Chris Moss

Chris Moss was born in Lancashire and after studying Theology and English Literature at King’s College, London and Liverpool University, he went to live in Buenos Aires. After six years working as a teacher, he began to write for the local English-language daily, the Buenos Aires Herald, and filed stories on arts and culture in Argentina for the UK and US press. He also helped set up a magazine for the homeless, Hecho en Buenos Aires, and wrote and co-edited Time Out guides to Buenos Aires and Patagonia.

On returning to the UK in 2001 after a decade overseas, he realised most editors wanted to send him back to Buenos Aires. He has returned to Argentina many times and has also been to every South American country at least once, and to Central America and the Caribbean several times too. His travel writing, for Wanderlust, the Daily Telegraph and Financial Times, among others, has also taken him to Kamchatka, Altai, Greenland and South Georgia, as well as every corner of Spain – his preferred short-haul escape. Between trips he has worked on the staff of the Daily Telegraph and Time Out magazine, London.

He is the author of Patagonia: A Cultural History (Signal, 2008) and is writing a novel about Buenos Aires. He has contributed to more than twenty guidebooks, as editor and/or writer and has been awarded prizes by the Latin American Travel Association, Visit England and the British Travel Press Awards.

Website: www.chris-moss.net

Twitter: @traveloguer

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How to do Costa Rica - 8 independent itineraries for exploring the country

From active volcanoes to white sands and wildlife-packed forests, Costa Rica is a playground for surfing, snorkelling and even cowboy adventures. Our handy guide will show you how to see the best of the country

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9 independent adventures in Patagonia

From glaciers and peaks to whales and Welsh heritage: discover Patagonia's most exciting adventures

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Coffee and culture in Colombia

With verdant plantations, laid-back haciendas and vivacious nightlife, there's far more to Colombia than the trigger-happy stereotype

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How the other half lives

Chris Moss takes a look at how to keep your 'pesos in your pockets' in Buenos Aires.

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The road less travelled

Meandering roads, national parks and huge ice fields, this is Chile at it's best.

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Beijing's top 10 experiences

China's capital can be overwhelming: get orientated with our guide to the city's essential Top 10

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A fiery tour of Russia's Kamchatka peninsula

Volcanoes, bears, military choppers and Bond-style scientists combine in Russia's dramatic far east

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Argentina travel blueprint: the trip of a lifetime

Stretching from the Tropic of Capricorn to the fringes of the Antarctic, Argentina has it all – wilderness and wine, peaks and penguins, cosmopolitan cities and hard-bitten cowboys. Dig out the best bits with the help of our blueprint guide

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To the ends of the earth: Tierra del Fuego, Chile

The voyage to Cape Horn, the southern tip of Chile, isn’t as risky as in Darwin’s day, but the sub-polar wonders and ghosts of natives make a potent cocktail

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New Zealand by bike

Are you a gentle pedaller? Tough offroader? Somewhere in the middle? The North Island has a route for all riders...

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Hiking across Maria Island, Tasmania

Chris Moss discovers a stroll across a small island off Tasmania offers the perfect apéritif to Australia

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Road trip Patagonia

2,300km. 13,000-year-old hands. Gauchos. Guanacos. Glaciers still growing. Estancias still shearing. Lakes. Peaks. And mile upon mile of epic emptiness... Welcome to Argentina’s wildest highway...

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First 24 hours: Buenos Aires, Argentina

With a mix of European edge, Latino flair, elegant boulevards and gritty backstreets, Argentina’s capital city is worth more than 24-hours of your time if you can spare it, reckons former resident Chris Moss

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Belize on a budget

There are two Belizes. There’s the pricy, packaged resort one. But then there’s budget Belize, which combines world-class snorkelling and indigenous culture, and offers a more in-depth look at this diverse country

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Road trip through Central America

There’s no better way to experience the diversity and authenticity of Central America than a road trip along the legendary Carretera Panamericana

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Cuba: the new revolution?

Cuba is on the verge of monumental change – but what do the locals make of it? Stay in the island’s network of homestays to find out

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A spiritual trip to wild Bolivia and Peru

From fashionable La Paz to the ruin-scattered islands of Lake Titicaca... Explore the spiritual home of the Aymara on a trip across Bolivia and Peru’s wild altiplano

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Discovering beauty and wildlife in Paraguay's little known green paradise

Paraguay might lack the well-known sights of South America’s big hitters. However, Chris Moss finds an unmissable and forgotten world amid Chaco's wetlands and wildlife

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Discovering Buenos Aires' wild side and fascinating wildlife

The urban rhythms of Argentina’s capital enthral many – but scratch beneath its concrete façade to discover wild reserves, untamed delta and a magical taste of pampas life

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Trip Planner: Explore Chile's desert, Andes and coast with our handy guide

Now easier to get to from the UK than ever before with direct flights, it's time to take advantage of sun-kissed Pacific coast, wild arid desert and epic Andean peaks with our handy Chile guide

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Searching the Songlines - discovering hiking trails, aboriginal culture and wildlife in Northern Australia

On the 30th anniversary of Bruce Chatwin’s inspiring travelogue, Songlines, we delve into Australia’s Aboriginal heartlands to explore its ancient trails

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How to tango like a pro in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Which shoes to wear? Which direction to dance in? Tango in Buenos Aires is more complicated than you might think - so here's how to put your best foot forward

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Tango time! Dancing in the streets of Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is a city that moves to the rhythms of tango, so what better way to discover a new side to the capital than by joining the dance?

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First 24 hours in Nashville, USA

As the first direct flights from the UK land in the neon glitz of honky tonk Nashville, discover a growing city that moves to a different rhythm entirely...

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How to spend your first 24 hours in San José, Costa Rica

So often a hub for exploring Costa Rica’s volcanoes and cloud forests, the vibrant city of San José is more than a pit-stop to get your bearings. Here's how to fill a day in the country's capital.

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10 great Latin American road trips

Latin America was built for road trips, with huge open roads, classic cars and some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Here are 10 great routes that take you across the continent…

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8 exciting foodie experiences in Latin America

Food, more than perhaps any other travel experience, connects us with a destination in a natural and deeply enjoyable way, whether the main purpose of a trip or a lovely sub plot...

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Natural selection: 7 wonders of the Galápagos Islands

Live out the Galápagos dream with a visit to this land of some of the world's most diverse marine life, Darwin's legendary Theory of Natural Selection, and pristine landscapes that you've never seen before

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7 wild wonders of Patagonia you need to experience

Road trip Chile's epic coastal highways, be awe-inspired by otherworldly glaciers in Argentina and spot wildlife wonders on a journey to the end of the world. These are Patagonia's best highlights...

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9 off-beat Latin American experiences – how many have you ticked off?

Get your caffeine kick in Colombia, trek full-circuit in Chile and wind down with vino in Argentina – explore Central and South America anew with these crowd-free and fun-guaranteed activities...

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Short break: Ljubljana, Slovenia

Swathed in forest and surrounded by Alpine peaks, Ljubljana is green in more ways than one, finds Chris Moss, as he explores Slovenia’s newly crowned eco-capital...

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