By Bill Triplett When you’ve got a long flight ahead of you, few things are more comforting than the thought of a cushy seat in business class. On a recent trip from New York to Santiago, Chile – about 10 hours over 5,000 miles, as the 787 flies – I had

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

What’s the Deal: LAN Airlines and its affiliates, and TAM Airlines, all part of LATAM Airlines Group, South America’s largest airline group, are excited to announce scorching summer savings on flights to some of the hottest destinations in South America. In addition to discounted fares, passengers who book their round

  What’s the Deal: explora is an innovative Chile-based adventure travel company. They are waving the single supplement for solo travelers at all of their lodge destinations, located in the unexplored regions of South America, through the upcoming travel season. Details: Travel solo and enjoy the same rate charged per person

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

  THE BACKGROUND: If you haven’t heard of explora, you may still have seen the iconic pictures of a remote lodge with the peaks of the snow covered Torres del Paine rising before it (above). explora basically created the high end adventure lodge when it opened this property in Patagonia