There are few places that compare to the outside world in Chile. It is truly an amazing experience to raft pristine rivers, climb towering mountains, and marvel at the stars in the night skies. There are many places in the populated areas of Chile where the natural environment has been degraded and there are ongoing challenges from forest fires, scarcity of water, industry, and above all a changing climate. However, it is good to see that Chile is a leader in protecting its natural legacy. I’m looking forward to visiting these incredible areas again!