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Mysterious Mounds in South America Are Likely Worm Poop

The human-size towers in Colombia and Venezuela wetlands are actually piles of excrement, a new study says.<p>As an earthworm biologist and soil scientist, Anne Zangerlé has spent most of her research career looking down.<p>Trekking through the steamy tropical wetlands of Colombia and Venezuela in search …

South America

Best Honeymoon Hotels: Central America and South America

<i>Picking the perfect honeymoon location is no easy feat — countless destinations, endless hotel options, and finding the ideal spot to suit both you and your new spouse's needs... how do you choose? Well, we've got you covered. Whether you're looking for inexpensive honeymoon ideas, ultra-romantic</i> …

South America

Guyana: South America's best-kept secret?

Today marks the 50th anniversary of Guyana achieving independence from Britain. In one sense, this is a historical fact of the most straight-forward kind, the sort of half-century-shaped nugget of trivia on which pub quizzes are built. But in another way, this is a red-letter date tinged with an …

South America's Leftist Implosion: Let the Debate Begin

From Venezuela to Brazil to Argentina, the political left is crumbling, raising real questions about the durability of South America's so-called "Pink Tide." In Caracas, the future of Chávez protégé Nicolás Maduro remains unclear amidst plunging world oil prices, rampant inflation, power shortages …

Belmond Andean Explorer, South America's first luxury sleeper train

South America’s first luxury sleeper train will commence service next year. Operated by Belmond, the company behind the Venice Simplon Orient-Express, the Belmond Royal Scotsman and Ireland’s forthcoming Belmond Grand Hibernian train services, the Belmond Andean Explorer in Peru will cut across one …

South America

Andean peaks, Amazonian rainforest, Patagonian glaciers, Incan ruins, colonial towns, white-sand beaches and vertiginous nightlife: the wonders of South America set the stage for incredible adventures.<p>Top experiences in South America

Backpackers in South America more entrepreneurial than others, study finds

A new study published in the <i>International Journal of Tourism Anthropology</i> has found that international travellers backpacking in South America tend to be a little different.<p>The study, authored by Anne-Katrin Broocks of the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Hamburg, …

Paraguay: A Lost Paradise and a Land of Opportunity in the Heart of South America

Paraguay Sunset<p>On May 6th, 7th and 8th the Tenth Edition of the World Economic Forum Latin America 2015 was held in Riviera Maya, Mexico where I represented Paraguay and Latin America together with 49 other young people from 19 countries in the region. During the event, more than 800 leaders from …

First luxury sleeper train in South America will commence service in Peru next year

Luxury hotel and travel outfitter Belmond has announced the launch of South America’s first luxury sleeper train, Belmond Andean Explorer in Peru. Service commences in May 2017 and will traverse one of the highest rail routes on earth.<p>Journeys through the Peruvian Andes will offer spectacular views …

New in Travel: inside South America's first luxury sleeper train set to travel through one of the highest rail routes in the world

Travellers in Peru will soon have a lavish new way to experience the country as the first luxury sleeper train in South America launches next year. If that’s not enough to pique your interest, the travel and hotel company Belmond has released some images that show off the designs for the new …

My 1st street art tour in Buenos Aires in photos.

If you have been following my blog or Instagram for a while you know I love street art. I have shared tons of street art from around the world and am …

Spanish dialects of Argentina. This map makes a distinction between Spanish spoken in Buenos Aires, The Litoral and Patagonia, but to me they are pretty much the same. [[MORE]]Rioplatense is the...

<b>Spanish dialects of Argentina.</b><p>This map makes a distinction between Spanish spoken in Buenos Aires, The Litoral and Patagonia, but to me they are …

9 experiences you have to have in Cusco before you die

1. Roam the San Pedro Market on a Sunday morning.<p>It’s dirty and it stinks and is dripping in skinned cow heads, but it is also filled to the brim …

Portraits of Patagonia Landscapes

After a beautiful series made in Iceland, photographer Andy Lee offers stunning pictures taken during a journey in Patagonia between Argentina and …

Kuelap, the Ancient Fortress That Aims to Become the Second Biggest Tourist Destination in Peru

Kuelap is an important Peruvian archaeological site located in the province of Luya, in the Amazonas region, built by the Chachapoya culture of …

5 must-visit destinations in Patagonia for modern explorers

Patagonia's 400,000 square miles are home to some of the most beautiful and diverse landscapes on the planet.<p>It's an ideal destination for adventure …

Reflecting Salt Flat In Bolivia

During the rainy season, the salt desert of Bolivia becomes covered in a thin layer o water and turn into an immense natural mirror reflecting the …

10 Things To Do And See In Quito, Ecuador

Built upon the foundations of an ancient Incan city, Quito, Ecuador’s capital stands at over 9’000 feet above sea level, and is one of the highest …

European Travel

The Top 5 Things To Do And See In Foz Do Iguaçu, Brazil

Foz do Iguaçu, located near the borders with Paraguay and Argentina, has about 260,000 inhabitants and is the prime destination for tourists visiting …

Latin America

The Best-Kept Secrets In South American Travel

<i>By: Karina Martinez-Carter</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>Sure, the backpackers might <i>think</i> they've got the inside scoop on all of South America's hidden spots, but no matter how many recommendations are passed along on the Inca Trail or in Cuzco bars, this vast continent always has more surreal places to …

La Paz, Bolivia: 'The vertical city that never stops'

A lurch and a swish, a sudden sense of space beneath my feet – and then I plunge headlong into one of the most eyeball-bending views in the world: the Andes mountains in widescreen, inverted cones of streets, shimmers of colour through the high, thin air. This is La Paz, Bolivia’s principal city, …

Esta laguna de agua turquesa en Patagonia es una de las más bonitas del mundo (y está en Argentina)

Este post es un #RelatodeViaje Todo el trayecto para llegar a este lugar es increíble. Lo que ven en fotos es una colección de ángulos de un rincón …

Biking Circuito Chico in Bariloche, Argentina.

I’ll be honest with you I had never actually heard of Bariloche until I got there. Even then I had no clue what I was going to do when I got there. I …

The roads of the Inca Empire.

The world as 100 people over the last 200 years.<p>Europeans are divided along ideological lines in their views of the EU, but this division is not a …

Postcard from Peru

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.”– Henry Miller

9 of the most eye-popping mountain passes in South America

The Andes Mountains stretch from the far north of Venezuela all the way down to South America’s tip in Argentina and crosses seven countries. It …