chile Travel Blogs
New Mexico: A land enchanted by chile peppers
2014.04.18 — They're more than "just a condiment" —they're a way of spicing up life.
Dulce de Leche Overload in Argentina and Chile
2014.04.17 — Dulce de leche is an iconic South American flavor. Milk and sugar cooked until the mixture is intensely creamy, rich, and caramelized- what’s not to love?Over the past two months that we’ve spent in Chile and Argentina, we’ve consid ...
CHILE: A country of contrasts
2014.04.12 — The word “Chile” is derived from the Mapuche word “chili” which means “where the land ends,” which is appropriate as the country lays in the western tip of South America. On the west, the country has over 5,000 kil ...
Frugal Guide to Santiago
2014.04.11 — Surrounded by the Andes Mountains and close to the Pacific Ocean, Chile’s capital is a great place to visit if you’re looking for city life and the opportunity to explore a bit of nature. The city’s downtown area has a rich history, ...
Behind Chile’s Magical Colchagua Valley
2014.04.11 — During the September 18 Fiestas Patrias last year, we decided to take a train to the Valle de Colchagua. Several of Chile’s central valleys have been given over to vineyards, and the Colchagua Valley in particular has gained international reno ...
C is for Chile! (A-Z Blogging Challenge)
2014.04.03 — With over 6400 kilometers of coastline, I always think of water when I think of Chile. We visited Chile mainly because we’d had a high school exchange student from there live with us in Alaska for one year and we wanted to visit ...
The Lure of Santiago de Compostela
2014.04.01 — 5 Fun Things to Do on a Visit to Santiago de Compostela written by: sasiprakash05 One reason why foreigners flock to Spain is to join the pilgrims, one of which is the Camino de Santiago. If you have joined this or planning to join this, you should ...
Tierra del Fuego, Primera Parte.
2014.03.30 — Punta Arenas-Porvenir-King Penguins-Cameron-Pampa Guanaco. Only the last stretch of my Patagonian journey remains…??It seems hard to believe, but I’ve actually dreamt of making this traveler’s pilgrimage to??Tierra del Fuego – ...
Brokepack Mountain—a Guide to Backpacking Chile on the Cheap
2014.03.26 — Chile should be on every backpacker’s list. It’s beautiful, it’s affordable, and it’s a challenge that doesn’t come without its rewards. When you go (and you should), there are a few surefire ways to keep your cost down ...
Shriveled like a sun-dried tomato in the Santiago sun
2014.03.21 — The sun in Santiago wants to kill me. Of this I am convinced. Every year I tell the quirky little tale of how I think there are four seasons in Santiago. And they are fall, spring, summer one and summer two. Summer two, I explain, to anyone who will ...
Animal Rights and Why Chile Upset Me
2014.03.18 — I’m the first to admit that I’m a bleeding heart when it comes to animals. I own three dogs and throughout my life animals of almost any ilk have captured my heart. That being said, I’m not fanatical about it. I don’t support ...
Coming Home to Santiago, Where I've Been All Along
2014.03.18 — I was never enchanted by Santiago. From above, the dense, brown smog makes it hard to see the city at all, let alone the Andes. The architecture is bland, poorly maintained and out of place. Even Plaza de Arma's historic cathedral stands in the depr ...
Puerto Natales, Chile.
2014.03.17 — A few stray photos needed a home, so here they are… This is the stretch of ‘ripio’ from the border post of Cerro Castillo to Puerto Natales, that skirts just south of the Torres del Paine National Park. The distance is just a 100km ...
No More Visa for U.S. Travel to Chile: Here are 5 Ways to Celebrate
2014.03.16 — The fact that the United States government is adding Chile to its Visa Waiver Program (VWP) is good news for U.S. citizens planning travel to Chile as well. Because now, U.S. passport holders visiting Chile are (as of February 26, 2014) are exempt fr ...
Torres del Paine National Park, Chilean Patagonia.
2014.03.16 — This last week, I’ve swapped fat tyres for trekking poles, hiking through the Torres del Paine National Park – a startling land of granite towers, emerald lakes, clear streams, verdant forests, and seas of aquamarine glaciers. Plus, a con ...
Camino de Santiago planning: Getting my pilgrim credential
2014.03.14 — As planning for my September Camino de Santiago progresses, I’m ticking off the to-do items on my ever-shortening packing list.* In addition to a government-issued passport to enter Spain, pilgrims require a??credencial that gets stamped at eve ...
Sesion de Engagement Santiago
2014.03.07 — 8 days. Cannot. WAIT. <3 Trini and Felipe <3?? The post Sesion de Engagement Santiago appeared first on Kyle Hepp.
Walking The Way. El Camino de Santiago de Compostela
2014.03.05 — [">] by Cynthia English The first step on my camino was in an obscure room in the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg, Germany on a bleak snow-shower day in December. A black cape and hat of felt trimmed with perfectly unif ...
Chile’s 4 Unique Accommodations
2014.03.03 — Chile is just a thin strip of land which is located between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes mountains. The country’s sandwiched location did work to its advantage and today, it happens to be the home of the most unique accommodations in South A ...
The Livable Capitals: Santiago, Bern and Berlin
2014.03.03 — As I listed the capital cities I have visited, I kept thinking which would could be the “most livable.”?? Livable, for me, means not an intense place, not one with millions of tourists ruining summer months, with character, and some great ...