A Pleasant Introduction to Chilean Wine, from Laura Hartwig

We walked out a kilometer into the Chilean wine country from where we are staying in Santa Cruz to the Laura Hartwig vineyard to take the tour, but mostly, of course, to try the wines.

By |2019-06-04T19:10:21-05:00June 1, 2019|Categories: Chile, Eat Drink Stay, South America|Tags: |9 Comments

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 |2018-04-01T05:50:53-05:00May 22, 2017|Categories: Active Travel, Chile, South America|Tags: , |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 |2017-11-28T21:25:12-05:00September 26, 2016|Categories: Active Travel, Chile, National Parks, South America|Tags: |9 Comments

Ancient Dwellings, Atacama Desert, Chile

The Atacama Desert of Northern Chile is the driest place on earth. There are some places in the Atacama where it has not rained in over 400 years. These are the tops of mud dwellings [...]

By |2015-07-16T12:40:45-05:00February 20, 2013|Categories: Chile, Photo of the Day, South America|Tags: |0 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 |2013-05-11T11:14:45-05:00February 16, 2013|Categories: Chile, Photo of the Day, South America|Tags: |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 |2013-05-11T11:15:55-05:00February 14, 2013|Categories: Chile, Photo of the Day, South America|Tags: |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 |2013-05-11T11:17:53-05:00February 13, 2013|Categories: Chile, Photo of the Day, South America|0 Comments