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Fly Over The Atacama Desert In A Hot Air Balloon with Cascada's Keila Jimenez

July 24, 2017 - 12:51
Balloons Over Atacama

At Cascada, we believe in making sure that the programs we provide are the best, which means trying them out for ourselves! For this adventure, our USA Account Executive, Keila Jimenez, shares her experience flying over the Atacama Desert at sunrise with our "Atacama Sunrise Ballooning" extension program, available as an add-on for Atacama programs. 

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I call this adventure "Floating over the Atacama", which is the driest desert in the world!

Running the Patagonia International Marathon with EcoCamp Ambassador Laura Lisowski

June 13, 2017 - 15:20
Laura Lisowski

I see skies of blue and clouds of white, the bright blessed day, the sacred night

And I think to myself… what a wonderful world.

The colors of the rainbow so pretty in the sky, are also on the faces of people going by.

I see friends shaking hands, saying how do you do.

They’re really saying… I love you.

6 Things to Do in Santiago During Winter

June 12, 2017 - 16:02
Plaza de Armas - Santiago city

Winter in the city is a magical time, and with its mountainous surroundings and cosmopolitan hustle and bustle, Santiago is a winter wonderland on par with the best of them. Surrounded by the snow-capped peaks of the Andean Cordillera, Santiago is South America’s rising star city, bursting with cultural activities, outdoor fun, a vibrant culinary scene, and endless entertainment options, from dawn til dusk and at all hours of the night.

Try Chile's classic hot dog for "Completo Day"!

May 24, 2017 - 17:36

In Chile, May 24th can only mean one thing: it’s Dia de Completo, or Completo Day!

What is a completo? It’s Chile’s favorite kind of dog - hot dog, that is.

Just as with cities like Chicago and New York, which have their own quintessential versions of hotdogs in the “Chicago Dog” or the “New York hotdog”, the completo is Chile’s classic fast food ‘dog, although they’re a little more lenient with swapping out toppings.

These Chilean Hot Springs Are The Perfect Place To Soak During Winter

May 16, 2017 - 15:04
colina_hotspring_el_morado

Chile’s location on the far end of the Pacific Ring of Fire - a geographic hotspot of tectonic plate movement and active fault lines that results in regular volcanic and seismic activity - has an unexpected but welcome side effect: a network of close to 270 thermal hot springs spanning the length of the country, many of them perfect for a relaxing soak on a cold winter’s day.

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