South America

Traveling to South America? Check out the advice, stories and tips I can offer after my February-April 2011 trip there, which saw me visit Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile and Peru; as well as important tourist destinations like Machu Picchu, the Uyuni Salt Flats, the Argentine Wine Country near Mendoza and Iguazú Falls.

Three Brilliant Days in Bogotá

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You should absolutely hang out in Colombia’s capital for a bit before seeing the rest of the country.

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Rio de Janeiro’s Most Dynamic Day Trips

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In Brazil? You won’t want to miss these Rio de Janeiro day trips, which are some of the most exciting excursions to take from the Cidade Maravilhosa.

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The Long Journey to the Eastern Tip of Cuba

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Objectively, Baracoa is absolutely worth the time and trouble it takes to get there, with alluring culture, mouthwatering cuisine and stunning beach scenery. Practically, however, visiting can be a challenge.

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Is Trinidad, Cuba Really All That?

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Hype is real, and even though I should be skeptical of it with all the traveling I do, I find myself believing the hype more often than you’d think.

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Three Ways to Visit Cuba’s Cigar Country

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The various ways you can visit Viñales, whether you do so as a day or weekend trip from Havana, as part of a larger journey around Cuba or as a standalone trip, are as numerous as the reasons to go.

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Three Days in Havana

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The best long-weekend trip in the Americas: Three days in Havana, Cuba’s colorful capital.

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7 Reasons to Celebrate Christmas in Medellín, Colombia

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You’d never think to celebrate Christmas here—but you should.

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Three Days in Rio de Janeiro

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It’s difficult to deny the amazingness of Rio de Janeiro, whether you’re looking down onto the city from Corcovado mountain, sipping caipirinhas on Ipanema Beach or traipsing through colonial Santa Teresa.

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