Category: Chile

6 secret South American sites (and sights)

6 secret South American sites (and sights)

South America’s popularity as a luxury destination shows no sign of slowing down and, if anything, visitors seem to be wanting to get ever further off the beaten track to explore the less well-trodden corners of this cracking continent. So in the self-same spirit of exploration, here are seven South American secrets that may not […]

Luxury in the wild: must dos in Patagonia

Luxury in the wild: must dos in Patagonia

Patagonia is a land of unrivaled nature. A place where to find comfort in the tranquility of the great outdoors and a place to experience incomparable adventure. Its mix of glaciers, mountains, deserts, fjords, lakes, rivers, waterfalls, channels and oceans provide the opportunity to truly escape into a diverse selection of remoteness. It is a […]

Top 5 luxury pool perks around the world

Top 5 luxury pool perks around the world

One of the most requested hotel amenities is a gorgeous pool, but sophisticated travelers are no longer content splashing around in just any old swimming pool. The following five luxury hotels are gilding the lily with these additional perks. 1. Beauty tech No more sunburn worries while enjoying W Retreat & Spa – Vieques Island […]

5 South America trips every luxury traveler should take

5 South America trips every luxury traveler should take

Just when you think you have seen it all, South America awaits. This wonderful continent in the South will provide the luxury traveller with something truly special. Each country has its own character and charm with some of the most amazing natural landscapes to be encountered anywhere in the world. Take a look at the […]

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6 of the best regional sporting events

Sport taps into a universal sense of passion and enthusiasm. With the excitement running up to the Olympic games in Rio de Janiero next year, we looked into some of the more local sporting events that are worth a look – and might otherwise be missed. So here are six of the best regional sporting […]

Secret South America: an original take on Patagonia

Secret South America: an original take on Patagonia

Patagonia might not be such a secret after the alleged Falklands War-related rumpus around the last Top Gear special, but this region of Argentina and Chile is still South America at it’s wildest and most unexplored. Hemmed in by the Andes to the west and Tierra del Fuego – the ‘Land of Fire’ – to […]

Top 5 cycling destinations for beginners

Top 5 cycling destinations for beginners

I often write about destinations that thrill me, full of opportunities for tough climbs and challenging rides. But what if you’re just starting out in the saddle, or perhaps simply enjoy more leisurely riding? I haven’t forgotten about you. Here are some locations around the world that I have found are best suited to the […]

Photograph of the week: An arduous ascent of one of Chile’s most active volcanoes

Photograph of the week: An arduous ascent of one of Chile’s most active volcanoes

This arduous ascent of one of Chile’s most active volcanoes, Villarrica, challenges the extremes of endurance for both young and old. Climbing in knee to waist-deep snow up to the 2,847 metre summit reveals a stark backdrop of freshly powered snow, which contrasts against a royal blue horizon. The dynamic panoramas during this climb reveal […]

Patagonia – ‘the big three’

Patagonia – ‘the big three’

Patagonia: an unforgiving, sometimes grim, yet achingly handsome corner of the globe. So why visit this chunky blade of mountains and bleak desolation that slices into the ‘Roaring Forties’, the endless stream of westerly winds that chase around the southern hemisphere? After all, it is hardly close to the great cities of the world. Well, […]

The top 5 countries to visit in December

The top 5 countries to visit in December

With the cold, dark evenings and rain setting in, it’s the perfect time to escape the British winter and spend the festive season somewhere a little more exotic – and probably warmer. From the warm, tranquil shores of southern India to the joyous New Year celebrations in South Africa, here are our recommendations for the […]

How to spend a free day in Santiago, Chile

How to spend a free day in Santiago, Chile

Santiago is one of South America’s most enchanting destinations. Nestled beside the Andes mountains, the city features a striking blend of history and modern culture. Its streets hum with a youth-like energy, bustling at all hours against a backdrop of neoclassical architecture. The city’s perpetual motion testifies to its rapid evolution. Government investments have accelerated […]

Top 10 luxury rooms with a view

Top 10 luxury rooms with a view

There’s nothing better than rolling over and waking up to a stunning view of our beautiful world. So we’ve searched far and wide for the rooms with some of the most incredible views imaginable, ranging from those only accessible by flying in by helicopter to sleeping outside in the African wilderness for 360 degrees of […]

Top 10 places to see the stars

Top 10 places to see the stars

Minimal light pollution, meteors streaking across the sky and the glow of the Milky Way. The dark skies as nature intended are becoming rarer, but as soon as you step out of the luminous cities and into the wilderness, you won’t believe your eyes as you take in over 15,000 shimmering fireballs lighting up the […]

The top 5 bike tours in Latin America

The top 5 bike tours in Latin America

When the cold weather sets in and you’re begging to escape to warm, sandy beaches, tropical climates, and a world of adventure, consider planning one of these bike tours in Latin America. Not far from home, Latin America offers a world of innumerable pleasures, natural and man-made alike, waiting to be explored. Now, I have […]

10 of the most unique hotels in the world

10 of the most unique hotels in the world

Hotels can no longer be defined only by the amenities they provide, it has become essential to have a theme,or a place with character which defines it. Business and casual travelers alike would prefer staying at a place with history, a back story or even something as simple as furniture which defines the place. With […]

10 iconic World Heritage Sites and the places to stay when visiting

10 iconic World Heritage Sites and the places to stay when visiting

There are currently 981 World Heritage Sites worldwide. To be considered one it has to have ‘outstanding universal value’ and falls into the following sites: cultural, natural and mixed. A World Heritage Site could range from being a building, a mountain, a lake to a desert, monument, forest and even a city. Here are just […]

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