Búzios, Brazil

This Island Life’s Laura McWhinnie talks Brigitte Bardot’s Brazil. It was 1964 and Brigitte Bardot was at the height of her fame when images of her bikini-bod frolicking in Búzios circled the globe to put this seaside town on the map. As the story goes, Bardot flew into Rio de Janerio to see her Brazilian boyfriend Bob Zagury, but he […]

Playa la Virgen, Chile

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Laura McWhinnie goes swimming with virgins in Chile Arriving at Playa la Virgen was like when Leonardo Dicaprio finally found the turquoise waters and white sands in the movie The Beach. After an epic 12-hour road trip through the Atacama Desert that ended with our passenger door almost falling off, roadside food poisoning and a GPS that tried to […]

Bahía Inglesa, Chile

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Laura McWhinnie chills her bones at Bahía Inglesa, Chile Bahía Inglesa is a tiny village located near the port of Caldera in Chile that’s home to one of the most beautiful beaches in the country. Only a few hundred people inhabit the town, with Bahía Inglesa becoming a tourist mecca in the holiday season. We were there in early January just […]