Travel articles about the exciting continent of South America.
By Kent E. St. John Senior Travel Editor People from around the world head to Rio for its great beaches, and Cariocas or Rio residents head to Buzios, only 102 miles away, for their beach fix. Buzios is a perfect place to worship the Brazilian sun and sea. Out into the Atlantic is a seven-mile […]
Following the trail of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid in Bolivia – looking for Butch’s gravesite and other signs of his life in Bolivia on the run.
By Cindy Blount Often a dead-end road is perceived to be dull and boring, but in Northern Belize, dead-end roads lead to exciting, off-the-beaten-path places that include small hotels, restaurants, Mayan sites, forest reserves, seaside villages and interesting people. As part of the development of the Toucan Trail website to market affordable accommodations for the […]
Refuge Hopping in the Mountains of Patagonia By Amanda Schoenberg Trudging up the last unforgiving zigzag of Cerro Negro (“Black Peak”) in Argentina ‘s Northern Patagonia was nothing less than brutal for our inexperienced hiking team. But the rewards were staggering once we climbed to the summit, where an incredible black lagoon and the friendly […]
Walk Like a Brazilian: “la abundancia do Brasilia!” By Robin Sparks I’d been to every country on my list except for one, Brazil. The Brazil in my mind was passion, romance, the samba, fresh fruit, tropical beaches, and the bossanova. When I heard that in Brazil it’s rude to show up on time, I thought […]
By Natalie Andrews There are experiences that teach us. There are moments that seem to alter the passage of time. Then there are experiences powerful enough to change one’s perspective forever. The experience of international volunteering achieved all of these things for me — and more. I worked in Brazil on a volunteer placement through […]
By Molly Beer Blank as an empty page, a plane of possibility stretching white to the horizon, then blurring seamlessly into sky, a spattering of distant purple hills and “islands” are visible, floating on colliding light. Even having read the descriptions, the guidebooks and tour company fliers, even having seen the photographs, the vastness of […]