South America Travel

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 […]

Colombia Calling (Part Two)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

The easy part of about Playa Grande is falling for it immediately. The hard part? Getting there. By Matt Stabile I STUCK MY HEAD OUT THE OPEN DOOR OF THE BUS and looked down a steep cliff wall that descended into a wide bay. The public buses in Colombia are usually beat-up looking affairs, with […]

What’s The Skinny on Argentine Beef?

Friday, August 28, 2009

Welcome to the Southern Hemisphere, Matt! As our fearless Expeditioner was kind enough to mention yesterday, my name is Hal and I’m currently calling Buenos Aires home. To be honest, it doesn’t feel quite like home yet, as I’ve only been in the BsAs a total of 6 nights so far. I’m still seeing everything […]

Colombia Calling (Part One)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Maybe secluded bays and pristine beaches aren’t the first things that pop into people’s head when they think of Colombia, but a trip to Colombia’s Caribbean coast reveals just that. And the best part? No tourists. By Matt Stabile AS I LOOKED OUT THE BUS WINDOW AND INTO THE NIGHT SKY, I could see flashes […]

Video: Sunday In The Plaza With Jose

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Located in Guanajuato in Central Mexico, Sunday in the central plaza of San Miguel De Allende means ice cream, fresh fruit, and most likely a parade, something this town is very good at doing. Often.

Let’s Show Mexico Some Love

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

So Mexico hasn’t really been getting a lot of love lately, what with the the whole swine flu and drug war thing going on, but that means that deals abound and there are far fewer tourists to deal with (plus you can get to Mexico with JetBlue’s all-you-can-jet $599 pass). But what to do when […]

Almost Fall: Time To Plan Your Trip To Argentina

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

The bad news: fall (and therefore winter) is around the corner. The good news: it’s just about that time to start thinking about travel to South America, where the second-half of the year is arguably the best time to visit. This is especially true for travel to Argentina’s Mendoza region, Argentina’s Motown of wine, where […]

Love In The Time Of Travel

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Did anyone else notice that the best travel article in this Sunday’s NYT was actually in the back of the Magazine section? (Sigh, Bill Keller when are you going to wise up and let me run the section for you guys?) In it, soon-to-be-published Micheal J. White recounts a memorable night in Lima that marked […]

Buenos Aires: Paris Of The 1920’s?

Friday, May 29, 2009

Having just finished rereading “A Moveable Feast,” it’s enticing to think that there’s a place on Earth right now that may have that same spirit that Paris did for the “Lost Generation,” a time when the French capital was cheap, artist-friendly, and ground zero for ex-pats in pursuit of their creative endeavors. (The best chapter […]

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