Chile extends like a backbone down the southwest Pacific coast of South America, a chiseled line of mountains and volcanoes clinging to the edge of the continent. The fantastical geography, nearly 2,600 miles from north to south (that’s the same distance as Boston to Los Angeles) covers over thirty latitudes and a myriad of climates ranging from deserts to glacial fields, temperate rain forests, Alpine terrain, and Mediterranean heartland.
Liz Caskey is partner of Liz Caskey Culinary & Wine Experiences, a boutique travel operator based in Santiago, Chile, and an American freelance food and travel writer who has called Santiago home for over 14 years. She focuses on weaving together the region's unique cuisine, wine, culture, and characters in stories and pictures (with her Chilean husband, a photographer). Follow her adventures in South America on her blog, Eat Wine, or find her on twitter @lizcaskey.