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Flights to Chiloe, Chile

Posted by on November 28th, 2012

On November 7, 2012, Lan Chile Airlines began offering four weekly flights to Chiloe.  The flight departs Santiago and makes a quick stop in Puerto Montt before arriving to Chiloe. Chiloe Chiloe Island is the largest island of Chiloe Archipelago off the coast of Chile, in the Pacific Ocean.  This island has a rich and […]

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Phone number changes in Ecuador and Chile

Posted by on November 28th, 2012

If you have friends or family in Ecuador or Chile, or if you travel there for business or pleasure, you might want to make yourself aware of the changes that have been going on to the phone systems in those countries.  The following will help explain the changes that have been made. Ecuador As of […]

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Discovering Chile with the Poetry of Pablo Neruda

Posted by on November 26th, 2012
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Neruda is a very accessible poet. Not only is his verse – centring as it does around nature and human emotions – quite easy to understand, even in Spanish, but there is also a delightful, if somewhat fantastical, movie about him (Il Postino). His politics, too, were worn on his sleeve: a passionate communist and […]

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Conservation Efforts in Chile

Posted by on October 17th, 2012

The following article I wrote on environmental conservation in Chile was published by the International Ecotourism Society last month. As home to both one of the fastest growing, most developed economies in South America, and also some of the most beautiful landscapes and pristine, untouched nature in the world, Chile finds itself in a delicate […]

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Great 1-Day Escapes from Santiago, Chile

Posted by on August 1st, 2012

Nearly all visitors to Chile pass through Santiago at some point during their trip.  The city’s reputation has improved dramatically in the last few years, and there are also some very worthwhile day trips that can be taken.  Here are some of the top day trip options for those looking to get outside the hustle and bustle […]

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Chile’s San Pedro de Atacama – Not Just Another Desert!

Posted by on June 26th, 2012

Many Americans skip the town of San Pedro de Atacama in northern Chile, reasoning that they’ve already seen deserts in the western U.S. Most visitors to the area are Europeans. My fellow Americans, having been there, I can tell you that you are missing something special. The Atacama Desert is the driest in the world […]

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3 Outstanding Lodges In Torres del Paine National Park

Posted by on June 15th, 2012
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When you travel to the southern extreme of the continent to experience the wild, natural beauty of Patagonia, you’ll have some quite extraordinary options for places to stay. Having recently come back from an inspection trip, here are my top 3 picks for a lodge-based trip in Torres del Paine National Park (the jewel of […]

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