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The Hummingbird Outside My Window: The Mystery of the Nazca Lines
Peru: Cassie Silva takes a flight over the Nazca Desert in Peru to view the famous giant petroglyphs thought to be more than two thousand years old.
Ecuador: Finding Sea Legs in the Galapagos
Jon Brandts explores the Galapagos Islands and gets up close and personal with tortoises, sea lions and blue-footed boobies.
The Andes Trail Expedition: Biking to the End of the World
Kaitlyn Silva writes about the 6,875-mile Andes Trail Bike Expedition from Ecuador to Argentina organized by Bike Dreams of the Netherlands.
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Santa Catarina: A Quiet Corner of Brazil
Santa Catarina, Brazil: Susan McKee travels to Santa Catarina, Brazil, a quiet corner, where she celebrates Octoberfest with the German community, visits an Italian glassmaking factory, and enjoys the vistas at a resort on the Planalto Serrano.
Searching for a City in the Wild Amazon
An excerpt from The Lost City of Z by New Yorker staff writer David Grann
Machu Picchu: An Ancient Treasure Threatened by Man and Nature
Machu Picchu: David Rich visits the spectacular Incan ruins at Machu Picchu, and reports that the ancient site is threatened by earthquakes and heavy tourist traffic.

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In the Land of Sand: Dune Surfing in Huacachina, Peru
Surfing on sand dunes at the Hucacachina Oasis in Peru, the highest sand dunes in the world. Peru sand dunes.
Salvador, Brazil: Carnaval and Capoeira
Isadora Dunne celebrates Carnaval in Salvador, Brazil, and takes a class in Capoeira, a comtination of dance and martial arts unique to the area.
Montevideo, Uruguay: Relaxed and Sociable
Montevideo Uruguay: Dominic Degrazier writes a guide to the relaxed and friendly city of Montevideo, Uruguay.
Buzios, Brazil: A Family Adventure
Buzios: Andrea Bailey visits the sun-drenched beaches of Buzios, Brazil with her husband and her baby.
Argentina: Horseback Riding and Kayaking in Patagonia
Lauren Axelrod goes on an outdoor adventure in Patagonia, riding horses across the plains, kayaking on crystal lakes and sleeping beneath the southern stars.
Costa Rica:Ecotourism and Outdoor Adventure
Laurie Ellis takes an eco-tour of Costa Rica with plenty of adventure. She goes ziplining, horseback riding, bicycling, rappelling, tubing and whitewater rafting.
Exploring Peru With My New Family
Jenny Hartshorne visits Peru with her new blended family and everyone has a fabulous time exploring the Amazon Rainforest and the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Colombia's Pacific Coast: Wild and Disconnected
Colombia's Choco province, visiting the small villages of Nuqui, El Valle and Bahia Salono on the Pacific Coast of Colombia for jungle trekking and whale watching
Colombia's Pacific Coast: Wild and Disconnected, Page Two
The author describes a trip to Colombia's Choco province, visiting the small villages of Nuqui, El Valle and Bahia Salono on the Pacific Coast of Colombia for jungle trekking and whale watching.
Ecuador: Mountain Biking on the Highway of the Waterfalls
A bicycle trip from Banos to Puyo in Ecuador, taking in some awesome waterfalls scenery along the way, and visits a wildlife sanctuary in Puyo.
Forget Machu Picchu, Dive Into Lima
Forget Machu Picchu, Dive into Lima.
Colombia: Hiking to the Lost City of Teyuan
Lost City of Colombia: Hiking the long and dangerous path through the mountains of Colombia to the Lost City of Teyuan, with the help of his trusty guide Edwin.
Volunteers For Peace: Making Travel More Meaningful
Jessica Courtney writes about Volunteers for Peace, a non-profit group based in Vermont which places volunteers in more than 3,000 projects around the world.
Titicaca the Great: Urcos, Yavari and Sillustani Too!
Lake Titicaca David Rich visits Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake, visits the archaeological site at Sillustani, and checks out the steamship Yavari, which was shipped from England and transported piece by piece to Puno by mule train in 1861.
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