Otherworldly Atacama: Geysers, Buried Villages, and Lunar Landscapes

Valle de la Luna in northern Chile's Atacama Desert poses as the the surface of Mars. While Torres del Paine and Patagonia at Chile’s southern tip get heaps of inspiring coverage (including by [...]

By | 2017-11-28T21:13:09+00:00 May 22, 2017|Active Travel, Chile, South America|2 Comments

Surprises Along the W: Trekking Patagonia’s Torres del Paine

I realize now that trekking the ‘W’ in Patagonia’s Torres del Paine National Park was something I should have been better prepared for. So when I heard recently that World Expeditions was looking for #BestMountainTrek [...]

By | 2017-11-28T21:25:12+00:00 September 26, 2016|Active Travel, Chile, National Parks, South America|9 Comments

Window at Pablo Neruda’s Home, Santiago

Pablo Neruda wasn't satisfied with normal bars on the windows of his home in Santiago. So he replaced them with fanciful grates like this one, and others of various mythical characters, and representations of his [...]

By | 2013-05-11T11:14:45+00:00 February 16, 2013|Chile, Photo of the Day, South America|0 Comments

The Poet Pablo Neruda’s Desk at Isla Negra, Chile

Pablo Neruda had three homes in Chile. This is the view from his writing desk at the home he called Isla Negra--the Black Island. It's not on an island, but instead on the coast south [...]

By | 2013-05-11T11:15:55+00:00 February 14, 2013|Chile, Photo of the Day, South America|0 Comments

The Bar at Pablo Neruda’s Home, Santiago, Chile

The Chilean poet, Pablo Neruda, was famous for his parties, which we were told, often started in this bar at his Santiago home. The home itself was called La Chascona, after his nickname for his [...]

By | 2013-05-11T11:17:53+00:00 February 13, 2013|Chile, Photo of the Day, South America|0 Comments