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Travel news, holiday tips, Chilean culture & history, how to travel in style and be eco chic along the way! The Cascada Travel Blog features interesting vacation and fun facts which can help you with your travel plans or give you an insight into something fresh. Any ideas you'd like to see written about meet our Communications Team. If you're keen to get Cascada travel blog updates subscribe to our Feed Feed or via Email.

Win a Trip to Patagonia and the Antarctic Peninsula

September 2, 2014 - 14:25
Turbodown Contest

Win a trip to Southern Patagonia in Chile and the Antarctic with Columbia. Get round-trip flights for two from the USA with LAN Airlines, with five days at EcoCamp Patagonia, hiking the W Trek in Chile's Torres del Paine National Park and ten days on a Quark Expeditions Polar Adventure. All this, plus new Columbia Sportswear TurboDown™ gear to keep you warm! 

Empanadas All Wrapped Up

August 26, 2014 - 14:54

If you’ve been lucky enough to spend any amount of time in Chile,  you’ve more likely than not sunk your teeth hungrily into a piping hot empanada - South America’s delicious and very convincing answer to the Cornish pasty! Fabulous for famished wayfarers on the go, it seems high time that we give these pastry parcels the recognition they deserve, stealing a bite of this important slice of Chilean cultural history!

7 Things Just Before You Go!

August 25, 2014 - 14:23

We love to give you ideas of where you should go and what you should do once you are away, just as if dropping everything were the easiest thing in the world... but we all know that life is never quite that simple, and we also know precisely how nerve-racking it can be to bid farewell to your flat, bungalow, mansion, houseboat... wherever you lay your hat and call home! So we’ve compiled the ultimate list of musts and must-nots of keeping your houses... safe as houses!

A day out in Cajón del Maipo

August 22, 2014 - 09:51

There’s no denying that Santiago is a city which really delivers when it comes to day trips - your only trouble is deciding where to go and what to do! This weekend, I plumped for Cajón del Maipo - lying to the southeast of the city, this canyon offers myriad options for everyone, from the most daring thrill-seeker, to the more sedate sightseer.