The Scots behind Argentina’s sheep farming success

One of the largest sheep farming developments ever in the world is thanks to the emigration of farmers from Scotland’s bleak north coast to Argentina, a new book reveals. The little-known story of intrepid pioneers from Caithness who travelled across the globe is now being told. ‘Caithness to Patagonia’ tells of a largely uncharted aspect of the Scottish diaspora, featuring tales of adventure, hardship and some significant success stories. The regions of Caithness and Patagonia are literally a world…

A road trip through Patagonia: 7 obligatory stops on a journey along Route 40

San Martín de Los Andes, Villa La Angostura, Bariloche, Lago Puelo, Esquel, El Chaltén and El Calafate are some places not to be missed. What to do, when to go and what to see at each destination. Embarking on a road trip through the Argentinean Patagonia, following the path of the emblematic National Route 40, implies immersing oneself in one of the most privileged natural sceneries of the planet: immense blue lakes, imposing glaciers, volcanoes and mountains with peaks snow-capped and extensive forests…

El Desafio Mountain Resort Patagonia, Argentina

El Desafío Mountain Resort is a unique luxury development encompassing a mountain area of 1,050 hectares (2,500 acres) in the Province of Neuquen, Argentine Patagonia. Master-planned to guarantee the preservation of the environment, local culture and identity, the Resort has set aside a full 600 hectares as a nature reserve. In addition to the Greg Norman Signature golf course, this exclusive mountain resort will feature two professional polo fields, horse jumping and equestrian facilities, low-density residential…

Canadian-Argentine eco-hotel draws global attention to world treasure in Argentina

It was only a few years ago that Canadian Sharilyn Amy stepped foot for this first time on the dramatic Patagonian Steppe known as Peninsula Valdés. Her Argentine business associate, Marcelo Battilana, had a thought that the development of something new, on the beach in the heart of this UNESCO World Heritage site, might be of interest to the serial entrepreneur. “When I first arrived on the Peninsula, I was struck by how familiar the landscape was. It felt like coming home to the windswept, desert environment…

FREE E-BOOK: Patagonia, Our Amazing Planet by Richard Bernabe

Richard Bernabe is an internationally-renowned nature, wildlife, and travel photographer as well as widely-published author from the United States. His passion for adventure has been the driving force behind his life’s quest to capture the moods and character of the world’s most amazing places, from Africa to the Amazon to the Arctic and countless places in between. Editorial clients include National Geographic, The New York Times, Time, Audubon, The BBC, The World Wildlife Fund, National Parks, Outdoor…

Is Puerto Varas in Chile the New Bariloche ?

Is Puerto Varas in Chile the New Bariloche ? Located in the Chilean Lakes District, Puerto Varas bills itself as the new Bariloche which is similar city on the Argentine side of the Andes. With similar lakeside views and stunning surrounding mountains, the town is certainly justified in making that comparison. However, while every other shop in Bariloche sells souvenirs and ill-placed apartment buildings that block lake views for most people, Puerto Varas remains a much more tranquil and less developed town.…
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