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….

Top 10 festivals in 2018

Discover some of the festivals I chose for a blog post for Cox & Kings this year: Top 10 festivals in 2018. From regional cuisines, popular traditions, brimming and diverse cultures to entertain all, with art, music and theatre from local and international artists and performers.

The Most Outrageous Traditions for Chilean New Year

The Most Outrageous Traditions for Chilean New Year For Chileans, New Year is a huge affair. Families gather, wearing their smartest outfits, and a large meal is cooked. Then, to ensure that the following year brings them everything they wish for, they embark on a number of rituals and traditions to ensure a magicalNew Year. Love, Health and…

The Best Hiking and Trekking Routes in Huaraz, Peru

The Best Hiking and Trekking Routes in Huaraz, Peru – Lucy Pierce  The Cordillera Blanca sets the scene for stunning hikes, and within the Huascaran National Park you can find many routes varying from easy to difficult. Do bear in mind that even easy hikes can be challenging due to high altitude, the town of…

Chile’s 10 Most Beautiful Beaches

Chile’s 10 Most Beautiful Beaches – Lucy Pierce With an enormous 4,270 kilometres (2,653 miles) of coastline, Chile has plenty of beaches, although they don’t seem to warrant the same attention as Brazil or Colombia. Partly due to Chile being a lot further south, thus not being as hot or tropical, but also because these destinations…

Where to Stay in Copenhagen

Where to Stay in Copenhagen COPENHAGEN AT A GLANCE According to the UN’s 2013 World Happiness Report, Denmark is the happiest country in the world. So why wouldn’t you want to visit this city that is a metaphorical bundle of joy? In addition to the happiness of the locals, the cuisine is superb, with the…

My Ski Slang Dictionary

My Ski Slang Dictionary There’s a whole lot of niche phrases that get thrown around on chairlifts and in parks on the mountains. To help you get your head around the lingo, here are some useful definitions. Après-ski: The only place to be between 4 and 6pm, where alcohol is flowing and dancing on tables…

10 Epic Places in Puerto Varas Even the Locals Don’t Know About

10 Epic Places in Puerto Varas Even the Locals Don’t Know About Puerto Varas in Chile lies next to the stunning Lake Llanquihue, overlooking the snowcapped volcanoes Osorno and Calbuco. The area is an outdoor enthusiast’s paradise, with volcanoes to climb, national parks to trek through in search of waterfalls, and stunning lakes to cruise around.  …

8 Photographers From Santiago to Check Out

8 Photographers From Santiago to Check Out Discover some of the touching pictures that have been taken over the years by the finest photographers from Santiago, Chile. The dark reality of the military dictatorship has been captured and exhibited to give others a better understanding of the harsh years undergone by the country.  María Gracia Subercaseaux…

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…