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Guest Stories

Running the Patagonia International Marathon with EcoCamp Ambassador Laura Lisowski

Laura Lisowski

I see skies of blue and clouds of white, the bright blessed day, the sacred night

And I think to myself… what a wonderful world.

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky, are also on the faces of people going by.

I see friends shaking hands, saying how do you do.

They’re really saying… I love you.

Love in the wild

Love in the Wild at EcoCamp

Some love stories are so perfect on the paper it makes you want to love and be loved; you see love everywhere, everything is love. Other love stories are so perfect that writing them cannot describe how perfect it was – not even a bit. But who cares – we decided to write this story anyway.

This is the story of David and Tess.

Relaxation in the Elqui Valley

Between negotiating prices, finding accommodation, dealing with language barriers and immersing yourself in a new culture, food, and history; travel can be tiring at times. This week, guest blogger Nicholle gives insight into an ideal destination for the TLC tired travelers need, the eternal Elqui Valley (Valle del Elqui). Here, a world of local wines, piscos, fruits, and alternative therapies blend to create an enticing home away from home in the shadows of the region's famous hills and vast skies. Nicholle tells us more...

Trekking to the Summit of Volcano Villarrica: A Guest Post

Here at Cascada, we love adventuring in skinny ol’ Chile - and we adore hearing from travelers doing the same! Guest blogger Christopher and his hiking boots continue exploring some of the country’s highlighted treks and climbs. Today, he describes his experience ascending Volcano Villarrica, in the Araucanía region. As he details, while the climb is not exclusively for experts, the ascent is steep and crampons and ice picks are necessary. When you reach the top - watch out! - you’ll be standing on the top of an active volcano. In fact, just days ago a preventative warning was issued regarding volcano activity, including restrictions on climbing to certain heights! Not a regular old day, eh? Christopher tells us more...

Visiting Conguillio National Park's Araucaria Forests

Lake Conguillio Chile

Today, guest blogger Christopher leaves the caffeine-charged frenzy of Santiago's busy streets and heads south, where he's treated to a walker's dream in Coguillo National Park. Clear, crisp weather and a feast for the eyes awaited him: from cobalt blue waters, to snowy volcanic peaks, Araucarias and a surprise sighting of one of Chile's most charming feathered friends. Lace up your boots and come along for the hike...

A Laborious Hike in El Enladrillado

Hiking in  El Enladrillado Chile

This guest story is by Christopher, who is traipsing throughout our dear long land with a backpack and boots always at the ready. As a keen hiker, his wanderlust takes him to Chilean nooks which are unknown to many travelers. In this article, he shares with us his explorations of El Enladrillado in the national reserve Altos de Lircay - as well as a few weather surprises he experienced along the way. Let's find out what happened to him...