Canopy: Confiding in the Cable

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When in Men­d­oza, Argen­tina, I signed up for a day-trip filled with adven­ture activ­it­ies, I was think­ing trekking. At most, I would try my luck at moun­tain bik­ing. Little did I know about can­opy, or what is also known as zip­lin­ing. Con­tinue read­ing

Ushuaia: Accessing Tierra del Fuego

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The beguil­ing Tierra del Fuego sig­ni­fies dif­fer­ent things to dif­fer­ent trav­el­ers. For some it’s an extreme loc­a­tion that serves as the zenith of a long jour­ney. For oth­ers it’s the begin­ning of an explor­a­tion of Patago­nia to the north, or even a jumping-off point for Ant­arc­tica. Regard­less of your travel plans, Tierra del Fuego is a super­lat­ive des­tin­a­tion in itself and deserves your undi­vided atten­tion. Con­tinue read­ing

Punta del Diablo: Uruguay’s Serene Eastern Coast

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For many trav­el­ers, little comes to mind at the men­tion of Uruguay, which is a shame, because Argentina’s pint-sized neigh­bor has some of the best trav­el­ing on the con­tin­ent. Not only is Uruguay cheaper than already-cheap Argen­tina, but it’s won­der­fully low-key, safe, gor­geous, and ami­ably warm with miles and miles of coast­line. Per­haps it doesn’t have Argentina’s famed Iguazú Falls, but there is plenty to dis­cover, without the crowds. Con­tinue read­ing