South America Travel

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Here’s What It Was Like Attending Colombia’s Craziest Festival

Friday, February 6, 2015

All the babies are crying, and an old lady starts yelling hysterically. As an enormous burst of turbulence turns my stomach sideways, I catch the eye of a man who looks like Gabriel Garcia Marquez. He gives me a gruff nod and half-smile, as if to assure me that the landing is always like this. […]

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Is There Anywhere Better To Shoot Video Than Brazil?

Monday, July 7, 2014

In honor of the World Cup wrapping up this weekend, I thought I’d feature this amazing compilation travel video from Brazil (as if the seemingly never-ending parade of enviable panoramic shots of Copacabana Beach and aerial views from Christ the Redeemer that have blanketed the airwaves recently haven’t already caused every sane person who hasn’t […]

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My Discovery Of Eden In Semuc Champey, Guatemala

Sunday, July 6, 2014

I’m riding in the back of an open truck that must have served to transport cattle at some point, but on this occasion, it is taking me from the town of Lanquín to the secluded community of Semuc Champey, in the heart of the Guatemalan jungle. Riding with me is my girlfriend and about a […]

Greetings From Brazil [Travel Video]

Greetings From Brazil [Travel Video]

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Heading to the World Cup in Brazil next month? Yeah, me neither, although any and all invitations that include a spot on a couch in someone’s rented house and/or an extra seat on their jet to get down there are welcomed and highly encouraged here at The Expeditioner HQ. To get you in the mood […]

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Ducks, Drugs And Dance Meditation: My Failed Stay At A Nicaraguan Permaculture Farm

Sunday, December 22, 2013

The man walked blindfolded between our outstretched fingers as we caressed him with leaves and feathers. Other hands reached out to caress or hold him. “You are loved,” someone whispered. “I love you,” echoed another. He ended his walk in the arms of the oldest man and woman on the farm. They cradled him as […]

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Here’s What You Can Expect During A Food Tour Of Veracruz

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

The air outside is thick, but the smoke in Santana’s bar is thicker. Even if I were a non-smoker it would be worth it just to sit in the bar’s tiny, air-conditioned seating area and watch the old men slowly drink themselves into an affectionate stupor at three in the afternoon. This is the first […]

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Turning The Car Around: One Road To Expatriatism

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Stories can be told from limitless angles of perspective. So let’s begin this tale from the viewpoint of a Salvadorian family living in a small, rural village. It is a sunshiny day in a one-goat town a few hours drive and world away from the busy capital — a place far removed from the beaches […]

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You Haven’t Experienced A Sunrise Until You’ve Done So In Tikal, Guatemala

Monday, July 22, 2013

The only thing more magical than hiking through a jungle in the dark, following a path that must be made of white gravel because it glows faintly in the full moon, is hiking through a jungle in the dark past big black hills — blacker than the sky behind them, blacker than the trees that […]

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The Driest Place on Earth: From Bolivia’s Salt Flats To Chile’s Atacama Desert

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Pan-American Transmissions: Part 11 “Pan-American Transmissions” is a travel series from Special Contributor Diego Cupolo as he travels south from Nicaragua to Argentina. He has few plans, a $10-a-day budget and one flute-playing gypsy companion. Check back as new dispatches are posted from the road. Pink flamingos wade through blood-red lagoons on a seemingly endless […]

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8 Stunning Photos From Lake Atitlan

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Lake Atitlan in Guatemala — the 1.8-million-year-old 600-meter-deep volcanic lake located a couple hours from Guatemala City — is usually the highlight of anyone’s trip to the country, with its picturesque volcanoes towering over the lake, the small villages clustered along the shorelines and the chocolate shaman who seek spiritual enlightenment in cups of cocoa. The vagabond Canadian duo […]

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