The famous sites like Machu Picchu, the Salt Flats, Patagonia, and Iguazu Falls get all the hype, but there are plenty of beach destinations in South America to add to your gap year itinerary. Hannah Long outlines four of the best.
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.
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.
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.