South America Travel

A Sustainable Surfing Shangri-la In Peru

Thursday, November 12, 2009

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 owned and operated, is a […]

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

Thursday, November 12, 2009

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

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

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 mode. “Unesco made Valparaíso’s historic […]

Beyond Buenos Aires

Sunday, November 1, 2009

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 for life in the city […]

Chile’s Atacama Desert Is Out Of This World

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

So, I’ve recently figured out a lot about myself. For starters, I’m a sucker for rice terraces, any kind of non-English pop music always sounds better to me for whatever reason, traditional dancing of any kind will mesmerize me, and my newest personal factoid: I dig weird landscapes. I recently found some amazing pictures of Chile’s Atacama […]

Where Are This Winter’s Hot Spots In Latin America?

Friday, October 16, 2009

The NY Daily News ticks off some of their favorite hotspots this summer in Latin America. A few may not exactly be terribly insightful (it’s a given Buenos Aires and Rio are great to see come late November), but there were a few good suggestions here I’d take some time to check out. Nicaragua’s San […]

This Is Why You Want To Go To El Salvador

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

How cool would it be to tell your friends back home how you spent your vacation volcano-hopping in El Salvador? Well, it’s not out of the question. With 22 volcanoes, crater lakes, and beaches to knock the breath out of your lungs (as well as really cheap flights from the U.S./Canada), it’s not long before […]

Why Your Next Trip Should Be To Central America

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Is there anything worse than that sinking feeling you get after looking at your bank statement and realizing that about 3/4 of the world is officially out of your budget for travel at the moment? Relax, as winter approaches, temperatures drop, and wallets are reeling from summer excesses, there’s still a chance to get away […]

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To Machu Picchu: Ollantaytambo

Monday, September 14, 2009

Looking for something else to do while on your trek to Machu Picchu? Try spending some time in Ollantaytambo. Located about 2/3 of the way to Machu Picchu from Cusco, Ollantaytambo is the Sacred Valley’s other hotspot for parking your llama and checking out Incan ruins. The NYT has the lowdown on ways to explore […]

The Most Dangerous Road In The World

Saturday, September 12, 2009

I’ve been on some white knuckle roads in my life; the ones you switchback up nothing much more than a concrete trail up sheer cliff face. Sure, it’s a feat of engineering, but will traveling on said road be a feat of another kind? Yes. Among others, this road I’m talking about is the legendary […]

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