South America Travel​​

Hotels Are So Passe, Alternative Lodging’s The Thing
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Hotels Are So Passe, Alternative Lodging’s The Thing

Seven months ago, we had arrived in Buenos Aires, on schedule, from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. There were three-and-a-half of us — the half person was Benito, my friends’ cat — exhausted from the plane […]

Choquequirao: The Other Machu Picchu?
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Choquequirao: The Other Machu Picchu?

Not for the weary traveler, the multi-day trek to Choquequirao tests even the most experienced hikers. But what about the result? How about unforgettable Inca ruins far from the crowds of tourists at that “other” […]

Paradise In Brazil: Salvador
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Paradise In Brazil: Salvador

Brazil: the name itself conjures images of astounding beauty. As Latin America’s largest country, not only is the terrain diverse — jungles, beaches and mountains — but the cities, too. Usually, those who have not […]

Gabriel García Márquez’s Colombia
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Gabriel García Márquez’s Colombia

This week Cartagena, Colombia, is getting the “walk-in-the-shoes-of-“blank” treatment from the NYT, with a look at the city through the eyes (and hands) of Gabriel García Márquez, perhaps Colombia’s most famous artistic export (outside of […]

Top Five Things To Do In Buenos Aires
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Top Five Things To Do In Buenos Aires

Originally, I had wanted to come up with a list of the top-five touristy and non-touristy things to do in Buenos Aires and then I realized that: a) that would be a little righteous as […]

Planning That Dream Nicaraguan Wedding
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Planning That Dream Nicaraguan Wedding

Party. Destination. Wedding. What’s not to love? In my own search for the ultimate wedding (think– wedding piñata), I couldn’t help but continually envisioning my impending wedding as the destination type. That idea never came to fruition. Luckily for me, my […]

Perilous Patagonia In Peril
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Perilous Patagonia In Peril

It has been some weeks since returning from the Argentine-side of the Patagonian region. I was affected by its immensity and beauty. To be quite honest, I find the experience hard to put into words […]

A Bowl Of Fruit
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A Bowl Of Fruit

By Tyrel Nelson It was mid-January, but no snow was on the ground — an odd sight for Minnesotans. The 17 of us were actually in the verdant highlands of Panajachel, Sololá, Guatemala. Teammates on […]

Let Them Eat Vegetables! (In Buenos Aires)
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Let Them Eat Vegetables! (In Buenos Aires)

It might not be a part of the European Union, but Buenos Aires has the ambience to contend with the rest. The city has cobbled-stone roads, plazas and cafes on every corner, grandiose hand gestures, […]

Patagonia, Argentina: What To See And How To See It
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Patagonia, Argentina: What To See And How To See It

Traveling the South of Argentina can be a bit physically grueling and not easy on the walley. Nevertheless, there are some things that one must see if you travel to the Patagonian region. San Carlos […]



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