Somewhere in Bahia Inglesia

Chile travel stories

The Grandness of Valparaiso

I was once lured to read Isabel Allende's novel Daughter of Fortune upon recommendation, but never got more than forty pages in. Though I stopped reading, I still remember the magical description of a bustling port city at the turn of the 20th century. Allende's ...

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Crossing the Andes

I was in Mendoza, a desert in the west of Argentina that is now wine country, taking tours of vineyards and wineries and tasting the local Malbecs (Argentine wine). I was having a lovely time, but all I could do was stare off into the distance to the jagged Andes...

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Sustainable Tourism with GAP (video podcast)

Maryl visits with Marie Ann of GAP Adventures at the Los Angeles Times Adventurers Travel Expo help on February 10-11. Marie Ann gives travelers options to over 1000 trip options worldwide. The refitted 18th Century boat trips visiting exotic locales does sound great,...

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Cruise from Arctic to Antarctica

New York, NY, December 2006 -- In announcing what is believed to be a true first for the cruise industry, Norwegian Coastal Voyage has unveiled a new 66-day Expedition, "World Cruise "“ From Arctic to Antarctica," filling passenger's passports with...

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Amilik Spa to Reopen as Zulika

PATAGONIA, Chile (December 11th, 2006) After months of deliberation, the minds at EcoTulum Resorts have made the decision to weather-proof Amilik, its luxury spa lodge in South America, and revise the project, renaming the resort Zulika and converting the hotels...

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Vote for the New 7 Wonders

In what could be the largest vote ever, the world will soon choose the New Seven Wonders of the World to stand alongside the Ancient Seven Wonders of the World. In January, the New7Wonders committee, chaired by Dr. Federico Mayor, selected 21 finalists out of the 77...

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Specials with Valpariso to Buenos Aires

NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2006 "“ Free air from New York, free shore excursions and transfers on summertime ocean voyages around South America aboard the 286-cabin Deutschland are two enticing offers from Peter Deilmann Cruises in 2007. Space is still available on the...

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The Island of Poetry, Isla Negra

Mark Twain wrote in Innocents Abroad that there are places in the world where we can find "nothing to remind us of any other people or any other land under the sun." Although South America was not on the itinerary of Twain's Quaker City voyage, there is a myriad...

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