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South America

South America

Best travel in South America

Travel in the Galapagos Islands

Up Close and Personal: The Galapagos Islands

With so many rare species and unique-looking animals, the Galapagos Islands are like no other place on earth.
Floating islands of Peru

Walking on Water: The Floating Islands of Peru

When you step off the boat, you won’t lose your sea legs. The “land” here is made of reeds, and island-building is a constant project.

Argentina: Losing It at the End of the World

A traveler finds himself stranded in Ushuaia, the southern tip of Argentina.
Dive in the Galapagos to support turtle conservation research!

Volunteer Vacations: Best Places to Volunteer with Wildlife

Love wildlife? Head to one of these destinations to help some of the world's most amazing creatures.

Spain Builds a Super-Fort in Cartagena, Colombia

Discover a piece of history at the fortress of Castillo San Felipe de Barajas.
Thailand

5 Countries with the Best Healthcare in the World

Looking for the best healthcare in the world? It may just be a beach vacation away.

Hiking Off the Beaten Path in Peru

In the past, you could stroll into Cusco and leave immediately on a self-guided Inca trip. How times have changed!
Beach in San Andres

Cafe Gourmet: Dining in San Andres

This improbably named cafe is filled with colorful characters and the catchy sounds of Caribbean music.

Dining in San Andres: A Night at Cafe Gourmet

Eating at this colorful Caribbean cafe on San Andres Island is always an adventure.
Peru New Years Eve

Mountaintop Magic: New Year’s Eve in Peru

In a one-room dwelling of a shepard’s compound, a mountaintop shaman offers a New Year's blessing and an unforgettable experience.
Otavalo, Ecuador

On the Trail of Tapestry: Ecuadorean Master Weaver

Go beyond the big market stalls to find the intricate designs of Otavalo’s renowned Jose Cotacachi.

Chile’s Hottest Hike: Climbing the Villarrica Volcano

An intrepid traveler braves the angry mountain to get a glimpse of the boiling caldera.
San Antonio de Areco

San Antonio de Areco: A Visit to Rural Argentina

Pub-crawling by bike, Argentinean style. Save room for homemade sausages, artisan cheeses and the best chocolate milk around.
Travel in Cartagena, Columbia

Cartagena: Colombia’s Caribbean Gem

Bustling beaches, medieval architecture and a high-rise skyline characterize this Caribbean city.