The Isla Grande de Chiloé may be less than two miles across Chile’s Chacao Channel from its daredevil southern neighbor, Patagonia, but the 3,241-square-mile island is a world apart. Where Patagonia screams no-holds-barred adventure, Chiloé basks in its old-world timelessness. Adventurers are drawn to the island’s otherworldly culture, made fearsomely inaccessible by tempestuous weather. The seafaring island can only be accessed from Chile’s capital, Santiago, by plane or ferry. Tales of ghost ships, witches and warlocks are signals of the island’s lack of modernization. Read more at Gear Patrol.