TravelsWithSheila Guide: Fast & Easy Atacama Desert, Chile (Paperback)

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Mention the Atacama Desert and travelers respond, "Huh?" Well...Atacama Desert in Northern Chile spans 41,000 square miles across four South American countries and is the driest place in the world Can you imagine a destination that receives only four inches of rain every 1,000 years? Arid, yes but the Atacama also has an ultra-dramatic landscape, red canyons, turquoise thermal lakes, lunar valleys, flamingos and the third largest geyser field in the world. It seems like some people work their entire life to take an Exotic Vacation, when in reality, such a trip can be had for less than taking the family to DisneyWorld. Other than the cost of getting here, Atacama is a mecca for backpackers. Camp, stay in a hostel, hotel or one of the World's finest hotels. HERE'S SOME INFORMATION YOU'LL FIND INSIDE... - Fast & Easy Basics for Visiting Atacama. - What to see, do and avoid. - How to Save Big Money Let Travels With Sheila teach you how to Travel the World on a Budget, share exotic locations known only to locals, and most importantly, ease your fears about languages, currencies, personal safety and staying healthy. Sheila tells it like it is with the good and bad, personalized, up-to-date information, and photographs you need to make the most of your trip to the Atacama Desert. Learn from her experiences and follow her travel tips. Please visit my travelswithsheila channel on to watch many videos, and get ready to see the best of the highest, driest desert in the World.

About the Author

Sheila Simkin, a native Chicagoan, has been traveling the world since 1960. The travel bug first hit on her honeymoon in Miami. Fidel Castro had just taken over Cuba and lured by rock-bottom prices, Sheila sweet-talked her ex-husband into abandoning Miami for Cuba. That marked the beginning of her lifetime travel passion and addiction. There are very few countries that are not on her to-see list no matter how remote and/or difficult they may be with many, "What was I thinking of" moments in hindsight. The U.S. State Department recognizes 193 independent countries and she has visited over 150 in over 40 years of travel (but...who's counting). Touring, hiking, trekking, rafting, snowshoeing, skiing, volunteering on archaeological digs, family trips and, she must admit, occasionally sitting on a beach and compulsively shopping. Her goal is to encourage you to take the big step and travel to more exotic, remote destinations with tips, anecdotes and reassurance that, yes, you will come back alive. Visit her "travelswithsheila" channel on YouTube to watch over 2,000 videos filmed around the world and covering the gamut from taking a cruise to camping in Egypt's desert, food (fried tarantulas, anyone?), sights and even instructions on how to navigate subways in Paris and Beijing. All Travels With Sheila Guides will tell you the truth, and only the whole truth, about each country and whether sights are a hit, or a miss. Follow Sheila's advice to avoid making mistakes she learned the hard way. For example, not knowing that an important piece of equipment when camping or trekking Air Mattress? And what kind of crazy idiot goes trekking in Siberia and gets lost? Really...lost in Siberia? Only Sheila. Happy traveling!

Product Details
ISBN: 9781500953218
ISBN-10: 1500953210
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: August 26th, 2014
Pages: 42
Language: English