Why you should book a trip to Santiago now

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Santiago is hot — culturally… and in February.  One of my dear friends spent over 20 years travelling the world as a flight attendant and told me this place topped her list as a city she would move to when she retired.  After spending a few nights here, I know why.  

Home to 40% of Chile’s entire population, this city is a cosmopolitan playground with no shortage of trendy restaurants, museums and wineries.  I wanted to experience the city as a local and had the pleasure of being shown around by my friend and resident, Alberto.  Our days were spent exploring different neighborhoods admiring the architecture, people-watching at cafes and sampling wines at the local vineyards.

Chile is blessed with a little bit of everything — from the mountains to the beaches, the glacial fjords to the incredible grapes that grow — it offers truly unforgettable and luxe experiences for everyone.  Since Chileans love to be outside (if you lived here, you would too), outdoor experiences are very inexpensive.  I was so taken by the beauty of the mountains, I jumped at the opportunity to go paragliding…  I can’t believe I did it, but so glad I did.  It must have been something in the air.

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If paragliding isn’t your thing and you’re looking for the best way to see the city, head to Cerro San Cristóbal for the best view of the city and enjoy a walk through Santiago’s largest green space.

Until next time,

Kathryn | Luxe Hunter

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