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.
It’s a new year, which means that around the world, people are making resolutions to better themselves.
The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is getting in on the action, designating 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development.
When poet Pablo Neruda wrote about the bright stars and night sky of his beloved Chile, he used simple but strong phrases, evoking color and movement. With a few words - “...the night sky is full of stars, and the stars, blue, shiver in the distance..." - he captured a sense of peaceful vastness, coupled with both fascination and helplessness at the grandness of the night sky.
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.
On Christmas Day, 2016, the world woke up to the news that yet another dramatic earthquake had hit Chile. Luckily, this one had a happy ending.
There’s a lot more to Argentina than just Buenos Aires, Mendoza, or Bariloche. To the north, you’ll find spectacular mountainous valleys, luscious vineyards, and cities filled with classic architecture, and to the south, some of the most amazing glaciers, mountains, and wildlife in the world. Here’s some off-the-beaten-path reasons why Argentina should be on your travel list for 2017!
As many people wishing to travel to South America probably know, the Zika virus has become a big concern over the past year. The mosquito-born virus presents with short-term flu-like symptoms, but is known to be a danger to pregnant women because of a high risk of birth defects.
For travelers still wanting to travel to South America but hoping to avoid contact with mosquitoes potentially carrying the virus, Chile is a great option. Why?
Chile is Zika-free.
Explore the challenging highlands of Atacama, the Earth’s driest and oldest desert, in one of the world's most exciting, off-the-beaten-track trekking adventures! For booking information visit: Atacama Desert 7 Day Trek.
The Paine Circuit around the famous Torres del Paine Massif is one of the most striking trekking routes in the world. The Circuit is the perfect adventure for trekkers who crave the ultimate challenge in Torres del Paine and want to be part of a unique group experience with expert guides in one of the world's most stunning national parks.! For booking information visit: Torres del Paine 9 day Paine Circuit.