About the Author

Fernando Diez
Marketing Director at Quasar Expeditions

Hi, I am Fernando and travel is my passion. This passion began with my first trip to the Galapagos Islands in 1986 and later became my work when I started working at Quasar Expeditions. Now the Marketing Director for Quasar and responsible for the creation of the Patagonia Project in Chile, my passion for travel continues to grow to new and exciting destinations in South America.


Small Steps Towards Achieving Zero Waste Travel
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In recent decades, the need to preserve our beautiful planet and live sustainably has become ever more prevalent. Reducing, reusing and recycling are three easy elements that are being adopted in all aspects of life – these small changes working towards a larger goal of zero waste. This refers to …


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Fires are not common in Torres del Paine, but when they occur they can be a big problem. Dry summers along with persistent strong winds are perfect for a Torres del Paine fire to propagate quickly as the flames are carried by the wind and…

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It was a very sad day for Patagonia. Douglas Tompkins, an American conservationist, outdoors man, philanthropist, filmmaker, agriculturalist, and businessman; died Tuesday, December 8th, 2015 from severe hypothermia in a kayaking accident, Chilean authorities said. The Aysen health service said the 72-year-old Douglas Tompkins, who…

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Massive Whale Die-Off in Patagonia has become the topic of residents and scientists over the past few months. National Geographic recently released an article on the shocking news of the discovery of the corpses of 337 dead sei whales in Chile’s southern Patagonia (in a…

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After almost 30 years of creating Memories For A Lifetime for thousands of demanding travelers, Quasar Expeditions knows exactly what it takes to accomplish this: lots of meticulous planning combined with whimsical spontaneity. However, this not only applies to the wonderful experiences, gastronomy, activities, and…

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The Perito Moreno Glacier, located in Argentina’s Los Glaciares National Park, is a glacier visited on Quasar Expeditions’ 9 Day Overland Safari adventures. This glacier is one of only 3 Patagonian glaciers that are still growing and advancing today, while all other glaciers in the…

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The island of Santa Cruz within the Galápagos Islands has not one but two distinct species of giant tortoise, a new genetic study finds. This is the new Galapagos Giant Tortoise species that was discovered recently. For years, researchers thought that the giant tortoises living…

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