South America Travel Articles

Once you’ve arrived in this remarkable continent, the natural beauty and varied options will have you never wanting to leave. Come learn about Macchu Picchu, hiking in Patagonia, the friendliness of the Colombian people, the food of Buenos Aires, and more in the following pages of articles on South America.

 
Wine Tasting in South America: Where to Go and What to Try
Wine Tasting in South America: Where to Go and What to Try Most people know Argentina and Chile as South American wine destinations, but there are so many more great spots to plan a wine vacation in the region. Eileen Smith explains where to look and what to taste throughout the continent.
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The Incredible National Parks of South America
The Incredible National Parks of South America Most people have heard of the Galapagos Islands, Machu Picchu or Torres del Paine, but did you know that South America has over 300 more spectacular national parks and nature reserves? Simone Cannon de Bastardo takes you on a tour of some of the best.
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Why You Want to Spend Longer in the Peruvian Amazon
Why You Want to Spend Longer in the Peruvian Amazon Jenn Miller's spent two-weeks exploring the Amazon Rainforest in Peru. She's seen parrots licking clay, searched for ironwood tree seeds, and spotted caimans. You could do it all in two days, but she thinks you should take as much time as you can and slow down. Here's why.
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How to Plan an Extended Trip in South America
How to Plan an Extended Trip in South America Adam Seper takes us through the many reasons (budget, scenery, food) that South America is an ideal destination for an extended stay on your multi-stop or RTW trip, as well as the specifics of what to expect in Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, and Chile.
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5 Surprising Things About Antarctica
5 Surprising Things About Antarctica It's only natural to expect snow and icebergs on a trip to Antarctica, but Lynda Joy Smith discovered some surprising things about the world's most southerly continent.
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Colors and Colorism in Colombia
Colors and Colorism in Colombia In Colombia, color is all around. But the local preoccupation with color isn't just about walls, fresh fruit, flowers, and textiles. Gloria Atanmo from The Blog Abroad shares her experiences with Colorism in Cartagena and reflects on how race has a direct effect on how she's received in destinations around the world.
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Cartagena: 500 Years of History on the Colombian Coast
Cartagena: 500 Years of History on the Colombian Coast Freelance writer and traveler Matt Milloway travels to the northern coast of Colombia, and spends a day immersed in the history (and humidity) of Cartagena's streets.
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Why You Should Ignore Everything You’ve Heard & Go to Colombia
Why You Should Ignore Everything You’ve Heard & Go to Colombia If you're basing everything you know about Colombia on what the media tells you, then it's time to listen to someone who's actually been there. Adam Seper loved his time in Colombia, and is here to tell you why you should forget the stereotypes about the country and book a trip today.
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Ten Places in South America to Escape the Northern Winter
Ten Places in South America to Escape the Northern Winter It may be cold and snowy in the Northern hemisphere, but in South America, the days are warm, sunny and filled with summertime outdoor activities. Simone Cannon de Bastardo shows you where to head to escape the deep-freeze.
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Five Unexpected Treasures of South America
Five Unexpected Treasures of South America Everyone knows to visit Machu Picchu, Iguazu Falls, and Patagonia when in South America, but Adam Seper recommends five places you may not have heard of that you'd be crazy to miss.
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