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El Chalten, Argentina; Food for the Soul

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A short bus ride on from El Calafate; the road winds and bends through soft rolling hills and long ribbon lakes until the almost gothic peaks of the Fitzroy range start to become visible. El Chalten holds some of the most unclimbable peaks challanging even those who think everest is a walk in the park. […]

When Time Stood Still in Argentina

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When Time Stood Still in Argentina. It has been said that while travel may empty your bank balance, it fills your life with new enriching experiences and that is priceless. I have no regrets about my time spent travelling. Salta – known as “la linda”, the beautiful. This is true of this city in North […]

Limitless Power: Waterfalls and Romance in Argentina

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You are 17 years old, and it’s the first time you’ve left the country. You are standing at the base of a 200 foot tall waterfall, staring up. You feel a strong mist caressing your face and arms. You feel the power in the sound, a constant pounding, a never-ending collapse and explosion of energy. […]

Argentina: The Mighty Waters

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I felt the excitement building as we winged our way through a stunning sunset from Buenos Aires to Iguazu airport. The hotel set in lush sub-tropical gardens gave us a taste of what was to come. The next day our adventure began when a vehicle from the Lodge in the Yacutinga Reserve transported us from […]

Argentina: Mi Buenos Aires Querido

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My entire life growing up, hearing stories about Argentineans, I was convinced they had to be the most patriotic race of all. It must have been the constant display of light blue and white ribbons hanging from every imaginable personal object, the inevitable appearance of the Argentinean futbol jersey at any and every South American […]

Argentina: “Dale Vida al Mundo Entregando Amor”

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I’m still not sure where we went. We were miles outside the city now, and the roads were shrinking into oblivion. Wherever it was, it was a far cry from the bustling city lights and neon dreams that is Buenos Aires. On that bus, watching the sunset and horizon turn to mud in the distance, […]

How to Make Friends While Traveling Solo

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Most people who travel alone will tell you that they couldn’t imagine traveling in any other way, and they’re the kind of people that thrive on being by themselves. However, it’s a simple fact of life that people do need other people, and even the most independent of solo traveler knows that they need company […]

Wind in Ushuaia

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Travelling is a question of time. Freedom is also a question of time. Where these two intersect, you realize self-autonomy. It is late March, austral fall, and I find myself returning to what I thought I left behind in Canada, winter. I’m in Ushuaia, the capital and main port city of Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego. […]

Richard Bangs Quests Wins TWO Telly Awards

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Our Travel Writing Contest Judge, Richard Bangs, recently won TWO TELLY AWARDS! Congrats Richard! From Richard’s Site: The Telly Awards has honored White Nile Media with the top award for Cinematography (Silver),  and the Bronze in Travel/Tourism programing in the 34th Annual Telly Awards for the production entitled Richard Bangs’ South America: Quest for Wonder. With nearly 11,000 entries from all 50 states and […]

Extreme Wine Regions

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There are the classic wine-making regions: the Rhône Valley, Chianti, Douro and many more. Prestige has often dictated that the most famous and respected vineyards lie within a relatively small corner of Western Europe, with notable exceptions. However, grapes are being grown in some seemingly inhospitable climates and strange locations all over the world. These […]