Above: Osorno Volcano and the Petrohué River near Puerto Varas, Chile

My affection forChilegrows stronger with each return trip. The scenic splendor of this Andean nation is reason enough to recommend it. So is its geographic diversity, from the Atacama Desert to fertile wine valleys, snow-covered peaks, Pacific fjords and Patagonian trout streams. Equally alluring are the country’s political stability and economic prosperity. And when it comes to personal security, the comfort level is high.

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Above: Osorno Volcano and the Petrohué River near Puerto Varas, Chile

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