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… Iran?

Did you know you could ski in… Iran?  Nearly half of Iran has an arid climate, receiving less than 4 inches of rain a year, but considering that Iran is the 18th largest country in the world, it spans a huge area in which there is also mountainous terrain that boasts extensive backcountry skiing; untouched,…

Please help me follow my dreams!

Dear all followers, travel lovers and bloggers, I have entered LATAM’s travel writing competition and I would love your help and support,  all I require is a ‘like’ on this page, https://www.latam.com/vamos/contest/participant/ioeepUHzmE/ Each like goes a very long way and I really appreciate it, as it is a step in the right direction for my dreams…

Santiago de Chile Neighbourhood Guide

Having just returned from 3 months travelling, I am feeling the pinch economically. Thanks to my productivity and desperation to get back into a routine (and of course to earn money for the next trip!), I found myself a freelancing job working with a Start Up called Trip Happy, a very useful website for travellers…

How To Recycle Your Old Skis…

LUCY.PIERCE LINE-S How To Recycle Your Old Skis… Whether you formed a tight emotional bond with your beautiful planks or you’re an absolute ski addict and just want everyone to know, here are some great ways to recycle our trusty rides. The Ski Shot – Probably the most popular use of old skis, as well as being…

Snowsports Lovers Christmas Gifts

Snowsports Lovers Christmas Gifts Lucy.Pierce Line-S As the last minute mad hunt for the perfect Christmas present draws nearer, here are some goodies you may want to add to your Christmas wish list, or get your family and friends.   My Bunjee A very practical bungee that will prevent you from dropping your phone off…

5 European Christmas Winter Wonderlands

Lucy.Pierce Line-S Christmas becomes all the more magical with the brisk fresh mountain air and snow-capped peaks, presenting the perfect backdrop to the rustic alpine villages. Combined with the smell of cinnamony-orange mulled wine wafting through the air, the joy of being away for Christmas is spending the day skiing, being welcomed home to an…

10 of Europe’s Favourite Après Ski Destinations!

10 of Europe’s Favourite Après Ski Destinations! Lucy.Pierce  Line-S   The ritual of après is a way to celebrate each day in our beloved snow-capped mountains, let our hair down, master dancing in our ski boots and sing along to our favourite tunes at the top of our voices as the sun goes down. Check…

Cajón del Maipu

Just an hour and a half drive south east from Santiago is the beautiful Cajón del Maipu… boasting towering snowy peaked mountains, hot baths, azure blue lakes and some fabulous trekking, which welcomes you with a well-earnt view. A weekend away I stayed at the wonderful Hostel Chikiyan with two friends in a shared dorm. Chikiyan provided a wonderful breakfast with…