South America Travel

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Top 6 Beach Towns In Chile

Thursday, May 21, 2009

It’s not exactly a secret, but when most people think of Chile, incredible beaches and cool coastal towns do not usually pop into their head (despite the fact that the country has about 4,000 miles of Pacific coastline). As Cathy explains in this Matador article, these towns have inspired poetry (Neruda – Isla Negra), offered […]

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Top 10 Eco Adventures in the Mayan Riviera

Sunday, May 17, 2009

With spectacular ancient ruins, underwater caves and some of the world’s best snorkeling, you better believe there’s more to do in the Mayan Riviera than sunbathing and sipping tropical drinks. By Alexis Korman This time of year, some big city folk like myself are not only pasty, but content with staking out a small stretch […]

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Sleep With Francis Ford Coppola While In Buenos Aires

Friday, May 15, 2009

It’s no secret that famed director Francis Ford Coppola is a big fan of Argentina, Buenos Aires specifically. So much so that he now calls the country home; his next movie, Tetro (don’t worry, Sophia is not in it), was filmed in and is based in Buenos Aires; and he has even opened up his […]

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Top 10 Spots For Coffee In Buenos Aires

Thursday, April 23, 2009

The Guardian’s collected their 10 favorite cafes in Buenos Aires to sit back and do what the Porteños do best: leisurely eat and drink. I can’t think of many other places in the world that has perfected the practice of doing just that, with meals stretching for hours on end and a cup of coffee […]

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Get Lost With A Lost Girl In Colombia

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

One of the hard working ladies from “The Lost Girls” is/was in Colombia recently, blogging her way through the northern stretches of the country. Her latest dispatch finds her taking a side-trip to Santa Marta where she lounges on the beaches in Santa Marta and soaks up some rays. Though mentioned in passing in her […]

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Where To Find The 10 Best Beaches In Brazil

Thursday, April 16, 2009

The Guardian compiled a list of the top 10 beaches in Brazil as chosen from some of the world’s foremost experts on travel to Brazil. Not surprisingly, many looked far beyond the famed coastline of Rio to come up with a list of beaches as far-flung as the river beaches in Alter do Chao deep […]

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Where’s The Best Town To Stay In To Explore Patagonia?

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Perfect for exploring Parque Nacional Los Glaciares in Argentine Patagonia, the small village of El Chaltén offers explorers the opportunity to make day trips throughout Argentina’s second largest national park, as Robert finds out in this article. Within a day’s hike you can gaze at one of the world’s premier climbing peaks, Cerro Torre, or […]

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São Paulo’s Hottest Neighborhood

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

The NYT has the inside on the “it” neighborhood in São Paulo, which, in fact, is not really a neighborhood at all, but the historically “bad” side of Avenida Paulista. Once known as the city’s red-light district, this “anything-goes nuthouse” is now hopping with multi-level clubs, hip restaurants and late night lounges including Astronete, “a […]

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Blogging Panama, Loving Panama

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Brendan over at Jaunted has posted his first blog entry from his journey through Panama, beginning with his stay in Kuna Yala Islands, the 400-island archipelago off of Panama’s southern tip. Brendan wistfully describes the islands as an “obvious stop for a beach bum, drop-out-of-life vacation,” which is kind of the goal of most people’s […]

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Falling For The “Other” Brazil In Minas Gerais

Sunday, March 29, 2009

A taste of true Brazilian culture is waiting for you just a short trip from Rio in Minas Gerais. By Lindsey Witthaus When most people picture Brazil they usually conjure up images of Rio de Janeiro and its many postcard-worthy locations such as Sugar Loaf Mountain and the famous Ipanema and Copacabana beaches. But let’s […]

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