South America

If you think the Inca Trail is tough for you, these guys have it much worse. Photo courtesy of brianholsclaw.
Global Ethics / South America / Travel / Travel Guides

Inca Trail Porters: Carrying The Weight Of Workers’ Rights Abuses

Twenty-six miles (42 kilometers) of picture-perfect mountains, cloud-forests and jungles make the Inca Trail one of the most famous hikes in the world — and that’s not even mentioning the reward for reaching the final destination of Machu Picchu. The lost city of the Incas was built in the fifteenth […]

Pin It
Vietnam, Coast, Hoi An, Woman selling fruit and vegetables at a market.  Photo courtesy of VBT.
Accommodation / Asia / Central America / Culture / Curated Lists / Encounters / Europe / Experiences / Food / North America / Photo Essays / Photography / Restaurants / South America / Travel / Travel Guides

Food Travel: Top 14 Culinary Experiences To Savor In 2014

Dive into local cuisines and cultures with the top culinary experiences of 2014. The best way to experience exotic customs is by feasting on local produce, savoring regional spices, clinking glasses for a “cheers” with the national beer and sitting down to share a meal. This article features off-the-beaten-path locations […]

Pin It
Adventure Travel: Top Food And Fitness Fusion Safaris For 2014
Accommodation / Africa / Antarctica / Asia / Central America / Curated Lists / Ecotourism / Europe / Experiences / Food / Health And Wellness / South America / Travel / Travel Guides

Adventure Travel: Top Food And Fitness Fusion Safaris For 2014

Get outside for a change of scenery and redefine what it means to be active with 2014’s top Fitness-Food Fusion Safaris. The following fusion safaris will get your heart pumping and palms sweating by allowing you to explore and view wildlife in natural settings by biking, hiking, surfing and more. […]

Pin It
You could be practicing your tree in Tanzania with Tanzania Wellness Safari.  Photo courtesy of Tanzania Wellness Safari.
Accommodation / Caribbean / Central America / Curated Lists / Ecotourism / Experiences / Health And Wellness / North America / South America / Travel / Travel Guides / Trends / Yoga

Wellness Travel: Top Fourteen Yoga Fusion Retreats For 2014

New Years often comes with new resolutions. Get ready to stretch, flex and center yourself with this diverse collection of yoga fusion retreats, both domestic and international. As with any retreat, these getaways allow for a necessary and nourishing escape from daily life. Picturesque locations provide new perspective and serene […]

#FoodPorn: Traditional Bandeja Paisa In Colombia
#FoodPorn / Food / Photography / South America

#FoodPorn: Traditional Bandeja Paisa In Colombia

Often touted as the national dish of Colombia, Bandeja Paisa consists of a mixture of foods on one plate: red beans and rice topped with a fried egg, avocado slices and plantain chips and enhanced with fried pork rind, grilled steak and chorizo. It’s a great way to satisfy all […]

Escadaria Selarón
Culture / Encounters / South America / Travel / Travel Guides / Trip Journal

A Local Tour Of Rio de Janeiro’s Lesser-Known Sites

Rio de Janiero. A city of sexy shenanigans, where a vigilant Cristo watches the sparkling sequins of samba shows and sweaty, barely-clothed beach-goers from above. As much as I love the sand and sun, when my local friend, Rogerio, offers to show me around downtown Rio, I gladly accept his […]

The Search For Argentina’s Best Empanadas
Food / Restaurants / South America / Yum

The Search For Argentina’s Best Empanadas

When hearing the word “empanada,” many people immediately think of Argentina. The truth is, the type and taste of empanada depends on where you are in the country. Because of the different climates and geographies throughout Argentina, the best ingredients to cook with vary. On a recent trip to Buenos […]

Argentina tango. Photo courtesy of aka_serge.
Accommodation / Art / Connect / Culture / Curated Lists / Encounters / Experiences / South America / Thoughts / Travel / Travel Guides / Trip Journal

Buenos Aires: A Love Story

As an avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast, my travel itineraries tend to feature less time spent in cities and more time in rural communities and near the mountains. In fact, when traveling through Argentina I expected to spend very little time in the capital of Buenos Aires. You’ve seen one […]

Chupe de langostinos in Ecuador. Photo courtesy of Rinaldo W.
Culture / Curated Lists / Food / South America

The Foodie’s Quito: Epicurean Eats In Ecuador’s Capital City

Ecuadorian cuisine is all about slowing down and savoring each bite, enjoying the company of close ones and our gifted settings. Growing up Ecuadorian in New York, opting to sit separately from the family table during meals meant not eating. We had to dine together, down each and every last […]

banana tree flower
Accommodation / Connect / Ecotourism / Encounters / Global Ethics / South America / Thoughts / Travel / Trends / Trip Journal

Sustainable Farming In The Amazon Rainforest

Farming and agriculture are necessary to human survival. Unfortunately, many regions and countries struggle with a lack of supply to meet demand in these industries, with people choosing to abandon rural life in search of urban environments. That being said, the Amazon rainforest has been facing the opposite issue, with […]