Inside The Lives of Patagonian Cowboys at Estancia La Peninsula

When most people think of Patagonia, their minds immediately go to the region’s iconic mountains like Mount Fitz Roy and the Torres del Paine; the creeping glaciers that loom over lakes of pristine water; and the allure of wide-open spaces at the end of the world, where mankind has no real foothold and exists at […]

The Haunting Mythology of Chile’s Southern Islands

Mythology fans visiting Chile should make a point to visit the legend-strewn islands of Chiloé, a haven for fresh seafood, gorgeous wooden churches, rolling hills dotted with sheep…and timeless legends of trolls, mermaids, and ghost ships. Chiloé: Land of Myths and Sea A short ferry ride from the mainland, Chiloé’s isolation has given rise to […]

4 Books About Chile to Fuel Your Wanderlust for International Book Day

As any lover of literature knows, reading takes you to places you’ve never been, and travel writing is especially transportive. Weaving personal experience with useful and insightful facts and information, travel books, or “travelogues”, have been a part of travel since the time of Marco Polo. Since then, as humans have traveled and explored the […]

These 10 Regional Dishes are Chile’s Go-To Winter Fare

It may be heading toward summer in the northern hemisphere, but down in the southern half of the world, winter has getting ready to set in, and nothing helps people get through the long, cold days and nights better than some hearty seasonal foods and beverages using delicious native ingredients and recipes passed down from […]

Get to know Puerto Natales – The Gateway to Torres del Paine

Known as the gateway to Torres del Paine National Park, the town of Puerto Natales may seen by many as a quick stopover before heading off into the surrounding wilderness in search of adventure and natural wonder, but taking a few days to explore the town and its immediate surroundings offers a glimpse into the […]

Patagonia’s Past: The History of the Irish in Chile

It’s Saint Patrick’s Day, and that means that today, across the world, Irish people and people who wish they were Irish will be downing insane amounts of beer, tucking into corned beef and soda bread, and having a merry ol’ time. Including the Irish-Chileans. Wait…Irish people in Chile? You bet! (Luck of the Irish, right?)  […]

On This Day in Patagonian History: The Glacier Republic

Did you know that there’s a mini-nation located somewhere amongst Chilean Patagonia’s vast expanses of crawling glaciers? Well, there is! On March 5th, 2014, Greenpeace – never one for subtle gestures – used a loophole in Chilean law to declare that 8,800 miles of glacier-covered land was its own independent country – a “Glacier Republic” […]

Patagonia’s Past: The Legend of the Calafate Berry

When visiting Patagonia, especially during the breezy spring and summer months of November through March, while traipsing along the well-worn trails you’ll probably encounter deep-blue, almost purple berries dangling from small bushes huddled under trees and other shrubs. While they could easily be mistaken for blueberries, don’t be deceived: these are Calafate berries, indigenous to […]

Patagonia’s Past: Shakespeare’s Inspiration

Patagonia is a mystical land, a fertile ground for myth-making. Indeed, Patagonia's legendary status makes its real history almost as weird and wonderful as the legends themselves. The stories that originate from Patagonia are often tragicomic, demonstrating the folly of man when faced with the unknown: be it vast, untamed nature or indigenous populations that […]

Patagonia’s Past: The Button and the Basket

Patagonia is a mystical land, a fertile ground for myth-making. Indeed, Patagonia's legendary status makes its real history almost as weird and wonderful as the legends themselves. The stories that originate from Patagonia are often tragicomic, demonstrating the folly of man when faced with the unknown: be it vast, untamed nature or indigenous populations that […]