By Ann Abel Machu Picchu, the Great Wall and the Taj Mahal used to occupy top spots on many people’s bucket lists. But the “bucket list”—a term I’ve always despised—is giving way to a general desire to go big, splurge on an adventure and seek out dream experiences now, because we’ve
By Everett Potter For many years, the name Explora has been synonymous with Patagonia, the vast wilderness region at the tip of South America that straddles the neighboring countries of Chile and Argentina. This area has long been one of the grand prizes of travel for intrepid adventurers and Explora
By William Triplett In the funky Bellavista neighborhood of Santiago, the capital of Chile, is a house that is as playful, quirky, colorful, political, historical and even lyrical as the great man who once lived in it. And it’s open to the public. Pablo Neruda, arguably the greatest poet South
Interview by Everett Potter Planning a trip to Patagonia or the wilds of Chile? Chances are you’ve come across Say Hueque, Argentina’s leading adventure travel company. Founded by Rafa Mayer, it offers everything from guided weekend tours to Iguazu falls to 16 days adventures to the high deserts of Argentina,
by Kim D. McHugh Whether it is muy caliente (Spanish for “very hot”), mild and flavorful, or somewhere in-between, chili (or chile) is as appealing to culinary enthusiasts as is a visit to Graceland for Elvis fans. I’ve focused on notable spots, from a national chain to the family operated
More and more travelers are embracing fitness, adventure and active pursuits while on vacation, but this does not have to mean sacrificing luxury, service, cuisine or creature comforts. At a handful of the world’s top adventure-centric resorts and lodges, working up a real sweat can be followed by a cool
By Everett Potter The Hotel Portillo lies on the shores of the Lake of the Incas in the treeless Chilean Andes, 9,000-plus feet above sea level and a two-hour drive from Santiago. It is painted a jolting Crayola yellow and blue, possibly to catch your eye during a whiteout. It
By Everett Potter Portillo sits in a wonderland of knife-edged peaks and turquoise lakes, where Chile’s Andes Mountains climb 19,000 feet into the sky. Yet despite the stark vistas and the distance from civilization, this mountain outpost breathes elegance and polish, a living tribute to what skiing used to be.