Before boarding Seaventure in March for our South Atlantic voyage (which we’ve written about here and here), we were able to spend a couple of days in Ushuaia, Argentina – a scenic and charming city at the bottom tip of South America. The world’s southernmost city, Ushuaia is known to most travelers as the jumping-off point for expeditions to the Antarctic peninsula, which lies 1,100 kilometers (680 miles) to the south across the Drake Passage. It’s also a popular stopover for cruise ships that are circumnavigating South America. But Ushuaia is a fantastic destination in its own right. Anchored by Tierra del Fuego National Park, Ushuaia welcomes hikers and lovers of water sports in the summer. In the winter, it’s a mecca for skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing, dog sledding, and other snowy adventures. Another big draw is its wildlife; you don’t have to go far to see huge colonies of marine…

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