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Antarctica For Sissies? Hardly, As Luxury Cruise Line Turns New Page

Antarctica For Sissies?  Hardly, As Luxury Cruise Line Turns New Page Apr 4th, 2013 at 3:00PM: Antarctica draws the dreams of many and the visits of just a few. Located so very far from civilization, travel to Antarctica is the stuff of hearty explorers, burly men of substance and adventure travelers. Luxury cruise ships and their pampered passengers? Not so much. Until now. Seabourn has a fleet of small ships that travel around the world to amazing locations in opulent luxury,...

5 Odor-Free Active Travel Clothing Lines For Women

5 Odor-Free Active Travel Clothing Lines For Women Mar 31st, 2013 at 2:00PM: After you've been traveling for a long period of time, there invariably comes the day when your suitcase starts to ... well, it starts to stink. That's where a new generation of breathable, odor-free clothing comes in. Brands like Ibex, Patagonia, PrAna, Icebreaker and Horny Toad are coming out with exciting new fabrics like Ibex's Synergy (a blend of merino wool and GOTS-certified organic...

The Patagonian Expedition Race: A Hellish Endurance Test In A Heavenly Setting

The Patagonian Expedition Race: A Hellish Endurance Test In A Heavenly Setting Feb 26th, 2013 at 11:00AM: It starts at midnight with a 108-kilometer mountain bike ride into the teeth of a biting Patagonian wind. And then, in the morning, there is the brutal realization that there is another 593 more kilometers of mountain biking, trekking and sea kayaking to be completed in no more than ten days. Here's your map and compass. Now figure out how to survive in the remote, untrammeled wilds of Patagonia....

10 Big Travel Adventures For 2013

10 Big Travel Adventures For 2013 Jan 3rd, 2013 at 3:00PM: Though 2013 may only be a few days old, it is never too early to start planning our travels for the year ahead. If you're looking to put a healthy dose of adventure into your life this year, then Gadling is here to help. We have ten suggestions for big travel adventures that are sure to challenge and delight in the months ahead. These journeys are not for the faint of heart, however, as they will...

Budget Hiking Alternatives To Tierra Del Fuego In Ushuaia, Argentina

Budget Hiking Alternatives To Tierra Del Fuego In Ushuaia, Argentina Apr 18th, 2012 at 3:00PM: When traveling to Ushuaia in Argentina's Patagonia region, the main attraction is trekking in Tierra del Fuego National Park. While absolutely stunning, a trip there can be expensive. Depending on what your travel plans are, you may want to try some cheaper hiking options in the area. The first is Valle de Lobos. Transportation and admission to Tierra del Fuego from the city center costs 170...

Hiking On Patagonia's Most Famous Glacier: Perito Moreno

Hiking On Patagonia's Most Famous Glacier: Perito Moreno Apr 15th, 2012 at 10:00AM: While there are many excellent hiking destinations around the world, not many can hold a candle to the one of the planet's most picturesque glaciers, Perito Moreno. Famous for its one-of-a-kind forest and mountain views, Perito Moreno is said to be one of the only glaciers in the world that is still growing – about two to six feet per day. And for those who heard about the rare glacial...

A Rainy Day Option For Exploring Torres Del Paine In Patagonia, Chile

A Rainy Day Option For Exploring Torres Del Paine In Patagonia, Chile Apr 14th, 2012 at 10:00AM: No trip to the Patagonia region of South America is complete without a trip to Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. The park is regarded by many as the "trekking capital of the world." After visiting for myself, it was easy to see why. While many travelers choose to spend three or four days hiking the "W" circuit, this is not feasible for everyone. Some people may not have the time, while...

Hiking Los Glaciares Nacional Park In El Chalten, Argentina

Hiking Los Glaciares Nacional Park In El Chalten, Argentina Apr 12th, 2012 at 1:30PM: During a trip to El Calafate in the Patagonia region of Argentina, I asked a local travel agent about trekking options. I was informed the best place to do this was in a town called El Chaltén. Nicknamed the "trekking capital of Argentina," a traveler could spend days hiking around the beautiful mountains, forests and rivers of the area. Lucky for me, day trips are possible from El Calafate...

Exploring The Diverse Landscapes Of Bariloche In Patagonia, Argentina

Exploring The Diverse Landscapes Of Bariloche In Patagonia, Argentina Apr 10th, 2012 at 7:00AM: San Carlos de Bariloche, more commonly known as Bariloche, is located in Patagonia in Argentina. It is one of the most diverse and picturesque regions in the world, and a hotspot for hiking enthusiasts and nature lovers. In fact, it is the most popular tourist destination in Patagonia, and the third in Argentina. Some of the photos below were taken during a drive through Bariloche, while...

