“You’re going to Colombia?” By William Karz In spite of warnings and kidnappings, the author finds one of South America’s undiscovered treasures in this beautiful, misunderstood country. This past June, I was assigned to evaluate Colombia’s tourist potential. Knowing only of the country as a land soiled by conflict, travel warnings and infamous drug kingpins, […]
Travel articles about the exciting continent of South America.
Argentina’s Iguassu Falls: Niagara’s Big Brother By Sonja S. Stark One hundred million years ago the product of a gigantic volcanic cataclysm created one of the world’s most beautiful sights in South America: Iguassu Falls. Straddled on the southern border between Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay, Iguassu is a traveler’s favorite eco-destination. This place makes Niagara […]
On the Trail of the Gauchos in Argentina’s Pampas By Rosalba O’Brien In 1866, an English rancher by the name of Wilfred Latham wrote: “I cannot conceive of anything more exhilarating than a gallop across the plains…. a cloudless sky of deep azure, an atmosphere marvelously light and pure communicating a sense of indescribable buoyancy […]
Northeastern Brazil by Dune Buggy By Jasmina Kelemen Usually a stickler about seat belts and other basic safety measures, I sat in the back of a roofless dune buggy roaring over mountains of sand, clinging to an overhead bar and wondering what the hell would happen if this thing flipped over. The driver must have […]
A 25,000-mile road trip from Connecticut to Ushuaia, Argentina, road trip South America. Driving to Argentina from the USA, Driving to Patagonia from US.
Getting Familiar with the Aymara on the Big Lake in Peru By Eva Piccozzi Lake Titicaca, shared by Peru and Bolivia, is the highest navigable lake in the world, lying at 12,500 feet (3,810 m) above sea level. On the lake, there are floating islands that the Aymara indigenous group still occupy and uphold their […]
By Jade Frank Close your eyes and try to imagine life at Earth’s magnetic center. Are you picturing volcanoes, tidal waves, earthquakes and molten lava? Try an oasis of wandering goats, fermented grapes, new age gurus and telescopes. Believe it or not, the spot on earth that’s supposedly most energetically charged is an arid valley […]
Celebrating Beauty, Culture and Fine Wine By Jade Frank Strolling along brilliantly colored tiles in Plaza Italia, sipping on extraordinary red wine for $1 a glass and snacking on a dish of steamed escargot, I did a double take at the unmistakable sight and sound of bagpipes. Attending the annual wine festival of Mendoza, Argentina […]
Journey to Mars – San Pedro de Atacama, Chile By Max Hartshorne Photos by Paul Shoul Traveling in this vast and empty northern desert of Chile, where a brutal sun gives way to a freezing night, the atmosphere is so charged from the minerals beneath one’s feet you can feel static in the mountains. San […]
Around the World in 100 Days Editor’s note: Videographer Sony Stark has embarked on a world tour aboard the MV Explorer to make a documentary about Semester At Sea, a program of the Institute for Shipboard Education. Second Port of Call: Salvador, Brazil By Sony Stark Salvador, Brazil is known as the greatest Afro-Brazilian city, […]