by Eva Holland | 10.18.10 | 11:52 AM ET
It would be difficult to put a price on how much the good news exposure will be a boost to Chilean business abroad, tourism at home or even the numbers who will choose a Chilean red over an Australian or French vintage on their way home tonight.
USA Today’s Laura Bly notes that an underground museum may be in the works at the rescue site.
by Jim Benning | 09.08.10 | 12:32 PM ET
Jim Benning talks with the author of a new travel book about the spread of surfing around the globe
by Larry Habegger | 03.03.10 | 11:01 AM ET
Larry Habegger rounds up global travel news
by Michael Yessis | 05.29.09 | 10:43 AM ET
Michael Yessis talks to the Frommer's Chile contributor about Chaitén's fate
by Nicholas Gill | 05.29.09 | 10:39 AM ET
A year after a volcano began ravaging the Patagonian town, Nicholas Gill looks back at the destruction
by World Hum | 04.30.09 | 4:01 PM ET
To mark our eighth anniversary, we've collected eight favorite stories from our archives that explore the wanderlust-inspired literary life
by Jim Benning | 06.30.08 | 12:46 PM ET
Seriously. Archaeologists and others are worried that surging tourism on Easter Island is bad news for the island’s iconic Moais. We noted that, in March, a Finnish tourist cut an earlobe off one head. It turns out that’s but one of many threats to the big stone heads. “More tourism, more deterioration. More visitors, more loss,” an archaeologist tells the AP.
by Eva Holland | 06.09.08 | 12:17 PM ET
In March, we heard about the Finnish tourist who chipped an earlobe off one of Easter Island’s moai. Then, two weeks ago, mystery vandals took a hammer and screwdriver to Stonehenge. Vandalism at major cultural sites is nothing new, but with these recent incidents, it’s had a higher profile lately. In this Globe and Mail story, Arthur Frommer offers a possible solution:
by Tim Patterson | 05.09.08 | 10:00 AM ET
Tim Patterson packs his fleece and long underwear, and enters the Twilight Zone where corporate branding meets the multilayered reality of place.
by Jim Benning | 01.02.08 | 10:57 AM ET
As a result of post-election violence, visitors to Kenya are getting police escorts from Mombasa’s airport and facing fuel shortages in the Rift Valley. In southern Chile, 54 travelers were rescued in Conguillio National Park after the Llaima volcano erupted (a “violenta erupción,” declared El Mercurio). But it’s not all lava and chaos in travel news: Members of the Nuestros Ángeles de El Salvador marching band made it to southern California just in time for yesterday’s Rose Parade after their funding for flights fell through and they had to make a last-minute road trip—from Central America.
by Catherine Watson | 10.08.07 | 12:23 PM ET
After searching all her life, Catherine Watson felt she'd found home on Easter Island. Then she heard a whisper in her ear: Be careful what you wish for.
by Michael Yessis | 08.15.07 | 10:19 AM ET
Anyone else got an issue with Chile’s borders? Last year we noted that Argentina produced a tourist map claiming a disputed area with Chile. Now Peru has published a map in its official newspaper, El Peruano, that encroaches on what Chile believes is its “fishing-rich portion of the Pacific Ocean,” reports the AP. The dispute, according to the story, stems “from a war fought more than 120 years ago.” That would be the War of the Pacific, in which Chile captured, among other things, Bolivia’s former coastline. It’s becoming a big issue. Chile has already summoned its ambassador from Peru, and Peru has plans to bring the issue to The Hague’s International Court of Justice.
by Jim Benning | 08.03.07 | 10:43 AM ET