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….

Rotterdam Neighbourhood Guide

 Rotterdam is “the city of the future”, according to architects. Over the last few years, the city has undergone a huge innovative transformation as during World War II the city was bombed to smithereens. The city now boasts cube houses, floating architecture, the angular Centraal station and the impressive 800m Erasmusbrug (Erasmus bridge) just to…

A weekend away in Pucon, Chile

Pucon is just a 10-11 hour overnight bus away from Santiago, and for semaña santa, we had a long weekend, the perfect opportunity to get out of smog-city and get some fresh air and exercise, I’ve included some of the top things to do in Pucon! Wind down and relax after a long week at…

Viña Matetic, Casablanca 

Chile’s world renowned vineyards date back to the 16th century, when vines were brought over by the Spanish conquistadors and since have flourished fruitfully. Fly to the capital, Santiago, from here you can visit both the Maipo and Casablanca valleys that boast the best of South American winery’s, closely followed by Mendoza in Argentina.  Viña…

10 Things You Should Know Before Hiking Torres del Paine, Chile

10 Things You Should Know Before Hiking Torres del Paine, Chile Torres del Paine National Park in Chile has been a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve since 1978, known by locals as ‘El Fin del Mundo,’ or ‘the end of the world.’ There are 250 km (155 miles) of well-marked trails available to hike. Read below to learn…

Did You Know You Could Ski in… China?

Did You Know You Could Ski in… China? LUCY.PIERCE LINE-S If you were going to make a journey over to Asia to ski, it is probable that you would normally think of the powder havens in Japan, but don’t rule out China just yet! With Beijing set to host the Winter Olympics in 2022, I imagine…

Why Everyone Should Visit Easter Island at Least Once In Their Lifetime

Why Everyone Should Visit Easter Island at Least Once In Their Lifetime Easter Island is the world’s most remote island. Known in Spanish as Isla de Pascua or in Polynesian as Rapa Nui, Easter Island brims with history, culture, people, and nature that make the journey here unforgettable. Polynesian Origins Rapa Nui has housed civilization for several centuries following the…

The Ultimate Road Trip Guide to Chile

 Lucy Pierce This long, thin country stretches 2,670 miles (4,300 kilometers) north to south, with the Pacific Coast to the west, the Andes mountain range to the east, and many jaw-dropping landscapes in between. The country’s diverse landscapes span from the hot, arid Atacama Desert that is the driest non-polar desert in the world, to…

Did You Know You Can Ski… On an Active Volcano in Chile?

Did You Know You Can Ski… On an Active Volcano in Chile? LUCY.PIERCE LINE-S Chile is well-known as the most popular destination to ski in South America, the only other contender is Argentina, where resorts are expensive and not as expansive as those in Chile. Punters favourites would usually be Portillo or Valle Nevado due to…

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Easter Island (Rapa Nui)

 Lucy Pierce Article can be read here. The fascinating Easter Island exudes mystery and mythology – with a rather ambiguous past, the facts are unknown to many. Historians and anthropologists have spent decades trying to understand its culture which, thankfully, to this day has been preserved. With the towering moai statues iconic of the island, begin your…

An Adventure Traveller’s Guide To Chile

It’s an exciting day, my first piece has been published for the Culture Trip, you can read it here! Chile is a country that boasts some of the most diverse topographies in the world, offering an enormous variety of outdoor activities for sports enthusiasts, including surfing, skiing, volcano-climbing, white water rafting and many hiking routes…

Did You Know You Could Ski in… Lebanon?

Article for Line-S, part of the Did you know… series, read here. Although the Lebanon may not be on the top of your destinations to visit list, I’m sure you didn’t even know that it was even a contender. The Lebanon is a small, geographically diverse country found next door to Syria, the country is…

Did you know you could ski in… India?

Article for the Ski Club of Great Britain & Line-S, Did you know you could ski in… India? When one thinks of India, I’m sure that the large, densely populated, boiling hot cities come to mind. However, the Himalayas in the North of the country, near to the border Pakistan, is where the Indian ski resorts are…