3 Key tips for a Great Trip to Chile

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If Chile or any other parts of South America have you interested, where do you go to plan a possible trip there? For many people, the Internet is their go-to source these days. Sure, travel companies and newspapers or magazines can help on their next journey. Going online and searching travel sites and watching videos of Chile etc. is your best route. There are plenty of reasons to visit Chile!

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With that being the case, are you ready to pack your bags and enjoy some time in Chile or elsewhere?


Making Travel Plans Today

In making your travel plans for Chile, keep in mind these 3 key tips for a great trip to Chile:

  1. Research Nightlife and culture – There are plenty of things to do in Santiago de Chile and elsewhere in the country. That being the case, it is best for you to research the city and the country before heading out. From nightlife to learning the local culture, take in all you can during your time there. Before you know it, your trip will be over and you will be kicking yourself for missing some stuff.


  1. Look up the Time of the year – When you visit Chile and other portions of the Southern Hemisphere can impact your trip. The Southern Hemisphere has other winter weather than the U.S. Don’t go there in the U.S. winter and expect snow and cold. In fact, you will get some of the warmest temps at that time of year. Also look into when the top times of the year are for tourists. Although you may be fine taking in all there is to see with others around, you may want a little peace and quiet.


  1. Look early for the best deals – Even though the idea of a vacation means to relax, what if you feel you’re spending too much money? If so, you may end up having a hard time attempting to kick back and relax. Do your best to leave work and other stress triggers back at home. That also means shopping early for great airfares, cruise ships, hotels and more. This way, you can enjoy all Chile and other countries in the region you may visit.

Get Yourself Physically Prepared for the Trip

In being away from home for a period of time, make sure your body is up to the trip. Too many travelers forget that going on a longer journey can impact their daily rituals. Everything from eating to sleeping can and oftentimes changes. As such, it is important that you prepare for such potential changes.

Before heading off to Chile or elsewhere far from home, remember to:

  • Look to see what foods and drinks will be available

  • Pack all necessary medications, make sure you bring something warm if you plan to head into the mountains!

  • Get a good night’s sleep the night before you leave

  • Leave a schedule with a family member or friend so they know where you plan to be each day                                                 
  • Keep your medical info on a slip of paper in your wallet or purse or on your mobile device in the event of an emergency. It is important anyone treating you knows if you are allergic to any medications etc.


So there were are 3 key tips for a great trip to Chile. If Chile or other parts of South America are on your itinerary soon, are all your plans set?

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5 Destinations that Should Be On Your Radar for 2016

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Looking for the hottest destinations for the new year? Here are 5 destinations that should be on your radar for 2016. So make sure your passport is up to date and choose one of these travel destinations!

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With United States and Cuban relations beginning to normalize (indeed the U.S. embassy in Havana has reopened) there is no better time to visit this Caribbean jewel than now. How often can you fly to a McDonald’s free country just miles of the Florida coast. Cuba’s unique culture includes much more than antique cars and beautiful beaches (though those are not to be missed.) Once you get down there don’t forgot to spend days admiring Havana’s architecture or the island’s jungles.

Formally known as Burma, this country was also off limits to tourists until recently. This beautiful southeast asian nation is located on the northern coast of the Indian Sea and borders the l0ng time tourist hub of  Thailand. From its countless historic temples and ancient cities to spectacular views, Myanmar is not to be missed. Though this country has spectacular beaches, they may take some getting to as the infrastructure still needs some works. Myanmar’s remoteness is also its biggest asset as it will allow for an amazing crowd-less opportunities, hard to find in neighboring nations.

This giant South American country gives travelers extreme variety; the chance to explore tropic jungles in the north, the over the top Andes,the rolling cattle plains , the long bikini crowded Atlantic beaches, and the ultimate penguin photo ops of Patagonia; for tips on landscape photography, be sure to read David Gibbeson’s blog (https://davidgibbeson.com/). Remember Buenos Aires, famous for its cultural sophistication and loud architecture. Don’t forgot you dancing shoes!

Recently tourists have been coming to Vietnam in increasing numbers. Many are coming for the deep and fascinating history others for the wild jungles. There is also no shortage of breathtaking beaches. Yet another reason not to miss Vietnam is its food. The Vietnamese food scene is blossoming both internationally and locally so no better time to get your food in the door and start exploring the fascinating cuisine of this culture.

Czech Republic
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There is no better time to visit the Czech Republic than now. This notoriously affordable European nation is even more so due to a strong dollar. Czech is a travel destination that should be on your list because it is one of the few countries you can enjoy traditional European cities and villages while staying on a budget. Prague’s remarkable cathedrals and bridges are worth the trip alone, not to mention the beer!

So I hope one of these 5 destinations that should be on your radar for 2016 striked your interest for the new year. Countries are always changing so what is an idyllic beach today could be a crowded tourists hub by next year. So get out there as soon as you can and don’t forgot the camera!

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