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Invading the Beauties and Treasures of Patagonia

South America - Ross French - April 8, 2018

The Patagonia trip is perfectly relaxing and of the top-notch quality. Patagonia is the most encompassing region, and it holds the extensive southernmost tip part of South America. Here you find both Chile and Argentina and the Andes Mountain acts as the dividing line. If you are looking for best holiday destination ideas then a trip to the place would be perfect.

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The Argentine side of Patagonia comprises of the arid steppes. There are more of grasslands and deserts. Patagonia trip is made perfect with the glacial fjords and the temperate sort of rainforests. The famous Argentine Whale-watch in Puerto Madryn

RN-40 highway passes through the land, and this makes Patagonia ideal for tourism.

As part of the Patagonia trip you can settle for whale watching, and for this, the best destination is Puerto Madryn. The climate here is warm, and the area is enclosed with the water bodies along Golfo Nuevo, Golfo San José, and even the coastline area close to Caleta Valdés.

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The Patagonia trip is just exciting. You have the best things to see in this special aquatic destination. The best time to be here is from June to middle of December. A whale watching trip at the place will not take more than an hour. It is just too exciting to join the crew and go for whale watching.

  • External Adventures at El Chaltén

You would love to go for the external adventures as part of the Patagonia trip. For this, you can be at El Chaltén. This is the area surrounded by mountains, and this makes the spot just ideal for hiking, rock climbing, and horseback riding.

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Patagonia trip is made fantastic by being here. You can ride on a horse and enter the pretty valley of Río de las Vueltas. The rest is just stupendous for you to enjoy and encompass at the same time.

  • Dinosaur Discovery at Palaeontology Museum

Patagonia trip is really going to be wonderful with the dinosaur discovery at Palaeontology Museum. Here you get to see the fossils of this extinct animal. There is the natural history museum for you to discover some of the finest natural stuff.

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When on a Patagonia trip you must be sure to be at the destination so special. Here you can discover more than 1700 fossils, and you can even watch out for the remains of the plant and the marine life. This is a three hours tour as you have many things to see at the same time.

  • Walking with the Prehistoric Creatures

When planning for Patagonia trip you should always make sure to have a walk with the prehistoric stuff. When visiting northwest Patagonia you would be happy to discover the Dinosaur Route. Here it is surely going to be a wonderful adventure for you.

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When walking through the route as part of the Patagonia trip you will find the skeletons of the biggest dinosaurs. The visit is sensational and exciting. In fact, the route is a mystery till date and people are trying to find out the newest truths about the destination so interesting.

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8 Reasons to Visit the USA this Spring

Central America, North America, South America, Travel Blog - Ross French - March 10, 2017


The USA has a diverse climate, ranging from hot and humid to below freezing point. Many travellers who plan to visit America need to be well-informed about its varying climate. However, the spring months between March to May is a perfect time to visit the US.

Since each geographical region in the US is different, visitors can experience a generally mild and pleasant climate in all regions during spring time. In the Northeast and Middle Atlantic states such as New York, Pennsylvania, and Connecticut, spring is mild and beautiful. In the Central Plains region of Kansas and Nebraska, spring is short and pleasant, and in the Southeast states like Louisiana, Florida, Georgia, and Tennessee, spring time is awash with colourful blooms.

Here are 8 great reasons to visit the USA this spring. Choose the most compelling reason, plan a trip well, take our travel insurance, and go have your spring adventure.

1.Portland Rose Festival – Portland, Oregon

Portland’s weather in April, May, and June brings spring showers to the city, which is why it is an ideal place for roses to thrive. Every year, the city of Portland celebrates spring with their signature festival, the Portland Rose Festival. Known as the “City of Roses”, you also get to see and smell thousands of rose varieties all-abloom at the International Rose Test Garden. In April, Portland also hosts the Wooden Shoe Tulip Festival, where visitors get to see 40 acres of tulips and daffodils in bloom in an event which also includes food, wine, and pony rides.

2.Historic Sights and Beautiful Beach – Cape May, New Jersey

Recognized as one of America’s best beaches, Cape May is a historical seaside town in New Jersey. Being one of the oldest resort towns in the US, the town is dotted with Victorian architecture and it is also a top bird-watching location. Spring is the best time to relax in this beach town, before the summer residents and holidaymakers descend.

3.National Cherry Blossom Festival – Washington, D.C.

From late March to early April, the country’s capital Washington, D.C. is awash with wonderful cherry blossoms. This is why the city celebrates the National Cherry Blossom Festival every year. The mild weather is also perfect for bike rides, moonlit river cruises, and walking around the city where many attractions are free, including the National Archives and the Capitol building.

4.Yosemite National Park – California, USA

Spring time is the perfect season to view the stunning waterfalls at Yosemite National Park. Since warmer weather are starting to melt the snow, you will encounter the gushing falls at its most powerful as you hike through snow-free Yosemite Valley and Hetch Hetchy, which are already snow-free by April. The tourist crowd has not arrived yet, so you get the feeling that you have the vast park to yourself. Weather in the Yosemite Valley is quite variable, though, and lightning-caused fires may sometimes occur. To protect yourself from these calamities, it is best to get proper travel insurance coverage before visiting the park.

