Seven Spectacular Bus Routes Through South America

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Traveling cross-country by bus can be long and tedious in any country, and South America certainly presents its own challenges. But this form of travel can also be an incredibly rewarding and eye-opening experience, especially in South America, where you’ll find some of the most beautiful scenery to gaze at our your bus window.

Visa and Reciprocity Fees in South America

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Entry fees for Americans going to South American countries range from zero to shockingly high. Expat and visa expert Eileen Smith explains the situation and offers tips on avoiding many of the charges.

Seven Experiences Not to Miss in Bolivia

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Planning a trip to South America? Adam Seper is here to inform you why it would be a crime to leave the gorgeous country of Bolivia off the list. He offers 7 must-sees while in this beautiful country.

Top Beaches to Visit during your Gap Year in South America

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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.

8 Reasons to Add Argentina to Your Big Trip

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Need a mental vacation? Join Brendan Nogue for this filled-with-gorgeous-photos look at 8 great reasons to plan your next trip to Argentina.

Finally, a Galapagos Trip You Can Afford

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Glamorous cruise ships plying the waters of the Galápagos…they come with glamorous prices, too. But Vickie Lillo has found a way for “ordinary” folk to visit the islands on a pauper’s budget.

Seven of the Best Eco-friendly Experiences in South America

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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

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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.

5 Great Reasons to Make Cochabamba Your Base for Exploring Bolivia

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Cynthia Ord explains why Cochabamba Bolivia makes a good headquarters for South American travel and living.

Uruguay: 7 Big Ways to Experience This Small Country

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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.