south america

Valle de Lobos

Outdoor Travel: Experiencing Patagonia’s Most Beautiful Landscapes

You’re probably wondering why I would bother writing a guide on outdoor experiences and landscapes for a destination that is almost nothing but outdoor experiences. That sheer, often overwhelming amount of choices is exactly why I feel the need to […]

Bandeja Paisa

#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 […]

Escadaria Selarón

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 […]

empanada

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 […]

tango

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 […]

ecuador food

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. […]

Ayahuasca cooking

Encounters With An Amazonian Shaman

Stretching across nine countries and over three million square miles of land, the Amazon is not only the world’s largest rain forest, it is also one of the most biologically diverse regions on the planet. It’s home to over 300,000 […]

Day Trip From Quito: Masapan, Panama Hats And The Otavalo Market

Day Trip From Quito: Masapan, Panama Hats And The Otavalo Market

After spending a day exploring the historic center of Quito, Ecuador, I decided to get out of town for a day and explore the smaller artisan villages nearby. Because I was so thrilled with my Cajas National Park Tour and […]