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Santiago, Chile Information

Santiago’s one airport for domestic and international flights is Arturo Merino Benitez just referred to as Santiago International Airport and located approximately 17 kilometers/10.5 miles northwest of downtown.  Public transportation to and from the airport is either by taxi, minibus or airport bus. Arriving at Santiago International Airport. After landing in Santiago at 12:05a (yes, that’s […]

Flying Copa Air Business Class Chicago to Santiago, Chile

All International visitors to the United States who’s first Port of Entry is Chicago, will land at Terminal 5 at O’Hare International Airport. However, departing internationally from Chicago is a different matter depending on your carrier; American Airlines, Delta Airlines, United Airlines and many Star Alliance carriers leave from Terminals 1, 2 or 3. Today […]

What to Know about Planning Travel to Chile

International Air? There are no nonstop flights from Chicago to Santiago on United Airlines, our carrier of choice. The best we could do, factoring in flying time and cost on a Star Alliance Partner was… Are you ready for this? COPA Airlines Chicago-Panama City, Panama City-Santiago in both directions and in Economy Class. A United […]

It’s Time to Revisit Chile

There are so many places to travel, explore and revisit that every year I turn to spouse Marine Steve and say, “You know, we’ve never really explored (fill in the blanks).” It’s not necessary to tune-up the world’s smallest violin but winter is a particularly difficult time to arrange a reasonably priced escape from Chicago’s […]

Best of The Best Airline Lounges in the World: EVA Air, Taipei

Some of my most popular videos on YouTube are taken in Airline Clubs or Lounges around the world. Below is one shot in what I have personally visited and consider to be “One of the Best of the Best” – EVA Air Business Class Lounge in Taipei. A recent flight from Taipei to Narita Airport (Tokyo) was on ANA Airlines who […]

ANA and United Airlines: The Long Way Home to Chicago

The scheduled three hour ANA Airlines flight from Taipei to Narita Airport (Tokyo) was on a 767-300 which still had a two-three-two configuration in Economy Class. This piece of equipment also had a camera mounted below the fuselage showing take off, in flight and landing; an added bonus that adds interest to a short flight […]

The Spacious EVA Business Class Lounge, Taipei Airport

The first leg back to Chicago with two more after this one was on ANA Airlines from Taipei to Narita Airport (Tokyo). A major United Airlines perk for 1K flyers (100,000 miles) is access to Business Class Lounges operated by United or whatever Star Alliance carrier you are flying on even if ticket is in Economy […]

Information About Taipei Taoyuan International Airport

Taiwan has three international airports: Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport, Kaohsiung International Airport, and Taipei International (Songshan) Airport and each offers direct links to all major countries. A high speed rail and buses travel between different regions which makes it convenient for travelers to go to and from the destination of their choice and the airport. […]


Got an  e-mail from Singapore Airlines this morning that I just had to pass on. They have just launched their “Very Very Singapore Stopovers Campaign” in partnership with Singapore Tourism Board and what a campaign it is! The basic stopover package is priced from $35 US and includes a choice of accommodation at over 35 […]

TravelsWithSheila Guide to Atacama Desert, Chile

Now available on Amazon is my latest Fast & Easy Travel Guide to Atacama Desert. Have you ever considering visiting the Atacama Desert in Chile? Mention Atacama Desert and travelers usually respond, “Huh?” Well, Atacama in Northern Chile spans 41,000 square miles across four South American countries (really) and is the driest place in the […]