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A Lodge to Support Chilean Patagonia’s Ecosystem

We recently posted a new review on a remote Chilean lodge near Aysen, but our latest one in the same area is a different kind of place altogether. The Lodge at Valle Chacabuco “is part of a movement, a belief system, and an effort to change the way we live.” There’s a serious pedigree behind […]

Remote Luxury at Puyuhuapi Lodge & Spa in Chile

It’s quite a journey to get to grand old Puyuhuapi Lodge on the Carretera Austral in Chile, but that adds to the feeling you’ve made a real journey to somewhere special. In a postcard-perfect location on a quiet bay, with mountains rising up all around, this is not a place you go to sit inside […]

Playing with Baby Gray Whales in Baja Sur, Mexico

There are plenty of places to go whale watching in the Baja Sur section of the peninsula off the west coast of Mexico. This is, after all, the Mexican state with the most coastline and there are multiple bays and migration channels loved by whales of all kinds. If you travel to San Ignacio Lagoon, […]

How to Choose the Right Ship for the Galapagos Islands

Here’s one truth of Galapagos Islands travel that you’re not going to hear many tour operators admit: your experience on the islands themselves isn’t going to be much different whether you pay $3,000 per person or $12,000 per person. They’ll tout their great guides and educational sessions, their well-planned itinerary, and their service in getting […]

Eolo in Patagonia: 17 Rooms and 7,400 Acres

If you want to get away from it all, for real, here’s what you do. Head down to the Southern Cone, flying to the town of Calafate. Proceed out of there into the countryside and head to the property of Eolo. This luxury boutique hotel sits on 3,000 hectares of its own property, which is […]

Vira Vira Hacienda With a View in Chile

Quite a few gorgeous Patagonian retreats have been opening recently and Chile has see quite a few notable new intimate luxury hotels coming onto the scene. The latest to debut (opened in October 2014) is Hacienda Hotel Vira Vira, located in a beautiful area near Pucon. The scenery is the star here, with stunning views […]