Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means it’s time to start figuring out how to mark the occasion. But this year, in place of the usual fancy dinner with wine, why not go right to the source of that aphrodisiac libation and spend Valentines in the heart of South American wine culture: Chile’s wine valleys.
Chilean Hometown Glory
There’s much more to Chile than what you read in the guide books. We want to share a little bit of the hidden Chile with you, including real tips from real people. So we’re taking a peep into the hometowns of the Cascada Expediciones’ staff. Our staff come from all over this rich and varied country, from Patagonia in the deep south to the Atacama Desert in the far north, so who better to ask for recommendations when visiting Chile?
January 15th marks the celebration of one of Chile’s most popular summer drinks: melon con vino, or melon with wine.
Pop open the bubbly and raise a glass, it’s New Year’s Eve!
All around the world, many countries and cultures have their own regional ways to ring in the new year. For Chileans, it’s an occasion to party and be merry until the wee hours of the morning, drink traditional drinks like cola de mono, travel to the coast to see Valparaiso’s annual fireworks or watch the fireworks in their hometowns, and run through a laundry list of customs to ensure a prosperous and successful coming year.
Deck the halls and light the lights, it’s that special time of year!
Countries around the world each have their own unique holiday traditions, and Chile knows exactly how to celebrate this joyous season. But you’ll find no White Christmases here (but lots of cheer!). With the holiday season taking place during the Southern Hemisphere’s summer, instead of chilly weather and warm fires, holiday revelers enjoy their shopping and festivities in warm, sunny weather, cooling off with trips to the beach or seasonal foods and beverages.
At the Cascada Expediciones offices it is pretty standard for the team to rock up to work in hiking boots or sports gear, even though we are situated in the middle of the Santiago business district - we just like to feel as though we are ready for anything.
Whatever these drizzly skies might have us believe, spring is most certainly on its way in Chile, so let's take a look at a fabulous beach-based day trip from Santiago!
Recently named American Capital of Culture for 2016, we shine the spotlight on Valdivia and give you the top ten reasons you should have this city right up there on your to-visit list!
Six new UNESCO Living Human Treasures have been named in Chile - so let's grab a spade and uncover our buried gold!
Roseanne says goodbye to Cascada and to Santiago de Chile with a round-up of her 10 most memorable experiences in Chile's capital!