Russell Lupins Lake Tekapo New Zealand

New Zealand Southern Alps – A Photo Tour

In a world where countries often come with increasingly similar attributes to its neighbours, it’s always refreshing to find a place a little quirky.  To me, that is what New Zealand is. More sheep than people reside here, a fact many seem proud to tell you. It is a place with endless views, cheerful locals, and a culture that embraces its Maori influences.

Russell Lupins Lake Tekapo New Zealand

Russell Lupins in glorious display on the shore of Lake Tekapo, New Zealand. The best time of year to see these flowers in full bloom is November and December.

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Patagonia dreaming: A journey through Chile & Argentina

It’s often thought that in the worlds wildest places, the best views are only accessible to those willing to push themselves to the limits. Patagonia, found at the tip of South America straddling the borders of Chile and Argentina while following the spine of the Andes to their southern reaches, is often thought of one of those wild places which rewards only the fittest. It isn’t true.

Torres del Paine mountains Chile

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Cathedral of St. Catherine Cartagena Colombia

Cartagena – Colombia’s Fantastic Caribbean Colonial City, Part II

What to see, do, and eat in Cartagena? All valid questions! Luckily we have Dale from The Maritime Explorer who has recently returned from an Adventures Abroad trip to Colombia and is kind enough to share his insights with our readers. 

Cartagena Colombia old town clock tower Torre Del Reloj

Old town Cartagena’s clock tower, or Torre Del Reloj.

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Jardin Colombia – Hard to Get To, But Worth the Effort

Like many places, the road less travelled is often rewarding. Tucked away in the Colombian heartlands, Jardin is a similar town that is hard to reach but easy to love. Many thanks to Dale of the Maritime Explorer for sharing his experiences in this small town with us after joining a recent Colombia tour.  We hope you enjoy his post as much as we do. 

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Plaza de Bolivar Bogota Colombia

Botero Museum – Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder

Not every piece of art is beautiful to every person. But it almost always can invoke some sort of emotion and usually, a conversation. We’re pleased to present a blog written by Dale of The Maritime Explorer on a recent tour to Colombia with a stop at the Botero Museum. Thanks for sharing with us Dale!

Plaza de Bolivar Bogota Colombia

Bogota’s Plaza de Bolivar’s first building dates back to 1539 and was a primitive cathedral.

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