Endangered Marine Animals

endangered marine animals

Ironically, in the case of marine animals the larger the species, the more threatened they are. Man has played a sad role in the accelerated extinction of marine species. Intensive fishing is one of the main causes and its effect is much more important than you could think. Not only a large number of marine […]

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Senior travel in Patagonia: Why cruising is the best option

senior travel

The wild, untamed wilderness of Patagonia is a destination that should definitely be on your bucket list. With everything from vast, verdant grassland to majestic glaciers, the landscape in Patagonia is nothing short of breathtaking. What’s more, it’s the perfect place to get away from it all, with no cell reception, no internet, and complete […]

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Tips and tricks for a Patagonian vacation with a newborn

vacation with newborn

You might think that with a newborn baby, your days of adventuring are over. If you’re serious about exploring, the thought of waiting years and years to climb mountain peaks and sail open ocean again might be pretty crushing. However, this needn’t be the case – although taking a newborn baby into the wilderness may […]

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Cordero al palo: The quintessential Patagonia food

patagonia food

Exploring the wilds of Patagonia is for adventurous spirits – and the cuisine is all part of the excitement. In Patagonia food is largely based around meat dishes. The defining regional dish is cordero al palo, otherwise known as asado al palo. This name refers how Patagonians traditionally cook the lamb. To prepare cordero al […]

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How to get from Buenos Aires to Iguazú Falls

buenos aires to iguazu falls

Iguazú Falls is one of the natural world’s most breathtaking sights. The power and volume of the waterfall are truly awesome, with 450,000 cubic feet of water gushing over the sheer cliff face every second. Iguazú is, in fact, a chain of 275 separate falls, spanning across nearly two miles. The falls lie on the […]

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A very brief history of Irish Chilean names

chilean names

O’Higgins, Mackenna, Lynch: these are just a few examples of significant figures in the history of a particular nation. However, if you immediately thought Irish history, you’d be mistaken – these are the names of important figures in Chilean history. In fact, one of them, Bernardo O’Higgins, is considered the father of modern Chile. Today, […]

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The importance of coral reefs: Why they’re crucial to the environment

importance of coral reefs

Coral reefs are some of the most important ecosystems on the planet. They support more species per square meter than any other environment. These delicate habitats include some 4,000 species of fish, 800 species of hard coral, and millions of microorganisms. What’s more, many marine biologists believe this is just the tip of the iceberg, […]

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Patagonian shrimp and other must-try Argentine seafood dishes

patagonian shrimp

What could be better than sampling some delicious fresh seafood in the Argentine sun? However, despite how appealing this might sound, seafood can be a bit of a blind spot for Argentinians. Most prefer heavy meat dishes like asado or cordero al palo – but pescetarians needn’t despair. Although Argentina is famous for its meat, […]

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What to pack: Vacation clothes for Patagonia

vacation clothes

There is one key thing to remember when you’re picking vacation clothes for a trip to Patagonia: in the Southern Hemisphere, the seasons are the opposite way around. That means November–February is summer, which is when you’ll likely plan your trip. However, it doesn’t stop there – the weather in Patagonia is notoriously unpredictable. You […]

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The most spectacular day trips in the Lake District, Chile

lake district chile

While it’s likely that you’re well acquainted with Patagonia, far fewer adventurers are familiar with Los Lagos, or the Chilean Lake District. Lush, green, and filled with sparkling turquoise lakes, the Lake District, Chile, is framed by snowy mountains and crisp blue skies. The Alpine scenery is so spectacular, it gives many of the more […]

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