Chile is a country full of mountains, deserts, coastline, and everything in between. It's a country that, in my opinion, belongs on everyone's bucket list, whether it's to explore the otherworldly landscapes of the Atacama Desert, sip wine in the valleys, road trip the Carretera Austral, or hike the mountain trails of the W Trek in Torres del Paine National Park. I … [Read more...] about How to Travel Chile on a Budget: The Ultimate Guide
Editor's Note: The following contest is brought to you in partnership with LAN Airlines. If you're not a food lover and Chile-phile before this 9-day trip, you will be after it. Should you be fortunate enough to be the Grand Prize Winner of our Chile a la Carte Sweepstakes, you and a guest will take a trip your palates--and your spirits--will never forget. The trip … [Read more...] about Win a 9-Day Culinary Adventure in Chile
The question came up repeatedly as I prepared to make the biggest trip of my life. Better wine: Chile or Argentina? I asked anyone I could find who had been to both places or were wine lovers like myself, and the responses were split right down the middle, plus one iconoclastic friend who picked Croatia. I was looking forward to finding out for … [Read more...] about Chile vs. Argentina: Which Country Has the Better Wine?
Editor's note: Volcán Villarrica erupted in the early morning of the day this story posted. The volcano's last major eruption was in 1985, according to Chile's Ministry of Mining, with a few smaller ones since then. A last-minute detour became the ultimate challenge. It started almost three years ago in Mendoza, Argentina, when I took the quick bus ride south to the … [Read more...] about Volcán Villarrica: Climbing an Active Volcano in Chile
[F]eaturing over 80 geysers, El Tatio Geyser field in northern Chile is the third largest in the world after Yellowstone and Dolina Giezerov in Russia. At an altitude of 4,300 meters (14,100 feet), it is also one of the highest geyser fields in the world. Getting there from San Pedro de Atacama is easy, if you're willing to accept a 4 AM departure. The Tatio geysers … [Read more...] about Tatio Geysers: A High-Altitude Geothermal Adventure