Caribbean soft adventure travel to the three U.S. Virgin Islands--St. Thomas, St. John, and St. Croix--can include snorkeling, hking, sailing, biking, and kayaking.
Bermuda entices visitors with its pink sand beaches, well-established resorts, mild summer temperatures, and intriguing British-American history. The island is close-by in the Atlantic, upscale and clean, with a well-educated populace and much natural beauty.
A cruise to the western Caribbean can take you on shore excursions to the Mayan ruins of Altun Ha in Belize, the Rainforest Aerial Tram canopy tour outside Limon in Costa Rica, and to the canal and Panama City in Panama.
Chilean adventures in the pristine Lake Country begin south of Santiago at Puerto Montt, then continue at Peulla. Try canopying and horseback riding, after a catamaran boat ride across Lake Todos Santos with views of the Osorno Volcano.
Chile wine country touring near Santiago can include a visit to the Maipo Valley, with stops at Vina Concha y Toro and at Vina Undurraga. Cabernet is the specialty, with Carmenere as the exotic wine of the area.
Easter Island, off the coast of Chile, presents haunting sculptures, called moai, that celebrated ancestors and became a symbol of local pride. The island, called Rapa Nui, saw a collapse of its human culture because the building of these sculptures eventually degraded the environment.