Category: South America

5 of the best places to catch stunning sunsets over Rio de Janeiro

5 of the best places to catch stunning sunsets over Rio de Janeiro

Rio de Janeiro is famous the world over for the dramatic beauty of its natural landscape – the city winds its way around jagged mountains, dense Atlantic rainforest, crashing waves and a seemingly-endless curve of white sand beach. Mother nature has truly pulled out all the stops here, and she gives it one last dash […]

Top 5 most family-friendly spots to visit in Central and South America

Top 5 most family-friendly spots to visit in Central and South America

With fragments of the Mexican drug cartels burrowing deeper into Central and Southern America, travelers may worry that their days of exploring Central America are over once they have a family. Contrary to popular myth, however, the crime rates throughout Central America are consistently decreasing. One need only look as far as Instagram for plenty […]

5 countries to visit this Spring

5 countries to visit this Spring

Daffodils are out and blossom is slowly appearing on the trees. It’s finally Spring. Many will flock to the Netherlands to see the tulip fields in full bloom but we have some other suggestions for where is best to visit this season. From the blossoms in Japan to wildflowers in Jordan and whales in Argentina, […]

Top 10 luxury hotels in Brazil

Top 10 luxury hotels in Brazil

Brazil is a country blessed with outstanding natural beauty, some of the biggest sights in the world and has a superb array of luxury hotels to complement. It can be argued that many of the best hotels in the country are in Sao Paulo, the economic and cultural hub of Brazil, and certainly there were […]

The top 4 islands to visit in Latin America

The top 4 islands to visit in Latin America

To find the real hidden jewels of Central and South America, take to the ocean and seek out the islands. As you’ll see from the following list, islands are often home to the most interesting and rare environments in a country. These semi-isolated destinations are the best place to snorkel, swim, and test the waters […]

The 5 coolest places you've probably never heard of

The 5 coolest places you’ve probably never heard of

As the world becomes increasingly interconnected and international travel all the more common, it can be hard to find new destinations that aren’t totally packed with tourists. If you’re a seasoned traveler, visiting mainstream destinations can be dull and unsatisfying. Big crowds, jaded locals, and overpriced hotels are what you often find in a country’s […]

Secret South America: an original take on Patagonia

Secret South America: an original take on Patagonia

Patagonia might not be such a secret after the alleged Falklands War-related rumpus around the last Top Gear special, but this region of Argentina and Chile is still South America at it’s wildest and most unexplored. Hemmed in by the Andes to the west and Tierra del Fuego – the ‘Land of Fire’ – to […]

Top 10 experiences for food lovers

Top 10 experiences for food lovers

Food and travel are the two loves of our lives, and there’s nothing quite like the appetite to ignite that spark of wanderlust, from the incredible street food in Mexico’s bustling capital to uncovering the hidden local hotspots in Vietnam. So we’ve scoured the globe searching for our favourite culinary experiences, from truffle hunting in […]

Recipe of the week: Prawns ceviche

Recipe of the week: Prawns ceviche

This is a simple, fresh and flavourful dish, traditional in Central and South American cuisine. A light dish that can be enjoyed as an appetizer, as a party hors d’oeuvres or as an afternoon snack. Shrimp is quickly cooked, finished with fresh lime and orange juice, spiked with a dash of ginger and jalapeño− you […]

Top 5 cycling destinations for beginners

Top 5 cycling destinations for beginners

I often write about destinations that thrill me, full of opportunities for tough climbs and challenging rides. But what if you’re just starting out in the saddle, or perhaps simply enjoy more leisurely riding? I haven’t forgotten about you. Here are some locations around the world that I have found are best suited to the […]

Photograph of the week: An arduous ascent of one of Chile’s most active volcanoes

Photograph of the week: An arduous ascent of one of Chile’s most active volcanoes

This arduous ascent of one of Chile’s most active volcanoes, Villarrica, challenges the extremes of endurance for both young and old. Climbing in knee to waist-deep snow up to the 2,847 metre summit reveals a stark backdrop of freshly powered snow, which contrasts against a royal blue horizon. The dynamic panoramas during this climb reveal […]

Photograph of the week: Stargazing at the Tatacoa Desert, Colombia

Photograph of the week: Stargazing at the Tatacoa Desert, Colombia

The sun has disappeared behind the horizon and with it the oppressive heat that during the day dominates the Tatacoa Desert in Colombia. Take out chairs and wait for the spectacle to unfold. Because of the location’s proximity to the equator and the desert’s dryness, the air is almost free of dust particles. As a […]

The 5 best National Parks in the world

The 5 best National Parks in the world

The world is filled with a staggering amount of natural beauty, taking the form of unique rock formations or expansive forests which are home to some of the rarest animals. It is important to protect these places, to ensure that they remain undisturbed and stand the test of time. Of all the national parks out […]

The 10 best places in the world to run a marathon

The 10 best places in the world to run a marathon

If you have a love of both running and travel, then our guide to 10 of the best marathons in the world will hopefully inspire you to your next marathon challenge. Like travel, marathon running has seen considerable growth in the last decade or two. We’ve included a real mix in compiling this list, from […]

4 of the best things to do on a first-time trip to Brazil

4 of the best things to do on a first-time trip to Brazil

It is one of the most exotic destinations on the planet. Even the name can send the rhythm of the samba coursing through the veins. Discover the beautiful beaches and quaint cobblestoned streets of Buzios. Journey to the heart of the Amazon rainforest and boat down its life-giving river. Live the Carioca (a Rio native […]

Where to watch in 2015

Where to watch in 2015

As the end of the year approaches, travel plans for 2015 are afoot. But with so many countries to choose from, where should you pick? Looking at the major events, trends and political changes around the world, our top five predictions for 2015 are Sri Lanka, Romania, Vietnam, Colombia and Oman. Here’s why you should […]

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