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  • A journey along Chile’s Route of Parks

    A journey along Chile’s Route of Parks

    February 12th, 2018Steph Dyson
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    Chile's newly created Route of Parks – a string of Patagonian national parks – links up the country's most remote corners. Steph Dyson reports from the road.

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  • Why you should visit Chile in 2018

    Why you should visit Chile in 2018

    January 8th, 2018Steph Dyson
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    A sliver of a country that somehow manages to encompass barren desert, knife-edge mountains and fertile river valleys, Chile has long attracted intrepid travellers. And for 2018 the country is taking things up a notch. Adding to the enduring appeal of its internationally acclaimed vineyards, famously clear night skies and adventure-ready landscapes, this year brings festivals, a…

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  • Off the tourist trail in South America: 5 underrated cities

    Off the tourist trail in South America: 5 underrated cities

    July 6th, 2017Steph Dyson
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    Elegant and artsy Buenos Aires and humid, hedonistic Rio de Janeiro are some of South America’s biggest urban draws, notching up hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. But for each city flush with tourists, there are plenty still under the radar. For those looking to escape the crowds, here are five South American towns and…

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  • Solo travel in South America: everything you need to know

    Solo travel in South America: everything you need to know

    February 2nd, 2017Steph Dyson
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    A land of ancient ruins, soaring Andean peaks and sweltering, seemingly endless jungle, South America is a true treat for the adventurous traveller. Covered with sights that give testimony to the continent’s chaotic yet captivating history, across a series of nations as unique as they are huge, this is a region where few are disappointed – and many…

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  • How to find the right South America for you

    How to find the right South America for you

    January 3rd, 2017Steph Dyson
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    Vast and diverse, South America can intimidate the first-time visitor with its range of unmissable attractions. But thanks to the mix of bewilderingly biodiverse jungle, captivating cities and enchanting – and often empty – coastlines found on these shores, it’s simple enough to find destinations suited to every type of budget and style of trip. Here’s how…

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  • 9 signs you travelled too much last year

    9 signs you travelled too much last year

    December 26th, 2016Steph Dyson
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    Is your passport is groaning under the weight of international ink? Do your friends forget which country you’re in? If you recognise any of these signs, you were been bitten hard by the travel bug last year. 1. There’s a big hole in your bank account A long weekend away or a carefully planned backpacking trip might seem budget-friendly to…

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  • 8 ways to justify booking your next trip

    8 ways to justify booking your next trip

    November 2nd, 2016Steph Dyson
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    We all need to escape everyday life once in a while. But sometimes you need to convince your family, friends, boss – or even yourself – that’s it’s really worth booking that flight. Here are eight reasons why you should start re-packing your bags and planning your next trip. 1. Travel is an excellent way to destress and unwind…

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  • 10 fears we’ve all had about travelling – and how to overcome them

    10 fears we’ve all had about travelling – and how to overcome them

    October 17th, 2016Steph Dyson
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    Travelling turns you into a brave adventurer, whether you venture where no one has set foot before or stick to a more trodden route. But it’s easy to be put off exploring the globe with worries about safety, money or travelling alone. Forget whatever’s holding you back: here’s how to avoid letting the ten most common…

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  • 14 thoughts you’ve definitely had while travelling

    14 thoughts you’ve definitely had while travelling

    October 10th, 2016Steph Dyson
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    One of the greatest joys of travel is the unpredictability of exploring somewhere new. But however different our travels might be, we’ve all been struck by a number of universal thoughts along the way. So whether you’ve grappled with getting up at sunrise or been through the various stages of recognising your own ineptness in another language, you’ll have…

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  • The cities that make Chile South America’s coolest country

    The cities that make Chile South America’s coolest country

    September 29th, 2016Steph Dyson
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    With its dramatic, rugged terrain such as the jagged spires of Torres del Paine or the lunar landscapes of the Atacama Desert, Chile is regularly crowned the adventure capital of South America. But it’s this country’s frequently overlooked cities that make the case for Chile as South America’s centre of cool. Although these cities may…

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  • Patagonia’s blossoming beer scene: craft brews in unexpected places

    Patagonia’s blossoming beer scene: craft brews in unexpected places

    September 1st, 2016Steph Dyson
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    The Patagonian craft beer scene has only recently emerged on the international stage, but it’s been a long time coming. While the influences of German settlers responsible for breweries such as Austral in southern Chile have long been felt, it’s taken a while for others to catch on. The last decade has been the turning point:…

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  • 10 things you’ll regret not doing on your next trip

    10 things you’ll regret not doing on your next trip

    August 30th, 2016Steph Dyson
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    You might be surprised how even slightly shaking up the way you travel will affect your experiences. It might mean leaving your itinerary in the hands of the travel gods, or your lunch in the hands of a street food stall, but going out of your way to try something new brings plentiful rewards. 1. Facing your fears Travelling is…

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