South America Travel

You’re Going To Need More Than 36 Hours In Buenos Aires

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

The NY Times has graced us again with a look at how to spend your weekend. This time, it takes us to Buenos Aires. Being one of Latin America’s largest cities, there is too much to do in 36 hours. This would be one of those moments to choose quality over quantity of things experienced. […]

Costa Rica’s Enchanting Tortuguero National Park

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Whenever the word “enchanting” is used, there is something, well, enchanting about it. Maybe it’s just semantics, but there is definitely a stigma attached to that word. For me at least, it’s worth an investigation. Drifting around Twitter-ville recently, I stumbled across this intriguing word. My predictability took over, and I followed the link to Velvet […]

Crazy Video (A Rafter’s Dream: Machu Picchu Right Now)

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Were you wondering what all the fuss was about last week when we told you about how travelers were having to be flown out of Machu Picchu via helicopter due to mudslides? Take a look at this video, shot by a visitor on his way out of the ruins last week, of the raging, mud-filled […]

Come On Everybody And Drop Your Diets, We’re Heading To Mexico City For The Weekend

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

If you are bored and don’t know what to do this weekend, go to Mexico City. I know it sounds crazy. Most of my friends cocked their heads to one side with eyebrows raised when I told them I had done just that one weekend, but it’s worth it. The food is delicious, the flight […]

Nicaragua: Costa Rica Without The Rica

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I had some relatively unfamiliar free time the other day and found myself reading an article titled “Cheap but Chic Destinations.” I have to admit, “chic” is not included in my vocabulary, but it was “cheap” that reeled me in. I sifted through the mandatory sentences that you would expect to see under this title, like […]

Machu Picchu Fail

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Bad news for travelers to Machu Picchu this week (I guess it depends on how you look at it though). Heavy rains in Peru have caused widespread mudslides, one of which has blocked the train route from Cuzco to the famous ruins. But not to worry, according to reports, the 2,000 or so who are […]

Video: Where Else To Hike And Camp But On One Of The World’s Most Active Volcanoes?

Thursday, January 21, 2010

I thought I’d check in with our friends over at as they progress through Latin and South America. Last time we checked in with them they were up to episode two: “Climbing Volcano San Pedro” in Guatemala. A look at episode six and . . . well they’re still climbing volcanoes in Guatemala. Ah, […]

The Weirdness That Is Salar De Uyuni

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

You wouldn’t think that the remnants of a prehistoric lake would make much of a destination, but this slideshow of Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat, shows you why it’s a must-see in South America. Besides the odd mirror-like effect that occurs after it rains (see above), the salt flat is known […]

The Expeditioner Travel Guide To Mozambique

Sunday, January 17, 2010

After my safari in South Africa I hitched a ride to Tofo, Mozambique, a sleepy fishing village on the Indian Ocean known for its great beaches and amazing diving. In this video I head underwater to check out the local population of manta rays, whale sharks, and coral life; meet up with some new friends […]

How To Get Around The End Of The World

Saturday, January 16, 2010

You ride the train. This week the Star takes us along on a train ride through and around the southernmost city in the world: Ushuia, Argentina. The train is modeled after the ones built in the early 1900s. These trains were crafted with the utmost simplicity — small, narrow and uncomfortable — as the cars […]

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