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5 Things to Do on Easter Island


Just Beyond the Moai

It’s a miracle the Polynesian people even reached Rapa Nui. Some 2,300 miles west of South America and more than 1,000 miles from the nearest island, finding Easter Island, especially in a fleet of wooden outrigger canoes, was like discovering the metaphorical “needle in the haystack.” But find it they did, some time between A.D 800 and 1200.

Evidence of the zenith of the Rapa Nui people is littered across the landscape -- giant stone blocks carved into head-and-torso figures that average 13 feet tall and weigh in at an astounding 14 tons. More than 900 of these moai statues are sprinkled across the island, with 400 statues lying in various stages of completion in the island’s rock quarry. Today, the island is inhabited by ancestors of this sophisticated society that sprang up a millennium ago, and then disappeared. Discover for yourself the legend that shrouds the remote island and its mysterious megaliths. To make the most of your luxury adventure vacation to Easter Island, keep in mind these simple travel tips:

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Topics: Chile

Top 10 Chilean Dishes


Andean Food Finds

With a culture that takes its cue from European and indigenous traditions, the Chilean cuisine is unlike any other. Known for seafood, hearty grilled meats, stews and corn, the flavor profiles here are bold and fresh. While every flavor is memorable, they’re all best enjoyed with a glass of Chilean wine. Here are a few of our favorites:

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Topics: Chile

Sampling Santiago’s Colorful Food Scene


Introduce Your Palate to Chile's Seasonal Eats

In the shadows of the Andes, the bustling capital city of Santiago pulses with electricity. Winding streets snake past sprawling plazas and soaring cathedrals as patrons spill out of lively barrios (neighborhoods) into the warm night air. Equally as thrilling as the scenery is the food landscape of Chilean cuisine. A mixture of Spanish influences and native flavors, Santiago relies on the freshest of ingredients: exotic fruits and vegetables, beef from Patagonian livestock, and seafood plucked from the waters off nearly 4,000 miles of coastline. It is a heady mixture of tastes best enjoyed with one of the region’s acclaimed wines.

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Topics: Chile