Chile

Tips and Articles in Chile

Andalusia, Kalahari, Sicily: Sometimes, just hearing a name can inspire us to explore. Indeed, destinations like these loom so large in the canon of travel that their very mention stirs wanderlust in even the most experienced traveler. It doesn’t...
When Afghanistan's Taliban announced plans in February to destroy all of the country's statues—including two gigantic fifth-century Buddha figures— the cries of outrage reverberated around the globe. Losing these ancient and precious pieces of his...
Dalmatian Coast, Croatia The Trip: A Taste of Croatia, $3,990 per person for 12 days (June–September); rowadventures.com. The Tour: While sailing Croatia’s coast, sample peppery Plavac Mali wines on the Pelješac Peninsula, harvest mussels on the...
NEIGHBORHOOD Bellas Artes, Santiago METRO STOP Bellas Artes EPICENTER Plaza del Mulato Gil de Castro, at the dead end of Lastarria and Merced DON'T MISS The Saturday flea market on Plaza Mulato Gil, where you'll find an array of costume je...
If HBO ever remakes Green Acres, I will replace Eva Gabor. Despite living in a 19th-century farmhouse in upstate New York, I’m a city slicker at heart. Give me a great metropolis to explore, and I’m always ready to trade my barn jacket and mud bo...
Book a stay at the New Mexico Skies inn, high in the Sacramento Mountains, and you’ll encounter some unusual rules. You’ll need to check in before sundown and not drive out after dark. White lights—like conventional flashlights—aren’t allowed. And...
See our slideshow of The World’s Most Spectacular Tasting Rooms. When it comes to tasting rooms, what’s outside your glass is often as important as what’s inside it. “The taste of wine is largely contextual,” says Ray Isle, wine editor for Travel...
See our slideshow of Do-It-Yourself “Amazing Race” Adventures. One step off a platform and it’s 200 feet straight down. Strapped into a harness and clinging to a rope, adventurers step, jump, or fall off the platform and let gravity take over, dr...
Chile and Argentina T+L Travel Agent Advisory Board (TAAB) agent Paul Niskanen, of Cruise Masters/Concierge Travel Advisors, has been sending clients down Chile’s southern coast on Holland America itineraries for vastly reduced rates since the ...
Motel of the FutureHaving stayed in many poorly designed motel rooms, we were glad to see "Motels Restyled" [August], in which T&L invited designers to create something better (at least on paper). We have one further suggestion. Any architect wh...
Whenever I feel beset by Manhattan's vulgar, gossipy anxieties, memories of my visits to Patagonia serve better than a double scotch or a long winter's nap. Memories of emptiness, oddly enough: 311,000 square miles, many sheep, few people. Darwin,...
They say it looks like the moon, but they're wrong. It's Mother Earth, all right—she insists on showing her scars, centuries-old and self-inflicted. Noisy geysers, even the smallest blister of a puddle bubbling and moaning. Gorges laced with gypsu...
Looking for that perfect souvenir from your trip to Chile?Santiago's Pura boutique (170 La Pastora; 56-2/333-3144) is introducing the work of nearly 100 of the country's best artesanos to travelers and Chileans alike. Handicrafts at Pura are anyth...
Patagonia is mythical, one of those places that live as much in the imagination as in reality, which makes a trip there feel momentous: in an age when your neighbor has penetrated the monasteries of Bhutan and your boss has paid court to the mount...
Get the Facts "It was not dreary," Paul Theroux once wrote of Patagonia. "It was hardly anything. There was not enough substance in it for it to have a mood." Poor Theroux. He had traveled thousands of miles, but he hadn't gone far enough. A...