Posts in Adventure Travel
NEW ZEALAND'S TE ARAROA: Hiking to Connect Conservation

The Te Araroa, or “the long pathway” in Maori, is a 3000km trail that passes from the northern tip of the New Zealand’s North Island to the southern tip of the South Island. Rugged mountains, roaring rivers, temperate rainforests, windy grasslands and sandy coastlines are examples of the terrain one should expect to cross when hiking the Te Araroa.

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FIJI’S INLAND PARADISE: River Rafting & Conservation

In 2000, a private rafting company, Rivers Fiji, succeeded in creating a partnership that led to the protection of 615 ha/1500 acres of Fijian native forest. This is an initiative that connects conservation, the outdoors, local communities, and biodiversity into one thrilling float down the stunning Upper Navua River.

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IN CANCUN’S BACKYARD: Discovering Maya Ka’an (Part II)

The protection of nature is intricately connected with the protection of the Mayan identities within the authentic Maya Ka’an destination. With shared ownership rights over the land and jungles, the village cooperatives are aware of the power that their decisions have in dictating the faith of the natural ecosystems

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IN CANCUN’S BACKYARD: Discovering Maya Ka’an (Part I)

"They should head to Maya Ka’an if they want to be off the beaten path and help conservation efforts, while getting in contact with the Mayan communities." An interview with Gonzalo Merediz Alonso, Executive Director of Amigos de Sian Ka'an, about an incredible destination away from the Mayan Riviera's crowds. 

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"ROUTE OF PARKS": Chile’s Model for the World

Over the last few decades, a major effort has been in the works to create one of the world’s greatest natural wonders: a connected system of national parks through one of the planet’s great wildernesses. Chile’s Route of Parks, or Ruta de los Parques, will create a chain of 17 national parks, crossing 1,500 miles of Chile, from the northern Valdivian temperate rainforests of Patagonia, to the windswept southern reaches of the continent.

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VISITING TANTAUCO: Chiloé’s Southern Wilderness

Tantauco Park, or Parque Tantauco, is a well-built, well-managed conservation project that is working hard to protect and restore the extremely rare Guaitecas cypress and its ecosystem. For visitors, the park hosts over 130 km of well-built trails, as well as domes, a lodge and backcountry cabins. A description of the hike through this beautiful park. 

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JEINIMENI, CHACABUCO & TAMANGO: Connecting a Future National Park

Wild rivers, rugged mountains, free-roaming guanacos, wind-swept grasslands, rarely-seen huemuls, colorful deciduous forests, prowling pumas, pristine lakes, hidden glaciers, soaring condors and a robust park infrastructure: this is what makes up the future Patagonia National Park.

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BEYOND TORRES DEL PAINE: On the Ultra Fiord Route

"In a way, I didn’t create the level of difficulty; it was made by Patagonia itself." Interview with Stjepan Pavicic, the mind behind the Ultra Fiord and other iconic adventure races in Chilean Patagonia, mixed with the description of our own experience backpacking on an amazing portion of the route. 

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VISITING KARUKINKA: La Paciencia Trail

For those that make the journey, their patience will be rewarded with incredible views of the Darwin Range, rare sightings of Fuegian biodiversity, and vivid emotions that might only be found in the remaining wildernesses of the world. 

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ISLANDS OF BIODIVERSITY: The other "Galápagoses"

Intact ecosystems and their continuous conservation are something that an increasing number of people are willing to pay to witness, and whether for their endemic species, evolutionary importance, or rich biodiversity, many islands around the world claim to be different regions’ “Galápagos”. 

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