South America Travel​​

Looking For An Alternative Trail To Machu Picchu?
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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 […]

The Best Central American Islands
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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 […]

Why You Should Visit Colombia
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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 […]

Contemplation In A Cup Of Coffee
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Contemplation In A Cup Of Coffee

It wakes you up. It begins your day. After the third or fourth one, the day may come crashing down. Coffee breaks are a part of our societal makeup, the moments we relish in between […]

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Helado!
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I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Helado!

You find them lurking everywhere: on the corners of dimly lit streets, in the goopy hands of people, in your freezer. You can hear the icebox-toting vendors screaming its name, beckoning for your business, “Helado! […]

Colombia’s Caribbean Coast
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Colombia’s Caribbean Coast

Colombia’s Caribbean coast is in the news big time this week, with article in both the Financial Times and the NY Times. Gone are the days when the region’s checkered history scared away tourists. Now, […]

Going To Machu Picchu This Fall? See The Rest Of Peru
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Going To Machu Picchu This Fall? See The Rest Of Peru

The high season for Machu Picchu is roughly June through September, as summer travelers use their vacation time to explore the ruins in the predictably good weather these months bring. In October the rainy season […]

Forget Pandora: A Trek Into Earth’s Oldest Rainforest
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Forget Pandora: A Trek Into Earth’s Oldest Rainforest

By Justin Calderon Button-faced gibbons lankily toss themselves through the canopy, a petite mouse deer gnaws at a bush below, and Betek — the chief and shaman of his tribe — methodically whittles another blow […]

A Perfect Marriage Of Luxury And Culture At Lake Atitlan
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A Perfect Marriage Of Luxury And Culture At Lake Atitlan

I will be honest: the sound of the word “lake” causes an instant yawn reflex. Mention “beach” or “miles of sand and sea,” and you’ve caught my attention for the next hour. As a seasoned […]

Traveling Cheap In Central America, The Frugal Traveler Way
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Traveling Cheap In Central America, The Frugal Traveler Way

Have you been following the exploits of the newly-installed Frugal Traveler, Seth Kugel, this summer as he’s been making his way from São Paulo to New York? This month alone he’s traipsed around Los Zorros, […]

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