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LAN Airlines surprises restaurant-goers with free tickets to South America

LAN Airlines surprises restaurant-goers with free tickets to South America Last night, LAN Airlines surprised nearly 200 unsuspecting patrons at Nuela restaurant in New York with free round trip tickets to South America. The Oprah-style giveaway kicks off the company's Only in South America campaign, a multi-year effort to promote travel to the...

Five fantastic (and mostly budget-friendly) Chilean wines available in the U.S.

Five fantastic (and mostly budget-friendly) Chilean wines available in the U.S. Chilean wine--if given any thought at all--has historically been considered cheap plonk; the Gallo of the Southern Hemisphere. Those days are over, baby. In recent years, Chile has become a contender with the wines of the more well-known Mendoza Valley in Argentina, just...

Cocktails, Chilean style

Cocktails, Chilean style A few weeks ago, I was sitting at the bar of the very lovely Alto Atacama Desert Lodge & Spa, outside of San Pedro de Atacama in Northern Chile. I'd just returned from an afternoon at 12,600 feet, exploring the Andean Altiplano Lakes of Miscanti and Miñiques, and...

Five classic Chilean foods

Five classic Chilean foods Chilean food doesn't have the glamour and romance of the cuisine of its neighbor, Argentina, nor the complexity and exotic Japanese influences bestowed upon the contemporary dishes of its other neighbor, Peru. I just returned from my second visit to Chile, where in between...

Five uses for carabiners (besides climbing)

Five uses for carabiners (besides climbing) I'm a big multi-tasker. I'm also tiny, cheap, and a "lite" traveler. Even when I'm going on the road for a couple of months, I somehow manage to cram it all in my backpack. I use a daypack for carrying my essentials (passport, credit cards, cash, documents, sunblock,...

Watch the new Ski Channel movie trailer: "Winter"

After hauling in 12 awards from various film festivals with the astoundingly successful 2010 release of their first film, "The Story", the adrenaline addicts over at The Ski Channel have done it again with their second film, "Winter" which is set to make its debut in...

How to choose a reputable adventure travel company or guide

How to choose a reputable adventure travel company or guide "Adventure travel" is a nebulous term these days. But whether your idea of a thrill is a Class-III rapid or climbing Everest, there's one thing that's ubiquitous when choosing an outfitter: safety. There are hundreds of adventure travel companies worldwide; not all are...

Traveler Q & A: Pavia Rosati

Traveler Q & A: Pavia Rosati Pavia Rosati is the founder of Fathom, a recently debuted travel website. Fathom is smart and beautifully designed. It's full of exciting short briefs about various destinations across the globe. Rosati, as you'll see from her answers below, is an experienced editor and...

Israel, Chile, Slovak Republic among countries with highest adventure travel potential

Israel, Chile, Slovak Republic among countries with highest adventure travel potential A new study conducted by George Washington University, Vital Wave Consulting, and the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) shows that Israel, Chile, and the Slovak Republic led the way in adventure tourism in 2010. The study, which resulted in the third annual Adventure...

Wine lovers can win ski trip to Chile this summer with "Sips & Slopes" contest

Wine lovers can win ski trip to Chile this summer with If wine and schussing are your thang, unleash your inner poet and enter the Wines of Chile "Sips & Slopes" contest. The rules are simple: compose and tweet an original haiku about Chile, using the hashtag #SipsSlopes. The lucky winner and a guest will win a...

Mummies of the World exhibition opens in Philadelphia

Mummies of the World exhibition opens in Philadelphia Mummies are endlessly fascinating. To see a centuries-old body so well preserved brings the past vividly to life. While Egyptian mummies get most of the press, bodies in many regions were mummified by natural processes after being deposited in peat bogs or very dry caves....

Tierra Atacama: luxury base camp for desert adventures

Tierra Atacama: luxury base camp for desert adventures For the past few days, I've been sharing stories about my recent travels to the Atacama Desert, located in northern Chile. I've mentioned several of the highlights of that destination and even wrote about my climb to the top of an 18,000-foot volcano. Hopefully those stories...

Climbing a Chilean volcano

Climbing a Chilean volcano Earlier this week a volcano erupted along the border of Chile and Argentina, sending ash and smoke into the sky, and disrupting air travel throughout the region. The images that we've seen from that eruption have been both beautiful and terrifying in their displays of raw...

The Atacama Desert's Valle de la Luna

The Atacama Desert's Valle de la Luna Yesterday we introduced you to the Atacama Desert, a dry, yet strikingly beautiful destination, located in Chile's northern region along that country's borders with Bolivia and Argentina. Protected on its east and west sides by towering mountain ranges, the Atacama seldom...

The Atacama Desert: Chile's Other Adventure Destination

The Atacama Desert: Chile's Other Adventure Destination When adventure travelers reveal a list of their top destinations, Chile is often amongst the favorites. The South American country is well known for its majestic landscapes, remote, wild places, and adrenaline inducing activities. In the south, Patagonia is widely...

Chile plans to build museum in Antarctica

Chile plans to build museum in Antarctica Regional authorities in Chile have announced plans to build a museum in Antarctica in an effort to bring more tourism and scientific attention to the area. The museum, which would be built in the country's Arturo Prat Antarctic base, would be designed to highlight Chile's...

The weather delay blues

The weather delay blues Ahh... travel. It can be such a magnificent, wonderful thing. Exploring other cultures, visiting beautiful destinations, and sampling local cuisines are all magically sublime experiences. But when things don't quite go as planned, it can be an extremely frustrating affair....

The world's ten creepiest abandoned cities

The world's ten creepiest abandoned cities Some cities die. The people leave, the streets go quiet, and the isolation takes on the macabre shape of a forlorn ghost-town - crumbling with haunting neglect and urban decay. From Taiwan to the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains, these abandoned cities lurk...

Swedish explorer hopes to go Pole2Pole in one year

Swedish explorer hopes to go Pole2Pole in one year Earlier this week, Swedish explorer Johan Ernst Nilson set out on an ambitious, 12-month long journey that will see him travel from the North Pole to the South Pole in a completely carbon neutral manner. The so called Pole2Pole will use skis, dogsleds, sailboats, and a bike...

Are you ready for a once in a lifetime cycling holiday?

Are you ready for a once in a lifetime cycling holiday? Pedalers Pub and Grille may sound like a place where you'd stop for some grub after a long day riding your bike, but in actually, its an adventure travel company that specializes in cycling holidays to some of the best destinations on the planet. To celebrate their 25th...

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