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#FoodPorn: Traditional Bandeja Paisa In Colombia
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#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
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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
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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.
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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.
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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 […]

Ayahuasca cooking. Photo courtesy of Awkipuma.
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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 plant breeds, 2,500 species of butterflies and 400 mammals. Even […]

Day Trip From Quito: Masapan, Panama Hats And The Otavalo Market
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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 Quito City Tour with Gray Line Ecuador, I decided to […]

15 Things You Didn’t Know About Bolivia
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15 Things You Didn’t Know About Bolivia

While Bolivia has much to offer the curious traveler, it is still one of the lesser-visited South American countries. For this reason, there are many things people don’t know about the destination. To peak your interest in one of my personal favorite travel spots, here are 15 facts you didn’t […]