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Olympic Bid Holds Tournament On 7 Continents Over 7 Days

Olympic Bid Holds Tournament On 7 Continents Over 7 Days Apr 17th, 2013 at 4:00PM: Traveling to seven continents in seven days is grueling enough. Throw in a daily match against a former professional squash player and that makes for some pretty exhausting travel. Two former pro squash players, Peter Nicol and Tim Garner, are in the midst of a week-long, 40,000-mile world tour in an effort to get squash into the 2020 summer Olympics. Their whirlwind competition ends in New...

10 Unique Experiences To Have In Chile

10 Unique Experiences To Have In Chile Aug 4th, 2012 at 9:00AM: When I backpacked South America, one country I found difficult to plan was Chile. While I had heard they had great wine, adventurous hikes and beautiful landscapes, I had no idea where to actually go and what to actually do. After traveling through the country, I now realize there are way too many worthwhile experiences to have to narrow it down into just one list. However, these are 10 I think...

Chile's Valle Nevado ski resort rolls out early-bird special

Chile's Valle Nevado ski resort rolls out early-bird special Feb 1st, 2012 at 3:00PM: Dedicated pow hounds tend to hightail it to the Southern Hemisphere once summer rears its sunny head. Chile is justly famous for its snow, as well as its lack of crowds, above-timberline terrain, and epic backcountry and vertical accessible via heli-skiing. Valle Nevado, located 20 miles east of Santiago, is already the largest ski resort in the Southern Hemisphere. This year, during its June...

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. Sep 30th, 2011 at 12:00PM: 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 a very high-altitude hop over the Andes. The central Chilean wine regions of Maipo, Colchagua, Casablanca, San Antonio,...

Five classic Chilean foods

Five classic Chilean foods Sep 11th, 2011 at 4:00PM: 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 consuming epic quantities of manjar (dulce de leche) and pisco sours, I found more substantial food to love. Chilean food...

Woman calls in fake bomb threat to keep boyfriend from leaving

Woman calls in fake bomb threat to keep boyfriend from leaving Feb 14th, 2011 at 11:15PM: In a time when everyone's on heightened alert against terrorist attacks, a woman in Chile called in a fake bomb threat to keep her boyfriend from flying off to a new job. MSNBC has reported that Grace Guajardo phoned in the threat to keep Rodrigo Gomez from departing on his Iberia flight bound for Madrid. The couple, who've been in a relationship for over eight years and have three children...

Chiloe: Chilean Patagonia's emerald islands offer eco- and agritourism

Chiloe: Chilean Patagonia's emerald islands offer eco- and agritourism Sep 30th, 2010 at 3:00PM: I can't remember who first told me about Chiloe, but I do recall that it was just a few weeks before my first trip to Chilean Patagonia. For a year I'd been planning an itinerary around my personal Holy Grail: rafting the thunderous Futaleufu River. Located across the Chacao Channel from the bustling town of Puerto Montt in northern Patagonia, Chiloe is a 41-island archipelago. The largest of...

Daily Pampering: Carmenere wine bath in Chile

Daily Pampering: Carmenere wine bath in Chile Apr 15th, 2010 at 4:30PM: This dose of pampering is not to be taken lightly. It can, however, produce some very intoxicating results. Carmenere, one of Chile's finest grapes, is not only delicious to drink but it's full of antioxidants that are beneficial to your health (in moderation). So, how do you consume the grape and reap the benefits? The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago, found a way to make a good thing even better. ...

South America's first W Hotel opens!

South America's first W Hotel opens! Sep 28th, 2009 at 12:30PM: The W is in South America, and it's lookin' good. This good. Check out that view of Santiago. The W Santiago is South America's first W Hotel and the building itself was designed with Chile in mind. NYC designer Tony Chi and native Chilean designer Sergio Echeverria gave the building its rockin' look -- "shaped by Santiago's vibrant culture," complete with local copper and themes of wine, fruits...

Cuba Libre: Santiago de Cuba

Cuba Libre: Santiago de Cuba Apr 19th, 2009 at 9:00AM: Since it is almost on the other side of the island from Cuba's most popular destination, Havana, few tourists make the long journey to Santiago de Cuba. The few who do, however, are treated to a unique cultural experience, as Santiago de Cuba has a strong Afro-Cuban history and also is the sight for many Revolutionary events such as the historic July 26 attack on the Moncada barracks and Fidel's...

Chimu Adventures revenue pops 300% for South America, Antarctica tours

Chimu Adventures revenue pops 300% for South America, Antarctica tours Apr 3rd, 2009 at 12:00PM: Chimu Adventures, which operates tours in South America and Antarctica, seems to have found a winning formula for these trying economic times. For the first quarter of 2009, revenue shot 310 percent higher relative to the same quarter last year. These types of excursion aren't cheap, so why are travelers still shelling out their hard-earned cash for such high-end experiences? Company directors...

Irishman Runs Seven Marathons on Seven Continents, in Six Days

Irishman Runs Seven Marathons on Seven Continents, in Six Days Feb 8th, 2009 at 11:00AM: Irish endurance runner Richard Donovan completed an impressive series of runs a few days back when he completed his seventh marathon in just six days. Even more impressive than that however, is that each of those marathons was run on a different continent. The World Marathon Challenge got underway on January 31st when Donvan ran a marathon in Antarctica, covering the 26.2 miles n 4 hours, 39...

Photo of the Day (01.08.08)

Photo of the Day (01.08.08) Jan 8th, 2008 at 11:31AM: I think it's easy to see why I picked this for the photo of the day--the wide, one-tooth grin of this guy in Santiago, Chile, put a smile on my own face, and I hope he did the same for you. Thanks to Marni Rachel for the great image! Have a photo you'd like to share? Add it to our Gadling Flickr Pool. ...

Santiago Chile - in the LA Times

Santiago Chile - in the LA Times Jan 3rd, 2007 at 9:47AM: The Los Angeles Times runs a piece on one of my favorite cities in the world, Santiago, Chile. I lived in Santiago in the mid-90s and came to really appreciate it's hidden charms. It's not the most physically attractive city in the world, and when I was there it has a definite pollution problem when there was a low-pressure system holding in the smog against the Andes, but the lovely parks, the...

Destination Santiago

Destination Santiago Jan 17th, 2006 at 4:54PM: I lived in Santiago, Chile for a year several years ago, and I have to say I love the city. It does not have the cultural richness of Buenos Aires or the party-driven intensity of Rio, but as South American cities go, it is filled with great things to do and see. Chile is rather sedate, overall, as a country. They say it is the Great Britain of Latin America: serious, staid, reserved, but...

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