The Zika virus threatens many Central and South American countries, so travelers heading south can benefit from Insect Shield clothing and Bullfrog spray.
Birdwatching from a 30-meter-high watchtower and hiking forest trails are a good introduction to exploring Ecuador’s Amazon and La Selva Lodge.
Rocky Mountain National Park is not just for campers, there is still plenty to do for those who love all the comforts of home.
Guatemala: A comically failed attempt at climbing what the author later discovered was a “black diamond” volcano in Guatemala.
Chile’s Atacama desert: Five great reasons to visit this magnificent landscape that’s unlike anywhere else on Earth.
Biking down the ‘Death Road’ in Bolivia: A road where more than 250 people die every year is a great place for a very fast bike ride.
In Medellin, Colombia, where Pablo Escobar has never been forgotten, Kevin Dimetres goes to an Atletico Nacional soccer match and takes in the local color and devoted fandom.
Keep Safe during the summer Rio Olympic games in Brazil. A local provides tips on how to ‘act like a Brazilian’ and avoid being a victim of crime.
Wildlife safari in the Pantanal region of Brazil is perfect for photographers looking for great nature shots.
Isla de la Plata and lots of Booby’s: Off the coast of Ecuador, an island where rare birds thrive. Taking a boat trip to a remote island.
Belize: The Jungle Rhythms of Mayan Country. Discovering the interior of a very lightly populated country.
Uruguay: Colonia del Sacramento: Exploring the history and art of the South American city, that’s only 75 minutes by ferry from Buenos Aires.
Amazon Jungle: Shaya Laughlin as a 17-year-old went to the Amazon jungle with adventurer Mike Horn to work with locals on a water project.
Chile: Stephen Fabes set out in 2010 to bike 6 continents, here he bikes Patagonia, across a swamp and up hills.
Carnival in Paraguay! Don’t forget your snow spray and sunglasses in this undiscovered, friendly country. A bit like Brazil, but unique in its own way.
33 rescued lions await their passports and new life in South Africa
Peru: Travel through the Pisac ruins and visit the quiet Amaru community with this writer, who honors their quiet way of life, and respect for the earth.
Argentina: A last minute decision to visit Iguazu Falls in Buenos Aires was one of the best decision this travel writer has ever made.