The early morning descent into Chile was one of the most beautiful I've seen.
A dense fog settled just below the tree-tops, while the sun peaked from behind the snow-capped Andes, as if God were whispering, "Good morning, Michael. Welcome to Chile."
What awaited was a land of contrast, offering bounty from the land and sea... the arid deserts of Atacama in the north, the bitter cold of Antarctica in the south, and the tropical breeze that blows along the shores of Easter Island.
But as a lover of nature, I had only one place in mind: Patagonia.
The sparsely populated region at the very southern tip of South America -- the Fin del Mundo or 'End of the World,' as it is known locally -- is the ideal setting for a luxury adventure.
Our gracious hosts, Remota Lodge and Skorios Cruises, treated us to an action-packed week of hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, fly fishing, wildlife watching, and my favorite, a surreal glacier cruise through the Chilean fjords that feed into the Pacific ocean.
Truly, the very basic core of a man's living spirit is his passion for adventure.
Find yours in Chile.
Michael Nobiletti is MIT’s Director of Education and founder of Rollinglobe. Follow him on Twitter @mikenobi and Instagram @rollinglobe_travel