April 22, 2013 |
If you're looking for the trip of a lifetime, National Geographic Traveler has 50 to choose from. Its best guided expedition list for 2013 singles out tours that ignite the "inquisitive spirit" of travel. Among the adventures: an eight-day tour of Chile that pairs wine touring by bicycle with white-water rafting in northern Patagonia. Bikes, Wine and Patagonia begins in Santiago with a tour of the presidential palace and the former home of poet Pablo Neruda. On the second day, participants take to their bikes to begin two days of winery-hopping in the Casablanca and San Antonio valleys.
March 29, 2013 |
Travelers who buy a ticket to Argentina , Chile or Colombia on Chilean carrier LAN Airlines have an opportunity to add on a domestic flight for $27 or less, but only until Monday. It's a cheap way to get to Patagonia's glaciers or the incomparable Iguazu Falls on the Argentina-Brazil border. The deal: The offer is part of a wider airfare sale by LAN and affiliate TAM Airlines. It's good for round-trip flights starting at $1,049 per person between Los Angeles and Santiago, Chile, (add a domestic flight for $27)
November 16, 2012 |
Cruceros Australis offers Christmas expedition cruises that are far from the North Pole but just as icy and remote. The company's all-inclusive trip along the southern Patagonia coast will be filled with glaciers, penguins and of course a visit from Santa. And, as an added inducement, kids sail free . The deal: The four-day sailing starts in Ushaia, Argentina, and ends in Punta Arenas, Chile, though you can do the reverse itinerary, too. It begins by sailing through the Straits of Magellan and on to Almirantazgo Sound and Alberto de Agostini National Park, the Pia Fjord and what's called Glacier Alley.
September 29, 2012 |
Andrew McCarthy chews thoughtfully on a red apple, slowly whittling it down to its core. Sitting at a table in the very back corner of the Blvd. restaurant at the Beverly Wilshire hotel wearing a charcoal-colored shirt and dark jeans, he looks contemplative and distant. Despite his media-dubbed membership in the iconic "Brat Pack" of the 1980s, McCarthy is a loner and has never felt comfortable in a pack. The only pack for him is the backpack he takes with him on his many solitary journeys around the globe for his second career as a well-regarded, award-winning travel writer.
May 24, 2012 |
High-end outdoor clothier and gear maker Patagonia Inc. is out to prove that a company can generate strong sales while being nearly fanatical about environmental concerns. The Ventura company was the first major clothier to make fleece jackets out of recycled bottles. Nearly a third of the power for its headquarters and adjoining child-care center comes from solar. And it donates 1% of its sales to environmental causes. With Patagonia being a privately held company, its finances are not public, but it says it's riding a growth curve.
April 29, 2012
The cozy Miyazato Inn is conveniently located a short walk from the center of El Calafate in Patagonia, Argentina. The five rooms are clean and comfortable. The owners, Jorge and Elizabeth Miyazato, treat you like family, ensuring that you get the best of your stay in this beautiful region. Miyazato Inn, 150 Egidio Feruglio, Zona de Chacras, El Calafate, Argentina; 011-54-2902-491953 http://www.interpatagonia.com/miyazatoinn/. Doubles from $80 in low season, $90 in the high season.