Wine, waterfalls and women of power in Argentina

All Argentina meant to me was a kind of pilgrimage to the land of Eva Perón – an icon and the most famous person in this country’s history. 846 more words

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Antarctica - the definition of awesome

The silence was palpable. Three humpback whales were swimming 100 metres ahead of us and they’d been under water for four minutes. Behind me I heard the sound of a blowhole – the head of one of the gigantic beasts as it climbed out the water was close enough to touch. 533 more words


Does Destroying Ivory Really Save Elephants?

Economic studies show that most current methods of reducing elephant poaching are entirely ineffective. Destroying poached ivory seized by governments just isn’t working. The writer says evidence shows that the best methods of reducing and even eliminating animal poaching is to involve the local communities in the preservation of the spaces and animals, principally by return profits to the community.

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Meeting Mother Nature in her extremes, in Chile

I had never seen the Milky Way before, until I got to the Atacama Desert, in Chile, one of the driest places in the world. I couldn’t have had a better introduction to this country. 656 more words


Book Talk: A Tale of Two Plantations

The Menokin Foundation and Mount Airy bring Historian Richard S. Dunn to the Northern Neck

Friday, March 20, 2015

3:30 – 5:00… 347 more words


Extreme mountain highs and sad lows of Bolivia

I was told that if I was going to get sick anywhere it would be Bolivia. And I was. So much so, that I missed one of the sights I was looking forward to the most on my trip to South America – Salar de Uyuni – the world’s largest salt flat. 551 more words