South America

High Profile Sporting Events Lure Travelers to Brazil

by Mary Jo Manzanares on November 1, 2011

Maracana Stadium Rio

There are all sorts of great reasons to visit Brazil, South America’s largest country, from the beautiful beaches along along the country’s 5,000 mile coast line to the nature of the Amazon rain forest and the Pantanal wetlands.  From the delicious cuisine and regional specialties the caipirinha cocktail, the country’s national social drink.  From the […]


Visiting Rio de Janeiro For the First Time

by Rita Cook on October 25, 2011

Rio beach

With a tropical sort of European feel, when you step off the plan in Rio,  you’ll feel a pulse of energy that you aren’t likely to find anywhere else in the world.  The people of Rio de Janeiro are called cariocas, meaning an energetic, exuberant people in love with life. You’ll be in love with […]


Coroico, Bolivia: Welcome to Paradise

by Katy Stewart on October 17, 2011

For the adventurous traveler, Bolivia is an unrivaled destination. This land-locked country is bursting with unforgettable places: the Salt Flats of Uyuni, the world’s highest capital city, untouched areas of rainforest, former gold-rush colonial towns, and the desert where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid met their demise. Travel in Bolivia certainly provides more than […]


A Santiago Stopover

by Pam Mandel on October 13, 2011

Squeezed between nearly 4000 miles of coastline and the spine of the Southern Andes (the highest peak breaking 22,000 feet), the country of Chile seems to be all about nature. Mountaineering, trekking, back country adventures, cruising the fjords of Cape Horn. A limited number of Antarctica expeditions leave from Punta Arenas, Chile’s port at the […]


Hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

by Katy Stewart on October 3, 2011

For most visitors to Peru, the thought of leaving without seeing Machu Picchu is practically inconceivable. This “lost” Inca citadel has captured the world’s imagination since its discovery by Hiram Bingham exactly 100 years ago, in 1911. It is now very easy to reach the sacred site, with shuttle buses running from the town of […]