South America

Salvador, My Savior

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After a tumultuous time in Rio and a tiring trek in the Lençóis Maranhenses, three days in charming Salvador, Brazil was just what the doctor ordered.

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The Long Road to the Lençóis Maranhenses

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I long – and regained – my faith in humanity more times than I can count while en route to Brazil’s Lençois Maranhenses National Park.

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No, I Am Not in Rio for the World Cup

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I am not in Rio de Janeiro for the World Cup, fuck no. But I am lucky enough to be in Rio de Janeiro right now – and thank Christ the Redeemer for that!

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The Psychology of My Return to Rio

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I’m going back to Brazil to see places I missed the first time, from seaside sand dunes to slave cities. But I’m also righting a profound wrong.

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30 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Colombia

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The only danger in Colombia, as the country’s marketing slogan goes, is wanting to stay. And, as you’ll see, to take an inordinate number of photos that depict a land mythical in its beauty.

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30 Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Ecuador

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The premise of today’s post has nothing to do with superlatives or rankings. I simply want to show you the beauty of Ecuador using some of my favorite photos (and selfies!) I took there.

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Two Months in South America

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One of the most common trip planning questions readers ask me is how they can best spend two months in South America. Today’s post is my best answer to this question.

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Is South America Dangerous?

Is South America Dangerous?

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Although I won’t attempt to discredit the popular notion that South America is a dangerous place to travel, I don’t think the threat to travelers like you and I is as dire as some would have you believe.

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