It might have been the unique aesthetic that first drew me to WineBox Hotel but it was the friendly owners, their commitment to recycling, and their support of their local community that really made me love it. A few great stories over glasses of wine didn’t hurt either.
Stories from countries in South America.
El Tatio is a geyser field that sits at just over 14,000 feet above sea level. With over 80 geysers scattered around the area, it makes El Tatio not only the highest geyser field in the world, but the third largest. It was definitely on my Chile bucket list.
Imagine driving along a desolate desert highway and spotting something dark on the horizon. It’s too solid to be a tree. Too big to be a human. Too small to be a building. As you get closer you realize it’s a hand. A really big stone hand. The Hand of the Desert in fact.
Everything you need to know about visiting the flamingos of Laguna Chaxa, one of the most popular attractions in Chile’s Atacama Desert. Directions, hours, tips, and more.
Everything you need to know about camping in the Atacama Desert in Chile. From renting a campervan, planning your route, what to bring, and what to avoid.
Everything you need to know about visiting Laguna Cejar, one of the most popular attractions in Chile’s Atacama Desert. Directions, hours, tips, and more.
If I was only going to eat one local food when I was in Chile, it was going to be empanadas. When planning our trip to Chile, I had a a handful of non-negotiable things that needed to happen: visit the Concha y Toro vineyard, stay at Winebox Hotel in Valparaiso, go stargazing in the Atacama Desert, and eat empanadas. All of the empanadas.
The stars are just as bright in the night sky as they ever were. The wine tastes just as good. The people are just as friendly. If you’re looking for a trip of a lifetime at a discount and you are not afraid of political turmoil, Chile offers a good opportunity right now.