Chilean red wine 101: We show you the ropes of Chilean reds

chilean red wine

When asked to name quality red wines, people often think of French varieties like Bordeaux. Equally, Spanish grapes like Rioja might spring to mind, or Chianti from Italy. However, contrary to popular belief, many of the world’s finest red wines come from New World producers. Some of the best hail from South America, such as […]

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The best camera for wildlife photography: Our top 3 picks

best camera for wildlife photography

Choosing the best camera for wildlife photography can be an overwhelming experience. After all, the camera body is just one aspect of the process – after that, you need to think about frame sizes, lenses, autofocus capabilities, burst settings, bags, tripods, memory cards…the list goes on. However, the process needn’t be so challenging; with a […]

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How to get to Iguazú Falls – from both sides

how to get to iguazu falls

Iguazú Falls is an enormous waterfall that lies on the border between Argentina and Brazil. Unlike many places in Argentina or Brazil, the name isn’t Spanish or Portuguese. The word iguazú actually derives from the Tupi or Guarani languages, meaning ‘big water’ – which is fitting, considering the falls’ sheer scale. Iguazú Falls is one […]

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10 fun facts about coral reefs

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Coral reefs are some of the most diverse ecosystems on the planet. Contrary to what many people assume, coral aren’t plants – they’re animals. A coral reef is composed of thousands of soft-bodied animals called coral polyps that collect layers of calcium carbonate over time. These environments attract a multitude of other plants and animals, […]

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A quick guide to Chile wine country

chile wine country

Chile is a fantastic destination for any wine enthusiast. In Chile wine country is remarkably accessible, with many of the best vineyards located within a 100-mile radius of the capital, Santiago. Many of these wineries are steeped in history – for a New World producer, much of Chile’s vineyards have a strong sense of tradition. […]

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How to pick the right raft accessories

raft accessories

Most serious adventurers love rafting. After all, it’s hard to beat the adrenaline rush of riding the waves down some fearsome rapids. However, this isn’t to say that all rafting is high-octane. If you’d rather enjoy a serene paddle down a gentle stream taking in the scenery, there’s a rafting excursion for you. Either way, […]

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A quick guide to trekking the Huemul Circuit

huemul circuit

Patagonia offers some of the world’s breathtaking hikes. Most die-hard adventurers will cite the Torres del Paine W trek as the ultimate Patagonian trail – however, there is a lesser known route that’s a strong contender for the title. In a remote corner of Los Glaciares National Park, the Huemul Circuit offers explorers an incredible […]

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Torres del Paine in half a day: The Salto Grande waterfall trail

waterfall trail

The Torres del Paine National Park is one of the most spectacular landscapes in the world. Located in the south of Chilean Patagonia, the park is a maze of towering mountain peaks, turquoise lakes, and shimmering glaciers. Unsurprisingly, this breathtaking scenery is a hiker’s paradise. Trekking beneath the park’s iconic granite pillars is a truly […]

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10 reasons you need to go on a Patagonia fjord cruise

patagonia fjord

A Patagonia fjord cruise is an experience you’ll never forget. From the majestic blue glaciers to the vast array of marine life, there is a breathtaking encounter around every corner. After all, where else in the world can you retrace the footsteps of Charles Darwin whilst getting up close and personal with thousand-strong penguin colonies? […]

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How climatic factors affect glacier recession

climatic factors

Over the past decade, scientists have observed that many of the world’s glaciers have begun to recede dramatically. Now, experts agree that it is as a result of man-made global warming, as opposed to climatic factors. Whereas previously skeptics suggested that volcanic activity and solar variation could contribute to glacial recession, researchers now agree that […]

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