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5 Things I wish I knew before experiencing Patagonia

December 7, 2018
By Ashley Winder
   
Patagonia is an incredible place filled with blue icebergs, towering peaks, and golden grasslands. Such grand experiences often come with unexpected circumstances you never thought to encounter. Right now, you might be planning your own trip to Patagonia or perhaps will be in the near future. It’s not often that people are able to make […]
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New Years in South America: Top 6 places to celebrate

October 30, 2018
By Ashley Winder
   
Heading to South America for the New Year holidays? Are you wondering what to do or where to go? Well, we can tell you, there is a range of options depending on your New Year’s celebratory style. All you have to do is choose. From the beaches of Uruguay to the mountains of Peru, there […]
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Why You Shouldn’t Honeymoon in Chile (#5 is a deal breaker!)

January 17, 2018
By Mei Li Johnson
   
A honeymoon should be luxurious! It should be relaxing! And most of all, it should be unforgettable, a special moment to celebrate your new partnership. What better way to do it than explore a new place side by side! While you’re choosing your destination, we have some sage advice for you: don’t pick your honeymoon […]
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Discover the Best Wineries in Santiago, Chile

October 10, 2017
By Mei Li Johnson
   
Hello wine lovers! I’m Mei Li, an avid travel lover, and a member of the LocalAventura team; I manage our blog, social media, and newsletter. I had the great privilege to explore wineries in Santiago with the expert guidance of our Local Guide Patricia! As someone who enjoys wine but knows next to nothing about the […]
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Small Towns in Chile: San Antonio and Cartagena

August 16, 2017
By Mei Li Johnson
   
It may look like a beach town without anything particularly spectacular upon arrival, but as you get to know it, the beauty of Cartagena reveals itself little by little. I had the pleasure of getting to know our local guide, Patricia. She’s truly the personification of versatility; with a vast knowledge of not only astronomy […]
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HOLA: Jeremy’s Memorial Day Adventure in Cajón Del Maipo

August 10, 2017
By LocalAventura
   
“Our trip to the hot springs in Cajón del Maipo was so different and so unique. Normally, people drive to the springs and then hike up further, but we decided to hike to the springs from four miles away. With the view of the mountains in the background, we trekked through the snow on snowshoes, […]
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7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Visiting Santiago de Chile

August 8, 2017
By Mei Li Johnson
   
1. Chilean Spanish is unlike any other… Chilean Spanish is entirely unique! There are lots of videos that joke about it, for instance, this one from Joanna Hausman. But the truth is, Chileans speak very rapidly and have a large vocabulary specific to Chile. Check out some of the Chilean slang here, but my best […]
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5 Delicious Street Foods from Santiago, Chile

March 27, 2017
By Mei Li Johnson
   
Any visit to Santiago de Chile, whether for three days or a month, is simply incomplete without a taste of the city’s delicious street foods!  Check off these 5 highlights to get a full sample of what Chile’s capital city has to offer. 1. Mote con Huesillo This refreshing drink features mote (an unhusked wheat grain), […]
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Your go-to-guide for Skiing in Chile

June 6, 2016
By Stephanie Cohn
   
You’ve already packed away your mittens, hung up your winter jacket, and put your skis in storage. Skiing all winter was great, but all good things must come to an end and so now you must brace yourself for sweltering summer heat waves. Or do you? It may be summer in North America, but the […]
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Your Go-To Guide to Santiago, Chile

May 13, 2016
By Stephanie Cohn
   
Heading to the capital of Chile? Whether you’ll be spending a week in this exciting metropolis or are just stopping through for a day or two, we’ve got you covered. The LocalAventura team has created this go-to guide to Santiago as an infographic to break it down simply for you. Now you can make the most of your time in […]
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