and just 620-miles (1000 km) north of Antarctica, the location of Ushuaia is both unique and striking. Whether you visit during the windy months of the austral summer or venture to the globe’s southernmost city during its freezing yet enchanting winter, you’ll never be short of things to do […]
If you’ve ever stood at the foot of a glacier, you’ll know how magnificent and spectacular these huge bodies of ice really are. But did you know the crucial role they play in the storage of freshwater across the planet, or how much they can tell us about the impact that humans are having upon […]
Nobel Prize-winning poet Pablo Neruda was a Chilean national treasure who came to be known as the “People’s Poet”. Finding fame with his writing, he explored the sensuality of love and the insatiable beauty of existence and led a life charged with political and poetic fervor. His three residences in Santiago, Valparaiso and Isla Negra […]
Although Darwin was not struck by the flora of Patagonia, describing the landscape as “extremely uninteresting” and “sterile”, the plants that have evolved here don’t deserve to be dismissed so easily. Particularly in the far south, the plant species and Patagonia flowers that have evolved to cope with the prevailing cold temperatures, strong winds and extensive […]
La Boca, Buenos Aires has acquired the status as an unmissable barrio on any tour of the capital. Adjacent to popular San Telmo district and easily accessible from Parque Lezama,it is a suburb with a distinctly European flavor and an array of colorful buildings, bohemian artists and a world-famous football stadium to boot.
Exploring the very southernmost extremities of the globe by cruising to Antarctica is a dream that many adventurous travelers entertain. For those able to turn this incredible trip into reality, it’s important to have an idea of the conditions and activities you will likely experience on your cruise. Most ships take the route from Ushuaia […]
If you’re venturing as far south as Ushuaia, it’s worth planning a couple of days to explore nearby Tierra del Fuego National Park. The superb hikes and activities available in this protected area are reason alone to visit this unique park at the End of the World.
The dynamic and modern Chilean capital, Santiago remains a key stop on any route around South America. A day or two is enough for a whistle-stop tour of La Moneda, Plaza de Armas and a short hike up Cerro San Cristóbal, but those traveling at a more leisurely pace might be inspired to explore beyond […]
Although most parts of the US and Europe don’t experience eclipses very regularly (in fact, the US hasn’t had a coast-to-coast total solar eclipse since 1918), they’re actually a fairly frequent occurrence. Indeed, every 18 months or so there is one total solar eclipse and one annular eclipse somewhere on earth. On 26 February, 2017, […]
Areas of grassland or pampas dominate much of South America’s lowland terrain, including a huge area of Argentina. And while these fertile plains might not be as visually impressive as the majestic, towering magnificence of the mountains that cleave through the continent, they provide an important habitat for the unique Argentina wildlife that lives in […]