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Drop The Attitude, You’re In Mendoza Wine Country
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Drop The Attitude, You’re In Mendoza Wine Country

Mendoza offers all the quality wines, scenic vistas and epicurean escapism as its sister wine-growing regions — Bordeaux and Napa — but good luck getting an up-close, intimate experience while in either of those two places. As Laura learns while exploring the region in this BT piece, ” . . […]

How To See The Real Venezuela
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How To See The Real Venezuela

One night as I was returning to my hostel in Santa Marta, Colombia, I ran into a group of guys from Ireland who had just arrived from Venezuela. “How’d you guys like it?” I asked. “It’s a very beautiful country,” one of the guys responded. “Just avoid Caracas. I never […]

Buenos Aires Poised For The Return Of The Mondeda
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Buenos Aires Poised For The Return Of The Mondeda

As has been widely reported during the last few months, it’s been almost impossible to find Monedas (one peso coins) in Buenos Aires for various reasons, but mainly due to their necessity to ride the city’s buses. Well it looks like BA’s upgrading and instituting an electronic ticketing system, which […]

Looking To Experience The Real Central America? Head To Guatemala
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Looking To Experience The Real Central America? Head To Guatemala

These days, it’s more than likely that you’re going to be around many other travelers  when you’re in Central and South America. But as Anna points out in this article, Guatemala offers a rare opportunity to see and experience a culture that “remains remarkably untouched by modernity.” In the South […]

Videos From The South or Videos From Places I’d Rather Be On My Birthday
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Videos From The South or Videos From Places I’d Rather Be On My Birthday

Well it’s not officially my birthday yet for another hour — unless you’re in the Canadian Maritimes, in which case let the revelry begin — but I thought I’d go ahead and imagine spending it in a couple of places I’d rather be today, an annual tradition that I usually […]

Buenos Aires On Zero Pesos A Day
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Buenos Aires On Zero Pesos A Day

As the Traveler points out, Buenos Aires is pretty cheap for most foreigners anyways ($1 equals about 3 1/2 Argentine pesos as of today, 4.8 for one British pound) but for the real cheapskate, myself included (not by choice) BA has a ton of things to see and do for […]

Travel Guide to Cartagena
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Travel Guide to Cartagena

Here’s the third and final video from my trip to Colombia: Cartagena. Cartagena is easily one of the most beautiful cities in the world and one of Colombia’s most popular cities to visit. In this video I wander the city’s picturesque “Old Town,” visit a museum dedicated to the city’s […]

Island Paradise In The Middle Of Nicaragua
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Island Paradise In The Middle Of Nicaragua

Hop on a short ferry ride from the shores of Lake Nicaragua, Central America’s largest lake, and head to Ometepe, an island formed by two giant volcanoes and one of Nicaragua’s most well-known, but not necessarily most-visited spots (also rumored to be gunning for the 74th spot on the seven […]

Travel Guide To Medellín, Colombia
Travel Guide To Medellín, Colombia

Travel Guide To Medellín, Colombia

Here’s the second video from my trip to Colombia: Medellín. Next up is Cartagena and Colombia’s Caribbean Coast. Medellín, Colombia’s second largest city, is a favorite amongst visitors to Colombia due to its amazing scenery, friendly people, and surprising number of sights to see throughout the city.

Travel Guide to Bogotá, Colombia
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Travel Guide to Bogotá, Colombia

Here it is, my Bogotá video, the first of three videos I’m doing from my trip to Colombia. Next up is Medellin, then Cartagena and the Caribbean Coast. Bogotá, Colombia’s bustling capital city, is one of the best places to explore Colombian culture for the very reason that the city […]

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