Travel Video of the Week: Insane POV Mountain Biking in Chile
2015.03.17 — It seems like every time there’s an insane adventure video on YouTube, the folks at Red Bull are behind it. This video, in which one of their mountain bikers straps a GoPro camera to his??helmet and takes off through the hills and streets of V ...
Tasting Notes | Alma de Chile Carmenere Private Reserve
2015.03.16 — Alma de Chile Carmen??re Private Reserve from Aconcagua, Chile. Vintage: 2011 This was a cool a find. A red berry and vegetable-forward red wine, the Alma de Chile Carmenere Private Reserve is sourced from grapes in the Aconcagua Valley, Chile. ??Gro ...
Here it is Villarrica | The volcano that just awakened in Chile
2015.03.15 — Chile sleeps on a bed of volcanoes. And some days ago it??woke up with the new eruption of one of them, Villarrica. The umpteenth??and never last manifestation of fire and lava in the second largest and most active volcanic chain in the world. The Vi ...
Border Crossing Guide in South America – Peru, Bolivia and Chile
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2015.03.10 — One of the favourite traveler routes through South America starts in Lima, Peru, snakes down the coastline through beaches, deserts and sand dunes before entering the Andean mountains of Cusco and Machu Picchu. From there it’s only a short bus& ...
I Heart My City: Trevor’s Santiago de Compostela
In 2013, Trevor Huxham left Texas for Santiago de Compostela and never looked back. Now an English teacher at a bilingual school, Trevor spends his extracurricular time cataloguing the many pleasures of Santiago de Compostela on his blog,??A Texan in ...
Volc??n Villarrica: Climbing an Active Volcano in Chile
A view of Volc??n Villarrica from Puc??n A last-minute detour became the ultimate challenge. It started in Mendoza, Argentina, when I took the quick bus ride south to the town of Maip?? to rent a bicycle and do a wine tasting tour. I met ...
Travel News: New Hotels, Ski Trips & Vacation Ideas in Chile
2015.03.01 — Visitor arrivals to Chile are on the rise, with 16 percent growth from the U.S. market in December, year-on-year, as North American travelers escape the cold with a warm??South American summer. Here is some of the latest travel and tourism news from ...
Hotel Manquehue – Luxury in Puerto Montt, Patagonia
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2015.02.22 — Like this hotel? Get the best deals??here with Booking.com There is also a sister hotel in Santiago – Manquehue Santiago Sea View of Puerto Montt from the Hotel When you arrive in Puerto Montt, you quickly realise that you’re not.. ...
Foto Ruta Santiago
2015.02.19 — On Christmas Eve day, I met with a wonderful lady named Cat, who leads??the Santiago Foto Ruta tour. Since it was a holiday, I was the only one who had signed up for the tour. Cat is a photographer from England who moved to Chile, and Foto Ruta is a ...
TRAVEL DEALS: $900 Off Peru Tours, 2-for-1 Chile Vacations, Legal Cuba Tours
2015.02.19 — Winter isn’t even wrapped up yet in the northern hemisphere, but it’s already time to start thinking about that next big ski vacation south of the Equator — namely, in Chile, where the months of July and August are great times to hi ...
Ultimate Female Packing List for the Camino de Santiago
The following Camino de Santiago packing list has been tried and tested by Nicolette Shearer. See all packing list posts here. On August 27, 2014, I began a journey that forever changed my life, even though I declared it would not. The Camino de San ...
Getting to Know Santiago
On Tuesday we took a free walking tour of Santiago. It was great to learn the background of all the things we’d been seeing, and it was a bummer we didn’t take the tour earlier, because our guide had some great recommendations of things t ...
Valparaiso and Camping in the Andes
Saturday we had free, so we decided to take the bus to the nearby port city of Valparaiso, as we had heard it was a must see. I had the foresight to take some screenshots of the Wikitravel page on my phone ahead of time, so that when we didn’t ...
Million Ways to Live: Chile & Argentina
As expected, there have been plenty of ups and downs during our trip thus far, a beautiful combination of hook-ups and rip-offs that have a way of balancing each other out. As a group, we try not to dwell too long on the rip-offs or get too high on ...
A waterfall off the beaten path in Pucon, Chile.
They said, “only a few make it, but those that do are rewarded with the most amazing experience ever.” Bajajajaja just kidding no that’s not how this starts. This isn’t like The Beach, but I thought I sure was on the same adve ...
The things you learn about dogs and cats in the supermarket (in Chile)
How do you call a cat? In the United States, we make kind of a psss psss psss psss sound. I often make a more of a clicking sound, which one time in Cuernavaca, in Mexico, I was told by a groundskeeper, is how you call a rabbit. Which seems odd, beca ...
Puerto Tranquilo – The heart of Aysen, Chilean Patagonia
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2015.01.31 — Puerto Tranquilo is a sleepy, lakeside town in the heart of Aysen, Patagonia; home to the Northern and Southern Patagonian Ice-fields, as well as the largest lake in Chile, Lago... The post Puerto Tranquilo – The heart of Aysen, Chi ...
People of Santiago (Ciao Chile!)
I was actually sad to leave Chile. I really enjoyed Valpara??so, and I felt very comfortable in Santiago. The city had everything I enjoy as a traveler: culture, art, parks, sights, pedestrian streets, interesting people and more. I still have unansw ...