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The Whole Picture: Cántaros Pond in Argentina

| March 22, 2011 | 4 Comments
The Whole Picture: Cántaros Pond in Argentina

In order to reach Cántaros Pond at Puerto Blest, catch a catamaran on the Llao Llao Peninsula, which sets sail for the long and narrow Blest Arm

Two Go Round Chile and Argentina

| March 2, 2011 | 7 Comments
Two Go Round Chile and Argentina

Soon we’ll be exploring the streets of Santiago, sampling Chilean wines, soaking in the natural beauty of the Lake District’s glaciers and lakes, and sampling the food, wine and sophistication of the ‘Paris of the South’, Buenos Aires.

How to Save on Airfare for a RTW Trip

| February 27, 2011 | 0 Comments
How to Save on Airfare for a RTW Trip

Let’s face it, a true round-the-world (RTW) trip demands a budget of $20,000 or more—a figure that not many people can save effectively in a short span of time

Day Eight: Galapagos Tortoises in Santa Cruz

| February 6, 2011 | 6 Comments
Day Eight: Galapagos Tortoises in Santa Cruz

With echoes of Vonnegut’s narrator ringing in my ears, we disembarked the Millenium one last time to explore Santa Cruz, which offers excellent opportunities for viewing wild Galapagos Tortoises.

The Web’s Best Travel Blog Taglines

| January 31, 2011 | 32 Comments
The Web’s Best Travel Blog Taglines

A tagline in today’s blogging world is more than just a “line.” In fact, it can create a whole new world of engagement for a blog’s readers—if it’s done right. Kathryn and I believe a tagline is a fun way of branding what a travel blog does in the minds of its readers. The best taglines […]

The Weird and Wonderful Side of Tenerife

| January 31, 2011 | 2 Comments
The Weird and Wonderful Side of Tenerife

No doubt that Tenerife has a long history, beautiful scenery and a great cultural heritage. But it’s also home to some very weird, unusual and downright interesting things. Here are three of the more unusual tourist draws on the island.

Day Seven: Mysterious Floreana

| January 24, 2011 | 1 Comment
Day Seven: Mysterious Floreana

In the 1930s, the island of Floreana played host to a great deal intrigue and mystery. A German dentist, his mistress, a young family and a self-styled baroness and her two lovers came to settle on the island.

The Whole Picture: Marine Iguana at Española

| January 19, 2011 | 4 Comments
The Whole Picture: Marine Iguana at Española

Marine Iguanas from Española are the only subspecies that change colour during breeding season.

Day Six: Encounters on Espanola

| January 18, 2011 | 2 Comments
Day Six: Encounters on Espanola

Espanola is the oldest of the Galapagos Islands. Once home to thousands of tortoises, the islands population had been depleted to three males and 12 females by 1970.

European River Cruising: A 2011 Travel Trend

| January 17, 2011 | 6 Comments
European River Cruising: A 2011 Travel Trend

Getting off the beaten track and visiting Europe’s smaller villages by river boat is predicted to be immensely popular in 2011, especially during spring, according to Australia’s Herald Sun, which named European river cruising a top travel trend for 2011‎.