South America Travel​​
Finding Colombia’s Lost City
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Finding Colombia’s Lost City

A trek into the jungle in search of Colombia’s “Lost City.” Our group grabs the packs from the top of the Jeep’s rusty roof before we set off for Ciudad Perdida, or Colombia’s Lost City. Our guide, Tunyi, decides to begin the six-day trek by telling us about eight tourists […]

How Much Is It Going To Cost To Step Foot In Argentina?
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How Much Is It Going To Cost To Step Foot In Argentina?

Rumor has it that Argentina has finally decided to make the travel game a little more fair. Recently, the Ministry of the Interior has released a notice that the Reciprocity Tax will take effect on January 1st, 2010. It´s a fee that American, Australian and Canadian passport-holders will have to pay […]

A Bookstore Behind The Beaten Path
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A Bookstore Behind The Beaten Path

I believe that no matter where you go you need to know where to find a decent bookstore. Latin America boasts its big bookstore chain, El Ateneo, but the stores are usually too big, stifling and not rich in hidden gems. Just recently I stumbled upon Walrus Books in the barrio that […]

Granada On Haphazard Guitar Strings
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Granada On Haphazard Guitar Strings

A night out on the town in Granada, Nicaragua, with a Canadian, a Rastafarian painter, and an ex-revolutionary. Does it get any better than this? By Luke Armstrong España was beautiful, young, Argentinean, and when she came up to talk to me on a bus heading towards the Costa Rican-Nicaraguan […]

Be Cool In Buenos Aires: Eat Secretly or Man I’m Sad I’m Not There Right Now
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Be Cool In Buenos Aires: Eat Secretly or Man I’m Sad I’m Not There Right Now

As I pack my bags here in gray New York City for my trip home for Thanksgiving, it’s hard to imagine that to the day, two years ago, I was in sunny Argentina, sopping up the rays, and wafting in the scents of the freshly blooming Jacarandas. Sigh. Naturally, I’m […]

Now You Tell Me What Not To Do In Chile
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Now You Tell Me What Not To Do In Chile

Great, now I find out I wasn’t supposed to go to the Concha y Toro winery — just outside of Santiago, Chile — because it’s considered “wine for dummies” (I don’t know, I thought the wine was quite good myself), and, instead, I should have trekked to the Casablanca or […]

A Sustainable Surfing Shangri-la In Peru
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A Sustainable Surfing Shangri-la In Peru

Let’s face it; Peru could be my very own Shangri-la without all these perks. Then you mix in one of the longest breaking left hand waves in the world, a chic resort that caters to local projects of sustainability, and it becomes pretty close to anyone’s ideal. Machapu Adventures, locally […]

What Are The Views Like Overlooking One Of The World’s Most Beautiful Lakes?
What Are The Views Like Overlooking One Of The World’s Most Beautiful Lakes?

What Are The Views Like Overlooking One Of The World’s Most Beautiful Lakes?

A steep hike up the side of Volcano San Pedro will ultimately reveal what many consider one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, Lake Atitlan in Guatemala. See for yourself at 5:55 in the above video courtesy of TwoBackpackers.com.

Valparaíso: South American Dining Mecca
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Valparaíso: South American Dining Mecca

You know there’s something going on in a city’s dining scene when the NYT’s gets wind of it. This week’s travel section highlighted the Chilean port city of Valparaíso where, with over 40 new restaurants in Cerro Concepción and Cerro Alegre alone, the city’s foodie scene is firmly in resurgent […]

Beyond Buenos Aires
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Beyond Buenos Aires

Your guide to heading out of the city and exploring what lays beyond Buenos Aires. By Katie Hammel For the ambitious traveler, the best of Buenos Aires can be seen in a few days, and even those who want to take a more relaxed approach can get a good feel […]

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