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.

 
Ski, Surf, Sip, Raft and Ride: Six Places to Explore the Diversity of Chile
Ski, Surf, Sip, Raft and Ride: Six Places to Explore the Diversity of Chile Chile's reputation as an adventure travel destination is booming; Laurel Miller offers up some ideas for a year-round adrenalin-rush (as well as how to take it down a notch when the day is done).
Portal Fernandez Concha: Living in Chile’s National Monument
Portal Fernandez Concha: Living in Chile’s National Monument When Jody Hanson leased an apartment in Portal Fernandez Concha she had little idea that she would be mixing and mingling with some of the most interesting people in Santiago.
Seven of the Best Eco-friendly Experiences in South America
Seven of the Best Eco-friendly Experiences in South America From tree climbing in the Amazonian jungle or galloping on horseback across Uruguayan plains, to getting spiritual at an Argentine Yoga retreat or pedaling through the Atacama Desert, South America has no shortage of experiences that are both easy on the wallet and the conscience.
The Step-by-Step Guide to Visiting Machu Picchu
The Step-by-Step Guide to Visiting Machu Picchu Each year travelers from around the globe flock to Machu Picchu, Peru's "lost" Inca city, some seeking adventure, others seeking a more spiritual journey. Returned from trekking the World's Eighth Wonder, Hope Tarr shares her ten steps for getting the most out of your trip.
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.
Cartagena: 500 Years of History on the Colombian Coast
Cartagena: 500 Years of History on the Colombian Coast Matt Milloway travels to the northern coast of Colombia, finding history and humidity in the city of Cartagena.
Uruguay: 7 Big Ways to Experience This Small Country
Uruguay: 7 Big Ways to Experience This Small Country Most travelers to South America include Brazil and Argentina in their itineraries, but exclude the small country of Uruguay. Lisa Mercer offers seven reasons why this little country has big appeal.
Archaeological Anomalies in Peru
Archaeological Anomalies in Peru History books tells us one story about our past, but archaeological evidence present a whole new story. Richard Oldale explores Peru and digs up six historic sites that don't fit with what we are told.
6 “Off the Beaten Path” Places to Visit in Buenos Aires
6 “Off the Beaten Path” Places to Visit in Buenos Aires Expat Marcello explore some of the unique, off the beaten path, aspects of Buenos Aires.
The Seven Animal Wonders of The Galapagos Islands
The Seven Animal Wonders of The Galapagos Islands The Galapagos Islands have some of the strangest looking animals the world has ever seen. In this engaging article, international explorer Charlie Withers give you the rundown on seven of the strangest inhabitant of the Galapagos islands, and why you have to see them for yourself.