National Geographic Traveler’s annual Stay List is out. For 2011, they focused on a region of the world we know a thing or two about — South America. Three of Adventure Life’s favorites are recognized in the Stay List: Ecuador’s Sacha Lodge; Bolivia’s Chalalan Lodge; and Patagonia’s EcoCamp. Traveler’s approach to selecting great accommodations: With the help of seasoned travelers, journalists, and local experts, Traveler discovers properties that exhibit strong [...]
Following an announcement last week from the Chilean government of a proposed 17% increase in natural gas expenses – protests broke out in the Magallanes region of Patagonia. Protests came to an end yesterday evening as the government and the people of Magallanes came to an agreement, finalizing the end of the strike. The new agreement limits the increase to 3%, and includes an additional increase of subsidies for poorer [...]
Over the weekend an 8.8 magnitude earthquake hit the coast of Chile. Our thoughts are with our friends and partners in Chile. All of our travelers are safe; some have run into issues because of flight cancellations, but we are hopeful that flights will resume shortly so our travelers can head home. LAN Airlines is working on contingencies to get people on international flights over the next few days – [...]
Back by popular demand… I am pleased to announce our new Trip Journal, and Trip Video contest. Submit your best entries for a chance to win a trip for two with Adventure Life! Contest is open to all Adventure Life alumni. I’ll get right to the good stuff … the prizes. WHAT YOU WILL WIN! Best Trip Journal: Win a trip for two to EcoCamp’s luxury suite domes in [...]
In this tough economy, travelers are looking for the greatest deals on the planet. Adventure Life was honored with Outside Magazine’s Killer Value award in their April 2009 Best Trips issue. Our featured trip was our new Patagonia Wildlife Safari – trekking in the famed Torres del Paine. You can check it out here: http://www.adventure-life.com/chile/chile_tours/tour/PWS5-7.php5.