Outside magazine's inaugural 'Travel Awards' winners

Outside magazine's inaugural 'Travel Awards' winners Mar 13th, 2012 at 6:30PM: With twenty-three categories and every continent up for consideration, the competition is fierce, but today Outside magazine released its picks for its new Outside Travel Awards. The winners include everything from travel companies and locales to cameras, suitcases, hotels, and apps, road-tested by those in the know (you know, those people). Amongst the chosen is Seattle-based Mountain...

A story for tomorrow

Feb 13th, 2012 at 6:30PM: I will do little to distract from the beauty of this piece filmed throughout South America but to say that this is maybe the best travel video I've seen in the last year. It's a combination of several things -- the narrative is rich and well timed, the landscapes are beautiful and lush -- but I think that the most important thing is the way in which it appeals to the traveler. In a way, we're...

Man arrested for stealing glacier in Chile

Man arrested for stealing glacier in Chile Feb 5th, 2012 at 8:00AM: Late last week, law enforcement officials in Chile detained a man for allegedly stealing part of a glacier from inside Bernardo O'Higgins National Park, located in the Patagonia region. It is believed that the thief intended to sell the ice to various clubs in the capital city of Santiago, where it would be put into expensive designer drinks. Police stopped the man, who was driving a large...

Witness the wonders of Patagonia in timelapse

Jan 31st, 2012 at 8:00AM: There is no question that Patagonia is amongst the most beautiful and wild places on our planet. Stretching out across southern Chile and Argentina, it has long been a popular destination for adventure travelers, who are continually drawn to the snow capped peaks and crystal clear lakes that dot the landscape there. It is a breathtaking environment, and one that the timelapse video below captures...

Adventure Vacation Guide 2012: Ushuaia, Argentina

Adventure Vacation Guide 2012: Ushuaia, Argentina Jan 9th, 2012 at 9:30AM: Just a few miles out of Ushuaia you can stand at the end of the Panamerican Highway and imagine the long line that connects you to Alaska. Wild nature surrounds you, face one direction and you'll see sharp granite peaks. Turn the other direction and you'll see the Beagle Channel, that relatively placid waterway that leads to the Drake Passage, and then, Antarctica. Antarctica exploration...

Tierra Patagonia hotel and spa opens in Chilean Patagonia

Tierra Patagonia hotel and spa opens in Chilean Patagonia Dec 25th, 2011 at 9:00AM: Travelers who enjoy a little luxury mixed in with their adventure now have a new option when visiting southern Chile. Earlier this week, Tierra Patagonia opened for business, giving visitors a chance to experience the iconic Patagonia wilderness without having to sacrifice on the creature comforts. Located on the edge of Chile's famous Torres del Paine National Park, Tierra Patagonia is an all...

Bound South: 3 brothers cycle from Alaska to Argentina to raise money for charity

Bound South: 3 brothers cycle from Alaska to Argentina to raise money for charity Nov 26th, 2011 at 11:00AM: Every once in awhile, I read something really inspirational that makes me see the real potential of society. After learning about the Berg brother's bike ride from Anchorage, Alaska, to Patagonia in Argentina, to raise money to build a house for the Lake Agassiz Chapter of Habitat for Humanity, I knew it was one of those times. Since August 11, 2011, Nathan Berg, 24, Isaiah Berg, 22, and David...

Gadling Gear Review: Patagonia Men's Lined Canvas Hoody

Gadling Gear Review: Patagonia Men's Lined Canvas Hoody Nov 1st, 2011 at 12:00PM: So much of the gear that's out there these days is incredibly technical and specialized. Ski jackets that are impervious to the elements yet breathe so that you don't sweat too much. Raincoats with 16 pockets and stretchy materials so that you can also scale a rock face while wearing them. These products serve many purposes and are innovative, but they also end up being expensive and including...

First bar made of glacial ice opens in Patagonia, Argentina

Oct 14th, 2011 at 6:00PM: The first ice bar in Patagonia, Argentina, opened last week, which also happens to be the first bar in the world created out of glacial ice, according to Paola Singer of The New York Times. Located just outside El Calafate, Glaciobar is the newest addition to Glaciarium, a new science museum focusing on the region's hundreds of glaciers. Glaciobar will provide patrons with gloves, hooded capes,...

Five classic Chilean foods

Five classic Chilean foods Sep 11th, 2011 at 4:00PM: Chilean food doesn't have the glamour and romance of the cuisine of its neighbor, Argentina, nor the complexity and exotic Japanese influences bestowed upon the contemporary dishes of its other neighbor, Peru. I just returned from my second visit to Chile, where in between consuming epic quantities of manjar (dulce de leche) and pisco sours, I found more substantial food to love. Chilean food...

How to choose a reputable adventure travel company or guide

How to choose a reputable adventure travel company or guide Aug 5th, 2011 at 1:30PM: "Adventure travel" is a nebulous term these days. But whether your idea of a thrill is a Class-III rapid or climbing Everest, there's one thing that's ubiquitous when choosing an outfitter: safety. There are hundreds of adventure travel companies worldwide; not all are created equal. There are key things you should look for when choosing a company or independent guide, whether you're booking a...

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