What vacation insurance should I get for South America?

vacation insurance

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 could end up in a […]

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Did you know there are 8 different types of tango?

types of tango

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 moves survive today as “authentic […]

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The 5 must-read sailing books of 2019

sailing books

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 to keep every avid sailor […]

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How to get to Torres del Paine from Puerto Natales bus station

puerto natales bus station

The Torres del Paine is the jewel in the crown of Chilean Patagonia. Lying on the border with Argentina, the park features wonders like the infamous W trek, abundant wildlife, and the imposing Paine Massif. However, despite its fame, the Torres del Paine is somewhat of a challenge to get to – but that’s what […]

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Christmas in Chile: 5 Chilean traditions

christmas in chile

Thinking of getting away this festive season? Although you won’t get a white Christmas in Chile, Chileans definitely know how to do festive cheer. Chile is in the Southern Hemisphere, so Christmas Day actually falls in the middle of summer. Temperatures hit upwards of 80°F, which means that a roaring log fire is off the […]

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Patagonian scallops and 4 other dishes you have to try

patagonian scallops

When most people think of Patagonia, they think of glaciers, mountains, big skies, and vast untouched wilderness. While many travelers will head to Patagonia for long hikes, extreme sports, and a simpler way of life, it doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy some of the finer things in life during your stay. Both Argentine and Chilean […]

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Patagonia up-close: Zodiac ocean rafting excursions

ocean rafting

The best way to experience the Patagonian landscape is undoubtedly by boat. Cruising through Chilean fjords is breathtaking, as grey mountains frame gleaming glaciers that pour down into the ocean below. On a cruise ship, you can see these astonishing natural wonders from the best possible vantage point, as the ship’s deck provides uninterrupted, panoramic […]

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15 Chilean slang words and phrases to remember

chilean slang

Chilean slang can confuse even the most advanced Spanish speaker. Chilean people’s idiosyncratic pronunciations – such as dropping ‘s’ sounds in phrases like más o menos so it becomes “mah-o-meno”, meaning “more or less” – can throw off those who are used to European Spanish. Furthermore, as with many other Latin American dialects, Chileans use […]

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Causes and effects of pollution on the Polar regions

causes and effects of pollution

The planet is warming up – since 1906, the average surface temperature has risen by almost 0.9°C. In the sensitive Polar regions this number is even greater, with average temperatures reaching up to 4°C higher than those recorded 50 years ago. However, today scientists prefer to use the term ‘climate change’ rather than global warming. […]

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Cape Horn boats: Which yachts can navigate the notorious headland?

cape horn boats

At Cape Horn boats face a challenge like no other. As one of the most unpredictable shipping lanes on the planet, only the most experienced sailors dare take on the crossing. The cape’s conditions are as a result of several factors, largely to do with its extremely southerly latitude. This location creates fierce prevailing winds […]

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