We’ve just returned home from the annual Society of American Travel Writers conference, this year held in Santiago, Chile. It was our first visit to Chile so we packed in as much as we could during the trip with a city tour, a ride aboard an historic steam train through the wine region, a trip to a local pottery village, and a day at the beach to visit poet Pablo Neruda’s home in Isla Negra.
One of our most interesting days was up in the Andes, driving up to the Chilean ski resort area of Portillo (where the altitude was so high our lips and fingers tingled from the lack of oxygen) and across the Argentina border for a look at the highest mountain in the Americas.
We also visited Puente de Inca, an ancient natural bridge that had been used by the Incas, a visit followed by a massive steak lunch in true Argentinian style. We look forward to telling you all about our adventures in upcoming articles on Lovetripper.