This summer, tackle two big bucket-list items on one vacation. On July 2 a total solar eclipse will dazzle northern Chile—whose clear skies and lack of urban light make it one of the world’s best stargazing regions. View the show from the Elqui Valley (…). From there it’s just a 90-minute flight to the otherworldly Atacama Desert. Whom to call: Emmanuel Burgio of Blue Parallel
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“Two things: complete knowledge and absolute discretion. That Blue Parallel has the first is beyond question. All the Blue Parallel employees, guides and escorts that I met were marvelously clever, resourceful and flexible. ‘Discretion’ is a rarer attribute and, perhaps, Blue Parallel’s chief strength. Meaning, if you want attention and hand-holding you will get it. But in those moments or hours where you want to be left alone, the folks from Blue Parallel know to disappear. This is elegance. This is taste. This is the way to be shown a new place. I have never been taken care of in a foreign country in such a sophisticated way. Bravo, Blue Parallel!”
Stephen Henderson, Food & Wine Magazine