Chile’s Atacama Desert: The Driest Place on Earth

Desertscapes have always captivated me in ways that other biomes haven’t. The vastness offers one clarity and spending time immersed in these landscapes is often likened to a spiritual experience- a place where one can really connect to earth. The Atacama Desert in northern Chile is no exception! Famed for being the world’s driest desert, Read more…

Protecting the Pumas: Cerro Guido Conservation Fund

On a recent trip to Chile, my husband John and I spent more than a week exploring Patagonia and Torres del Paine National Park. One stop was at Estancia Cerro Guido, a property surrounded by stunning landscapes and home to unique wildlife. While here, we enjoyed incredible food and set off on beautiful hikes. We Read more…

Highlights of Patagonia: Chile & Argentina

It’s hard to describe Patagonia. The first few things that come to mind when thinking of this area are: mountains, fields of ice, the ever-present guanaco (similar to a llama), and the elusive puma. What’s often missing, and hard to fully comprehend, is the vastness of the region. It’s said to encompass more than 300,000 Read more…

Chile’s Lake District

What comes to mind when you think of Chile? Mountains, glaciers, probably the Atacama Desert, Patagonia, and Easter Island. However, there exists another equally as interesting region, one that not as many travelers have considered visiting —  the Lake District. Just south of Santiago, it is not only fascinating to visit, but also centrally located Read more…

¡Salud! The Wine (and food) of Chile

There is a Chilean expression ‘Buena Onda,’ which means good vibe in English. It is used to convey a mood, style, or attitude that one feels while out experiencing the world. I knew when setting off with Kayla to the country this past June, I was in for a good time. But it was during Read more…

Patagonia Seasonality

Patagonia has become one of the most popular South American destinations to visit. Spanning nearly 410,000 square miles and across both Chile and Argentina, it is a region of impressive landscapes, incredible wildlife, and endless activities. From its glacial ice to its pristine lakes, its rugged mountain peaks to its vast plains, Patagonia promises visitors Read more…

Valparaiso: A Vibrant Chilean Destination

When heading to Chile, most travelers are excited to visit Torres del Paine, the Atacama Desert, Easter Island, and all the other incredibly scenic destinations the country has to offer. As such, Santiago and the surrounding areas are often overlooked, only used as a brief stopover, or rarely the focus of an itinerary. On my Read more…

World’s Best Bathtubs

So many of the destinations we explore are known for their landscapes and their wildlife. Visitors venture forth excited to find rhinoceros, to hike famous trails, or to leisurely cruise down rivers. The properties themselves are also quite a draw, affording guests incredible views, delicious food, and exceptional service. One aspect often overlooked? The bathtub! Read more…

Travel Beyond’s Chile Checklist

We asked Travel Beyond owner Craig Beal, South America product manager Jennifer Gillmore, travel associate Nicole Cooper, director of sales Jenny Mikkelson, Asia product manager Dianna Upton, and consultants Bob Gaston and Kayla Torgerson for their top tips about travel to Chile. If I could give one piece of advice about traveling to Chile, I Read more…