South America Travel​​

Nicaragua: Costa Rica Without The Rica
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Nicaragua: Costa Rica Without The Rica

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” […]

Machu Picchu Fail
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Machu Picchu Fail

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 […]

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

I thought I’d check in with our friends over at TwoBackpackers.com as they progress through Latin and South America. Last time we checked in with them they were up to episode two: “Climbing Volcano San […]

The Weirdness That Is Salar De Uyuni
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The Weirdness That Is Salar De Uyuni

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 […]

The Expeditioner Travel Guide To Mozambique
The Expeditioner Travel Guide To Mozambique

The Expeditioner Travel Guide To Mozambique

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 […]

How To Get Around The End Of The World
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How To Get Around The End Of The World

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 […]

Gran Buenos Aires: San Isidro
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Gran Buenos Aires: San Isidro

For the past couple of months I have stayed within the city boundaries of Buenos Aires. I just figured that I have a lot of time to tour the country and take on new adventures, […]

Buenos Aires On Foot
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Buenos Aires On Foot

It was some weeks ago that I was on my way to Recoleta, a barrio in Buenos Aires, to check out Latin America’s largest bookstore. I decided to take the bus as opposed to the […]

Video: Out To Lunch For Ceviche In Lima
Video: Out To Lunch For Ceviche In Lima

Video: Out To Lunch For Ceviche In Lima

Wouldn’t it be great if every meal you had while traveling was with a knowledgeable chef, there at your side, describing the food and making recommendations for what’s good in the ‘hood? Here’s your chance […]

¡Che Boludo! A Gringo’s Guide To Understanding (And Swearing Like) The Argentines
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¡Che Boludo! A Gringo’s Guide To Understanding (And Swearing Like) The Argentines

Christmas Eve was a unique experience. The roomies and I got to hang out with some people that we have met, drinking wine, eating beef, and watching fireworks go off from the rooftop terrace. Not […]

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