Traveling to the Azores Archipelago

Traveling to the Azores Archipelago
I am currently on a train heading to Vancouver to catch my flight to the Azores. The Azores is one of the two autonomous regions of Portugal, an archipelago composed of nine volcanic islands in the North Atlantic Ocean about 850 mi west of continental Portugal. Wildland doesn't currently go to Azores but my mission to find out everything these...
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Glacier Trekking in Patagonia: Viedma vs Perito Moreno

Glacier Trekking in Patagonia: Viedma vs Perito Moreno
There are few places in the world that offer such easy access to glaciers as Patagonia. With some of the largest glaciers in the world the fact that you can boat to, fly over, and even walk on these glaciers is incredible. Glacier trekking is a unique way to see these forces of nature from an entirely different vantage point. In Argentina, there ar...
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Why You Should Be Planning Your Trip to Brazil Now

Why You Should Be Planning Your Trip to Brazil Now
During the past year, I had the mind-blowing opportunity to spend almost two collective months on adventure trips in Brazil . Between sleeping in the Amazon canopy, working with local communities, trail running with monkeys, experiencing the Pantaneiro (cowboy) lifestyle in the wetlands, spelunking into caves, snorkeling in crystal clear rivers, admiring vibrant street art over a few cold cervejas with locals in the hip urban centers and trekking through ancient mountains and small villages lost in time, Brazil quickly stole my heart and has become one of my new personal favorite destinations. This massive country has so much to offer and has somehow managed to fly under the radar for far too long. This summer (June-September) is the ultimate chance for travelers hungry for unrivaled adventure to come and see what Brazil is all about (and it’s a lot more than Carnival and Rio de Janeiro!). Whether you travel to Brazil...
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Redefining Adventure in Brazil’s Wild West (Part 2)

Redefining Adventure in Brazil’s Wild West (Part 2)
Here is part one if you haven't already read it:  Redefining Adventure in Brazil’s Wild West (Part 1) Prying ourselves away from the majesty of the Pantanal’s landscapes and warmhearted people was a difficult task. To ease the pain of separation, we were surprised with a traditional Pantaneiro lunch of epic proportions at the charming Recanto Vale do Sol. Greeted by a live local samba band, grilled meats galore, a refreshing swimming pool for a mid-day dip and bottomless caipirinhas, we were instantly reminded that there is no time to be forlorn in Brazil, because the best always yet to come! The second half of our adventures in Brazil was based from the adventure heaven of Bonito- an ecotourism paradise chock full of natural attractions and rich in culture. Crystal clear rivers, cascading waterfalls, epic caves, abundant wildlife, tempting culinary delights, and a strong sense of community make this area utterly...
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Redefining Adventure in Brazil’s Wild West (Part 1)

Redefining Adventure in Brazil’s Wild West (Part 1)
Vibrant sunsets, pastel sunrises, crystal clear waters, scuba diving, caving, country cycling, wildlife spotting and a real taste of the Pantaneiro (Brazilian cowboy) way of life: welcome to Brazil’s Wild West. Last month, I had the extraordinary opportunity to explore Mato Grosso do Sul on the Adventure Travel and Trade Association’s Adventure Week in Brazil . In ten days we covered two spectacular areas brimming with adventure, unique landscapes, quaint colonial towns, rustic ranches, charismatic people and the most tantalizing food! Our journey began in Corumba, a charming frontier town in the South Pantanal, seated on the mighty Paraguay River. The Pantanal , the largest continuous wetland on the planet, declared an UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve, is South America's primary wildlife sanctuary. With a total area of approximately 58,000 square miles, the Pantanal marks the heart of the South American continent and brings together several diverse regions:...
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