Patagonia

Whether you’re heading for Mustique, Montana or Machu Picchu this winter, there’s a bag to make your travels easier. Here are 10 standouts in this highly competitive market. Patagonia Lightweight Travel Tote Pack 22L A daypack for your exploration of Dublin, Paris or Prague? A knapsack for beach excursions on

By Jules Older   Photos by Effin Older Wherever you travel, you travel with stuff. From the shirt on your back to the shades on your eyes, the socks on your feet to the poles in your hands … stuff. This is about stuff that adds to your traveling pleasure. Starting with,

  By Christopher Solomon   In Argentina, a country lousy with world-class trout rivers, the Rio Limay may be the most remarkable. It’s been called the most mysterious. Much of the 240-mile river is very good fishing. But the stretch known as the Limay Medio (the Middle Limay), with its

More and more travelers are embracing fitness, adventure and active pursuits while on vacation, but this does not have to mean sacrificing luxury, service, cuisine or creature comforts. At a handful of the world’s top adventure-centric resorts and lodges, working up a real sweat can be followed by a cool

  What’s the Deal: explora is an innovative Chile-based adventure travel company. They are waving the single supplement for solo travelers at all of their lodge destinations, located in the unexplored regions of South America, through the upcoming travel season. Details: Travel solo and enjoy the same rate charged per person

  THE BACKGROUND: If you haven’t heard of explora, you may still have seen the iconic pictures of a remote lodge with the peaks of the snow covered Torres del Paine rising before it (above). explora basically created the high end adventure lodge when it opened this property in Patagonia

  By Steve Jermanok Torres del Paine National Park in southern Chile is a twisted mass of monoliths and hoodoos that rise sharply from the dry Patagonian steppe, a stunning glacial landscape where guanacos (orange and white-colored members of the llama family), rheas (ostriches), and flamingos congregate near watering holes.

After this difficult year, it's a safe bet that everyone needs some cheer during the holidays. Here are a five suggestions to bring much needed smiles to the travelers on your list … GIVE BACK There are hundreds of charitable organizations that aim to benefit people in the developing world.