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3 of the Best Hotels in Santiago

3 of the Best Hotels in Santiago

Of the hundreds of hotels you’ll find in Santiago’s city limits, here are 3 of Active Junky’s top picks.

Seven International Travel Tips

Seven International Travel Tips

After four trips to Chile in the past four months, the Active Junky team has a few tips to keep you traveling strong, seeing more and returning home ready for everyday life—that is, if you decide to return at all.

8 Reasons to Visit Valle Nevado

8 Reasons to Visit Valle Nevado

If you’ve always dreamed of a yearlong ski season, read on and consider booking the trip of a lifetime to Valle Nevado, Chile.

17 Wild Winter Adventures Around the World

17 Wild Winter Adventures Around the World

Want to ride a reindeer-powered sleigh in Finland? Ice fish in Siberia? Run the world’s coldest marathon? Try something different this winter and tackle one of these wild winter adventures. 

15 of the Best Ski Areas in the U.S.

15 of the Best Ski Areas in the U.S.

So whether you’re on the hunt for untouched pow or a fun family getaway this winter (why not both?), these 15 ski areas will do the trick. 

10 of our Favorite Hot Springs

10 of our Favorite Hot Springs

Hot springs only get better as the temperatures drop. Here are ten of Mother Nature’s finest spots to warm up and chill out from all around the globe.

Best Places to Watch the Sunset

Best Places to Watch the Sunset

Nature’s nightly fireworks shows, sunsets are undeniably beautiful—but they only get better if you’ve got the right seats.

10 Amazing Fitness Retreats

10 Amazing Fitness Retreats

These ten retreats – from mellow surf outposts to adventure-oriented spas – will leave you rejuvenated and rested

Mountain Biking the Atacama Desert

Mountain Biking the Atacama Desert

Weather Channel's named it the driest place in the world.  Welcome to the Atacama Desert, where your rain gauge only needs to measure 4 inches – every 1,000 years.  Few outside of Chileans and intrepid explorers know it exists, much less have journeyed to this unearthly place.

16 Coolest Caves

16 Coolest Caves

Venture through 16 of the world’s coolest caves and you might just find your next dream destination. 

Astronomy, Archaeology And The Atacama Desert

Astronomy, Archaeology And The Atacama Desert

In the remote Atacama Desert, where thin, clear air and high altitude make for some of the best stargazing on the planet, stands history’s biggest on-the-ground astronomical workstation: ALMA. 

How to Plan an Epic Climbing Trip

How to Plan an Epic Climbing Trip

Planning a climbing trip? Going international? Follow these tips and you’re sure to have an experience of a lifetime.

8 "Grand" Canyons

8 "Grand" Canyons

Here are eight canyons that, while not the Grand Canyon, are grand nonetheless.

10 Remote and Amazing Places

10 Remote and Amazing Places

There are secret Gardens of Eden across North America as the formula persists: the more remote the location, the more amazing the adventure.

A Quick-Start Guide To Amazing Days

A Quick-Start Guide To Amazing Days

Wherever you land on the hike-camp-pack continuum, three elements transform your trips into days of wonder, lasting memories rooted in deeper connections with nature – and each other.

Your Own Private Island for $15 per Day

Your Own Private Island for $15 per Day

The Island’s uninhabited and empty, except for a 24-hour ranger station and small, scattered ranch buildings—carryovers from private ownership. Here, off the coast of southern California, dreams of a “private island” feel tangible.

An Introduction to the Compass

An Introduction to the Compass

Compass fundamentals are imperative in any backcountry endeavor.  Silly as it sounds, accelerated compass competence begins with a rhyme.

Snorkeling near Kona Town, Hawaii

Snorkeling near Kona Town, Hawaii

The Big Island of Hawaii boasts 266 miles of coastline with a plethora of great snorkeling spots, each filled with colorful coral reef, jagged lava rock and a fish for every shade in the rainbow.

5 New Travel Favorites

5 New Travel Favorites

Hitting the road doesn’t mean leaving convenience behind.  From buffalo jerky to Bluetooth speakers, carry these five products to travel strong in 2015-16.

Climbing in Castle Valley, UT

Climbing in Castle Valley, UT

Castle Valley is the heart of tower climbing in Utah, immediately east of Moab along River Road (Utah Rt. 128).

Live Monumental: Mojave Trails, CA

Live Monumental: Mojave Trails, CA

One of North America’s most unique landscapes, the Mojave Desert is home to desert tortoises, bighorn sheep, and a wide array of rare and unique species.

Dos and Don’ts for Climbing Thailand

Dos and Don’ts for Climbing Thailand

After 8 weeks of climbing in this incredible country, an Active Junky writer illuminates some “dos and don’ts” that he learned the hard way.

Top ExOfficio Travel Apparel

Top ExOfficio Travel Apparel

With these three picks, selecting proper apparel turns theory into amazing reality as Active Junky discovered in recent real-world testing.

Climbing in Thailand Logistics

Climbing in Thailand Logistics

Congratulations. You’re finally going to make that international climbing vacation happen. Wisely, you’ve selected Thailand, home to spicy food, pristine waters, deep water soloing and jagged limestone.

Essential Climbing Gear for Thailand

Essential Climbing Gear for Thailand

Pack the usual suspects for sport climbing: rope, shoes, harness, 15 quickdraws, belay device, chalk bag and a personal anchoring system.