Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works

Humberstone and Santa Laura Saltpeter Works

By: Heather Saltpeter. Do you know what it is? I didn’t, but the word sure did conjure up some awkward images. For most of us born after the Great Depression, we know saltpeter as potassium nitrate. Up until about the 1930s, saltpeter works were a booming industry in Chile, Bolivia, and Peru. Together they supplied … Read More…

Street Art Valparaíso Chile

Maynard’s Street Art Obsession – Valparaíso, Chile

By: Matthew Valparaíso is a mecca for those on the hunt for good street art destinations in the world. Valparaíso lies on the edge of the Pacific Ocean, an easy 90 minutes Northwest of Santiago, Chile. If you are already headed to the seaside town of Viña del Mar, you are a quick 15 minutes … Read More…

Walking in the Cloud Forest at Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu was built by the Incas in the cloud forest around 1450 and was abandoned during the Spanish Conquest around a century later. It sits on a peak in the Peruvian Andes some 7,970 feet above sea level and 50 miles northwest of Cusco. One of the most interesting draws to Machu Picchu is … Read More…