Chile

I’ve always been intrigued by Chile. Maybe it was learning about Pablo Neruda in my Spanish lit class in high school or seeing a photo of the colorful houses of Valparaiso. Chile has a lot to offer from Santiago to the Patagonia. And of course, it boasts over 2,600 miles of coastline. I think Chile is a place I’ll be visiting again in the future.

24 Hours in Santiago

24 Hours in Santiago

I recently traveled to Chile to hike the W trek in Patagonia. Since it can take a while to travel down to Patagonia, my boyfriend and I decided to spend the weekend in Santiago. We planned a trip to Valparaiso and Viña del Mar for the day after we arrived, so our time in Santiago…
How to Get to Torres del Paine from Santiago

How to Get to Torres del Paine from Santiago

When I started planning my trip to Torres del Paine National Park in Chile’s Patagonia, I was worried about the logistics of getting there. Since I only had about a week off from work, I wasn’t sure if it was feasible to stop in Santiago and do the W trek. Rest assured, it’s definitely possible…
Hiking the W Trek in Torres del Paine National Park

Hiking the W Trek in Torres del Paine National Park

I know this blog is focused on all things points and miles, but sometimes it’s nice to get into the nitty gritty details of the vacations that these points and miles allowed me to take. Visiting Patagonia has been on my bucket list for a while. After seeing what an amazing time my sister had…
What to Pack for the W Trek in Torres del Paine National Park

What to Pack for the W Trek in Torres del Paine National Park

This past January, I took a trip to Torres del Paine National Park in Chilean Patagonia. My hiking route, the W trek, was a great choice because we had all our room and board taken care of by staying at refugios along the way. This helped lighten our packs significantly compared to our trip to Yosemite!…
5 Highlights of Torres del Paine National Park

5 Highlights of Torres del Paine National Park

When it comes to nature, Chile’s got it all. With over 4,000 kilometers of coastline to the West, the Andes to the East, and the Atacama Desert to the North, you’re never far from a beautiful landscape. But what about the South? If you want to experience some of the most picturesque and undisturbed nature…