Travel articles about the exciting continent of South America.
Guatemala: Beautiful Lake Atitlan on The Wonder Trail. An excerpt from Steve Hely’s new book, The Wonder Trail–True Tales from Los Angeles to the End of the World, in which the author visits nearly every country in Central and South America on a continental road trip
Experience the Rocky’s and the Comforts of Home By Deb Schaffer For those whose idea of camping is a luxury hotel, Rocky Mountain National Park is intimidating. The park is over 400 square miles of wild animals, aspen glades, and mountains spiraling into the sky. There’s no excuse not to visit and hear the jays […]
By Elizabeth Dickinson Sitting on the edge of the road, legs hanging over the side, feet just above a ledge of rock and mysterious plants, I regrouped, gazing at a canyon thousands of meters below that grew thousands of meters above. It was spread in thick, Amazonian foliage. Thin streams of waterfalls spouted from troughs […]
In Medellin, Atletico Nacional Stirs Passion Among Soccer Fans Around Pablo Escobar By Kevin Dimetres The modern mystique of Medellin’s Atletico Nacional Futbol Club lies in its controversial past; Nacional was the one-time play toy of Colombian cocaine kingpin Pablo Escobar. I wasn’t sure what to expect when I visited Medellin and watched Atletico Nacional […]
Wildlife Safari in Brazil’s Pantanal: Getting Up close and personal with Jaguars By Shannon Broderick The term “Safari” tends to bring to mind khaki-clad individuals with binoculars around their neck, hunched on the top of a teetering Land Rover, searching the African plains for majestic lions. “Africa definitely gets the ‘lion’s share of attention,” says […]
Isla de la Plata and a lot of Booby’s Off the coast of Ecuador, an island where rare birds thrive By Aileen Friedman The main and biggest tourist attraction in the small coastal fishing town of Puerto Lopez, Ecuador is the boat tour to the Isla de la Plata, an island an hour and a […]