10 Ski Stereotypes for Condé Nast Traveller

10 Ski Stereotypes! How and where to spot them on the slopes this season. Which one are you? words by LUCY PIERCE 1. THE POWDER HOUND Always on the first lifts of the day, these thrill-seekers get up at the crack of dawn in pursuit of fresh powder lines and the most dangerous drops and crevasses….

A Surf-Lover’s Guide to Chile

A Surf-Lover’s Guide to Chile With thousands of miles of of wave-rich coastline, lots of great breaks, and a lack of crowds in comparison to many of the popularsurf hangouts worldwide, Chile should be your next surfing destination. You can choose the warmer northern locations like Arica and Iquique that are similar to Baja, or the chilly southern waters…

A Brief History of the Bahá’í Temple

A Brief History of the Bahá’í Temple The South American Bahá’i Temple opened in Santiago in October 2016, and since, the architecture has drawn tourists and photographers – especially during the epic sunsets. On a clear day you can see Santiago stretching out as far as the eye can see. Find out more here. Found in the foothills…

The 6 Best Cafés in Barrio Lastarria, Santiago

The 6 Best Cafés in Barrio Lastarria, Santiago – Lucy Pierce Lastarria is Santiago’s most architecturally stunning neighbourhood, boasting plenty of historical buildings as well as the city’s cultural hub, with theatres, art galleries, museums and cinemas. An absolute must-visit is the GAM. But if you need to take a break from all the refinement, seek out one…

Where to Stay in Buenos Aires

Where to Stay in Buenos Aires, Argentina This South American city is renowned for its European feel, fashionable locals and rather wild nightlife. You haven’t been to Argentina until you’ve tasted their mouthwateringly good steak accompanied with some Argentinian Malbec, enjoyed an afternoon riding horses and acted like a gaucho, then spent the evening dancing…

The 9 Best Cafés in Barrio Italia, Santiago

Lucy Pierce – The 9 Best Cafés in Barrio Italia, Santiago Barrio Italia attracts foodies and design enthusiasts alike. A hidden gem, this neighborhood boasts plenty of independent shops and cafés within its charming arcades. The area has a lazy Sunday-like feel every day of the week, with Avenida Italia, the main artery of the barrio…

10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Peru’s Huacachina

 Lucy Pierce: 10 Reasons Why You Should Visit Peru’s Huacachina Found amongst the rolling sand dunes of Peru is the little settlement of Huacachina, which is centred around an oasis and towering palm trees. Back in the 1960s, it was thought that bathing in the water had healing powers, and it became a very popular destination with…

The Top 8 Markets in Chile

 Lucy Pierce: The Top 8 Markets in Chile If you want to do some market shopping while in Chile, you’re in luck. Fresh produce overflows at the farmers’ markets here, showcasing local specimens such as chirimoya (custard apple), tuna (prickly pear) and lúcuma (native Andean fruit), while you can shop for leathers, alpaca wool and wooden crafts…

11 Reasons Why Santiago Should Be Your Next Vacation Destination

Lucy Pierce : 11 Reasons Why Santiago Should Be Your Next Vacation Destination Chile‘s capital Santiago doesn’t get half the attention it deserves when compared to neighbouring Argentina’s Buenos Aires or Brazil‘s party haven of Rio de Janeiro. However, with the towering peaks of the Andes, the indigenous culture and many valleys boasting some of the the world’s…

Where to Stay in New Orleans

Where to Stay in NEW ORLEANS NEW ORLEANS AT A GLANCE New Orleans, also known as ‘The Big Easy’ or ‘NOLA’ is the birthplace of Jazz music, renowned for its cuisine, in particular the seafood, Creole and Cajun specialities, as well as the Mardi Gras celebrations, which date back to the French colonial times when…

An Interview With Rosemary Dream

An Interview With Rosemary Dream – Lucy Pierce Rosemary Dream has long been on the lips of many backpackers around South America. The community in Brazil was created by fellow friends and travellers, Yaniv Charlap, Yotam Elmakais and Cormoran Lee, who fell in love with the magical island that is Florianópolis. This special spot nestled in the…

A Gluten-Free Guide to Santiago

A Gluten-Free Guide to Santiago  – Lucy Pierce For those with sensitive stomachs, travelling can lose some of its spontaneity if dietary requirements aren’t easily met. Thankfully for those in Chile, Santiago is a lot better equipped than most cities in South America, with a number of gluten-free options including the ever-present local favourite quinoa. If you’re…

18 Chilean Slang Phrases You’ll Need on Your Trip

18 Chilean Slang Phrases You’ll Need on Your Trip–   Lucy Pierce Chilean Spanish can be enough to throw any fluent Spanish speaker off, with the lack of pronunciation of ‘s’ in phrases such as mas o menos (“more or less”), becoming “mah-o-meno.” Changing grammatical rules such as not using vosotros(“you” plural) and replacing it with ustedes (usually “they,” now “you” plural as well) and…