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The 1970’sThe traveler’s map sure looked different in T+L’s first decade. Future hot spots like Shanghai, Prague, Moscow, and Saigon were still well... Read More

Day 1: Puerto Montt to Puerto Varas (12.5 miles)Puerto Montt is a gateway port for cruise ships exploring Patagonia, but you can dodge the crowds and... Read More

Andalusia, Kalahari, Sicily: Sometimes, just hearing a name can inspire us to explore. Indeed, destinations like these loom so large in the canon of... Read More

When Afghanistan's Taliban announced plans in February to destroy all of the country's statues—including two gigantic fifth-century Buddha figures— the... Read More

Dalmatian Coast, CroatiaThe Trip: A Taste of Croatia, $3,990 per person for 12 days (June–September); rowadventures.com.The Tour: While sailing Croatia... Read More

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... Read More

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.... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

Chile and ArgentinaT+L Travel Agent Advisory Board (TAAB) agent Paul Niskanen, of Cruise Masters/Concierge Travel Advisors, has been sendingclients down... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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.... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

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... Read More

It was a Chilean version of As You Like It, with Douglas Tompkins as the benevolent duke presiding over the wedding feast. Fifty guests had gathered in... Read More

(25) Colchagua Valley Vineyards on the verge in Chile As a country, Chile has long been saddled with a reputation for inexpensive one-note varietals.... Read More

Adventurers have always trekked to Chile to tour its mountains, valleys, lakes, and deserts. Now they have even more to discover. Over the past few... Read More

Chile's most luxurious hotel, Explora en Atacama Lodge, has finally given guests a sybaritic way to rest their weary bones: the Turi Puri spa. After a... Read More

The latest train trips give you plenty of reasons to get on board. India's Deccan Odyssey (800/824-6342; www.deccan-odyssey-india.com; from $350 a night... Read More

Each year, nearly 25,000 travelers visit Easter Island (Rapa Nui); most come to see the moai—massive stone statues weighing up to 300 tons that are... Read More

As a wine writer, I love visiting winemakers in their tasting rooms, sampling small-production rarities I can’t find at home. But that’s hardly the only... Read More

Santiago has long been saddled with a grim, smoggy, spiritless image, and until recently the less-than-alluring metropolis at the base of the Andes... Read More

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