South America Travel​​
A Look At Bogotá’s Hipster Scene
LaDayliciosa

A Look At Bogotá’s Hipster Scene

As safety becomes the norm and Colombia’s young begin to enjoy life around the city (and money) the way a generation ago never did, a burgeoning, dare we say it, hipster scene is emerging in Bogotá. (Full disclosure, I live in Brooklyn. I feel this is something necessary to disclose […]

Licking Like A Local In Antigua, Guatemala (Ice Cream, That Is)
ice cream antigua

Licking Like A Local In Antigua, Guatemala (Ice Cream, That Is)

Guatemalans love ice cream. Well, at least in Antigua they do. At every turn, the historic city’s cobblestone streets seem to be crawling with people licking drippy cones of sugary frozen cream topped with a dollop of syrupy strawberry goodness. And it made me want it — like really want […]

Wandering Around Montserrat
Photo19_17

Wandering Around Montserrat

I have a knack for wandering around cities, losing my way for a few hours, but always finding my way to where I am headed. I think most travelers have this innate characteristic, but somehow I always forget to bring a map with me. It’s not intentional, I am just […]

The Pulse (Or Lack Thereof) Of Boipeba, Brazil
brazil

The Pulse (Or Lack Thereof) Of Boipeba, Brazil

Brazil. The word alone conjures visions of dark-haired, curvy women, swaying to samba in the sultry heat of a mid-summer’s night, clinging to their equally gorgeous counterparts on the coarse sands of Copacabana beach. The country just sort of exudes this sexy, vibrant, beautiful vibe to the average pale-faced foreigner, […]

Video: A Behind-The-Scenes Visit To A Brazilian Samba School
peroloanegrasambaschool

Video: A Behind-The-Scenes Visit To A Brazilian Samba School

You don’t have to be in Brazil this March 4th to have your very own Carnaval experience. The samba schools that compete for Carnaval honors in São Paulo hold open rehearsals in the months leading up to the big night. For travelers it’s a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for an up-close experience most people […]

Following A Journey By Bike
F1000022

Following A Journey By Bike

The other night I sat with a friend and asked her about her stories of traveling abroad. She has been everywhere from Italy to Egypt to Panama to Argentina, staying in each place for a couple of years, if not more. I thought, “Wow, what an incredible adventure.” “Yeah, I […]

Take Two And Tango In Buenos Aires
F1060002

Take Two And Tango In Buenos Aires

I returned to the Plaza Dorego in the Buenos Aires neighborhood of San Telmo to watch the people dance. Every Sunday Night, one side of the plaza is reserved for a milonga — the Argentine word for a place to tango. It’s a tradition for the class to go. Every […]

Looking For An Alternative Trail To Machu Picchu?
machupicchu

Looking For An Alternative Trail To Machu Picchu?

Has anyone else noticed how it seems like more and more people they know have just traveled to or are planning to visit Machu Picchu? Not that I don’t understand why — it’s indisputably one of the great sights to see on Earth, and pretty much on everyone’s “bucket list” […]

The Best Central American Islands
corn islands

The Best Central American Islands

Frommer’s recently compiled a list of their favorite Central American islands, from the Turneffe Atoll in Belize — whose 30-mile-long stretch of shallow water offers over 70 different named dive sites — to the Corn Island in Nicaragua where the crowds and development are still years, if not decades, away. […]

Why You Should Visit Colombia
colombiamedellin

Why You Should Visit Colombia

When I was reading the recent news reports about Colombia’s terrible rains and floods that have been ravaging the South American country for the last few weeks, it made me think back to my own trip there almost two years ago to the date. I was there in late November, […]

Page 6 of 19« First...45678...Last »