Black Bears, Puffins and Polar Bears: 7 Fascinating Quebec Animals

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Covering an area almost three times the size of Texas and with over 12% of this Canadian province covered in freshwater, Quebec is unsurprisingly rich in wildlife. Given that there are 650 species found in the region alone, it was impossible to fit all of the Quebec animals onto this list; instead, these are the […]

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The Chilean Bellflower: 10 Facts About This National Flower

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With its bright pink flowers, the Chilean bellflower or copihue is an easily identifiable plant that is native to its namesake country. As the Chilean national flower, it’s also an important symbol of the country’s identity and culture. 1. The Chilean bellflower is the only species of the lapageria Otherwise known as lapageria rosea, the […]

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Taruca: Facts And About The North Andean Huemul


More commonly known by the name North Andean huemul, the taruca is a vulnerable species of deer that is related to, but should not be confused with, the South Andean huemul. The taruca inhabits elevated areas of Peru, Chile, Bolivia and Argentina. Key facts about the Taruca or North Andean huemul Physical description The taruca is […]

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8 Facts You Never Knew About the Tierra del Fuego Archipelago

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Situated across the Strait of Magellan and at the very tip of the South American continent, the Tierra del Fuego archipelago is often described as the “uttermost ends of the earth”. But besides being home to Ushuaia, the world’s southernmost city, this land of windswept steppe, gleaming glacial lakes and craggy mountains has plenty of […]

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Best Destinations For A Once-In-A-Lifetime Adventure Cruise

Unlike overland travel, cruises can take you to some of the globe’s remotest, most inaccessible corners and deliver you an adventure from the comfort of your cabin. It’s no wonder that expedition cruises are taking the tourism industry by storm and that more people than ever are opting for this style of travel. Not ones […]

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From Polar Bears To Wolverines And Walruses: Where To See Norway Wildlife

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While those planning a vacation to Norway might be most drawn by the prospect of a cruise through its vast yet utterly bewitching system of fjords or the chances of spotting the twinkling shimmer of the Northern Lights from the top deck of a cruise ship, this country is not only characterized by superlative natural beauty. No: […]

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Holidays to Madagascar: 10 Places Wildlife Lovers Can’t Miss

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It hardly needs mentioning that holidays to Madagascar normally revolve around one thing and one thing only: the hope of spotting some of its mind-bogglingly huge array of endemic wildlife. With this country covered in sweltering rainforests and comprising 3100-mile (5000km) coastline, there are plenty of places to look! A whopping five percent of all known species […]

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The History of the Strait of Magellan and What to See There

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Named after the Portuguese explorer, Ferdinand Magellan, who was the first European explorer to sail through these waters, the Strait of Magellan is a historic, 350-mile (564km) passage that separates the southernmost end of the Americas and Tierra del Fuego. History of the Strait of Magellan Discovery of the Strait of Magellan Although European cartographers […]

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Top 4 Places from Around the World For A Summer Adventure

With spring very much sprung, it’s time to start planning your summer vacation. Seeking to escape to some of the globe’s most exciting recesses? We’ve put together our top picks for a summer adventure whether you’re drawn by the thrill of hitting the slopes in the world’s southernmost ski resort or trekking in spellbinding scenery. Argentina […]

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Sri Lanka Highlights: Wildlife and UNESCO World Heritage Sites

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Ancient Buddhist ruins, huge stretches of highland tea plantations and a richness of wildlife that makes most other South Asian country’s claims of biodiversity pale in comparison: Sri Lanka is a truly fascinating country to visit. So here are our top Sri Lanka highlights for adventurous travelers. Spot majestic wild elephants in UdaWalawe National Park With […]

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