A very brief history of Irish Chilean names

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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 […]

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What to pack: Vacation clothes for Patagonia

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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 […]

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The most spectacular day trips in the Lake District, Chile

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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 […]

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The best places in the world to charter sport fishing yachts

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Sport fishing yachts are specially engineered to withstand long periods at sea. Oriented around big game fishing, these boats are packed with equipment, technology, and gadgets to ensure the largest possible haul. Some are even designed to explore untouched waters in remote corners of the world. However, many of these […]

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How to get from Puerto Natales to El Chaltén

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Patagonia is a huge region, spanning the entire southern tip of the South American continent. Taking in parts of Chile and Argentina, it would take numerous trips to explore this astonishing landscape in its entirety. However, if you want to create a trip that includes what are arguably the highlights, […]

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What vacation insurance should I get for South America?

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If you’re gearing up for the adventure of a lifetime, administration like vacation insurance might be the last thing on your mind. However, it’s extremely important to remember that sometimes, vacations aren’t plain sailing. Hitting the road without insurance is a big mistake – and if you’re not covered, you […]

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Did you know there are 8 different types of tango?

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Tango is a dance that emphasizes playful movement, intense expression, flair, and romance. First popularized in Argentina in the late 19th century, the dance has inspired numerous different types of tango throughout the world. Rooted in a blend of African and European styles in the streets of Buenos Aires, these […]

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The 5 must-read sailing books of 2019

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What could be better than relaxing on deck with a good book? Or want something to get you warmed up before you embark on your next adventure? In this article, we run down our top five sailing books of 2019. From riveting biographies to gripping memoirs, this list has something […]

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