5.Post Mardi Gras – New Orleans, Louisiana

When the revellers of Mardi Gras have come and gone, New Orleans still has a lot of fun. Springtime is the best time to visit with its cool weather and list of music festivals and outdoor concerts such as the French Quarter Fest. It is also great to walk around the city and see its best sights by foot. Spring is also crawfish season. You haven’t experienced New Orleans if you haven’t tried boiled crawfish!

6.Santa Fe, New Mexico

The weather in Santa Fe can get extremely hot in the summer, so spring time is an ideal time to visit and appreciate the city’s sweeping view of the desert and its artistic and cultural vibe. This city of art and culture is also an ideal place to visit if you’re into old churches, and interesting architecture.

7.Sedona, Arizona

Sedona is bordered with 1 million acres of forest land, and many people visit this place for its stunning skyline and sandstone colour palettes, which range from burnt orange to mustard yellow. Summer time is stifling hot, but March to May has ideal temperatures. The place is in full bloom with stunning desert flora, and it is an ideal time to engage in outdoor activities.

8.Great American Road trip – Skyline Drive, Virginia

America is known for its vast, scenic highways, and while there are many beautiful highways in this great country, one of the best routes to drive through in spring is 105 miles (169 kilometres) of Skyline Drive, which stretches through Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. Spring adds blooming flowers to the landscape. The National Park hosts the yearly Wildflower Weekend to showcase its more than 1,000 species of plants.

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New York City Water Taxi Around the Island of Manhattan

Central America, North America, South America, Travel Blog - Ross French - December 3, 2015

This is one of the best ways to start your trip in New York City. What could be better than touring around the island of Manhattan in a Water Taxi? It’s a hop on / hop off tour like many busses are in any major city. But with this one you are on a boat in New York Harbor.

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6 Reasons Why Hilton Head Is the Perfect Place for Golfers

South America, Travel Blog - Ross French - July 24, 2015

Hilton Head Island, often referred to simply as “Hilton Head” is a low country resort town situated just 20 miles from Savannah and 95 miles from Charleston. Known for its beaches, vibrant summer life, and rich pre-colonial history, Hilton Head is also popular amongst golfers and golf-enthusiasts. Check out our list below to see why!

1. Heritage Golf Classic

Founded in 1969, the Heritage Golf Classic, or “The Heritage” as it has come to be known, is one of only five invitational-only golf tournaments in the country. Set against the luxurious background of the Sea Pines Resort each April, The Heritage brings together high-profile golfers from around the world to help raise millions of dollars for charity organizations and universities.

2. Harbor Town Golf Links

Iconic for its rolling greens and vistas dotted with striped lighthouses, the Harbor Town Golf Links is a classic Hilton Head course. Legends and novices alike have stomped these grounds, especially in the spring when the greats come to compete in the Heritage Golf Classic. A round at this course comes with a hefty price tag, but for the true golf-enthusiast, the experience is well worth it.

3. May River at Palmetto Bluff

Named best new golf course in 2005 by the South Carolina Course Ratings Panel, the May River Golf Club is truly a sight to be seen. Winding along the river at Palmetto Bluff, the course is full of verdant, lush greenery. Open year round, this golf course is great for beginners and experts alike.

4. Heron Point

Located on the grounds of the Sea Pines Resort, Heron Point is the perfect course for the golfer looking for an exhilarating challenge. Designed by Pete Dye in 2007, the course is known for its dramatic shifts in elevation and angle, which provide the seasoned golfer with a bevy of thrilling obstacles.

5. Hilton Head National

Consistently voted as one of the best golf courses in the low country, Hilton Head National is a course that truly celebrates golf. Free of homes, verandas or other structures, the 300 acre course is full of the serenity that can only be found in the gentle hush of a breeze through trees or the lapping of water against the shore. For golfers, the National is just about as close to Heaven as you can get.

6. Oyster Reef

A favorite amongst locals and tourists, Oyster Reef is that special course that blends difficulty with beauty, nature with modern amenities. While it has its tricky passes and more than its fair share of dynamic elevation shifts, Oyster Reef is a great spot for any golf-enthusiast regardless of experience level.

This post was posted by Fiona Moriarty on Hipmunk’s Tailwind blog on June 5, 2015

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Las Vegas Strip Map (Infographic)

South America, Travel Blog - Ross French - June 20, 2015

It’s generally hip to gather on the Strip. It’s the electric spine of a fabulous town that lives on chills, rushes and an enduring buzz. The Las Vegas Strip is by one means or another all that you anticipate that it will be, yet at the same time figures out how to astound. Bounce on and appreciate the ride.

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You’ll need to pick a home base – a spot to store your bag and change into your gathering shoes. There are a mixed bag of Las Vegas Strip inns for each taste, subject and value point. What’s more, they’re all advantageous to pretty much everything. On the Strip, area is everything. The Strip is everything. What’s more, every area is incredible.

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