Cruising the Amazon: Brazil’s Wild Rio Negro

From swimming with piranhas to searching out mystical pink dolphin, an Amazon cruise on the world's largest blackwater river is quite an adventure.
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Video: Following the Gringo Trail

The "Gringo Trail" refers to the well-trodden backpacker route within South America, named for the many Caucasian (gringo) travelers it attracts.  In 2015, I spent three months on the trail, documenting my travels with...

Budget Travel in Patagonia

Travelling in Patagonia doesn't have to break the bank.
A hut standing above the water in Iquitos, Peru

Iquitos, Peru: Your Colorful Entry to the Amazon

A traveler to Iquitos, Peru, reflects that Iquitos may the most authentic Amazon city in Peru.
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Mandor Waterfalls: A Reason to Stay in Peru’s Aguas Calientes

Some travelers overlook Aguas Calientes, but this is why you'll want to visit.
Climbing in the Andes.

Hemisphere High: Climbing in the Andes

An arduous climb leads to the loftiest summit in the Americas.
Ruttanai Whale in the Galapagos Islands

Chasing Whale Footprints in the Galapagos Islands

A mother whale and her calf make waves in the Galagagos Islands.
Patagonia's Torres del Paine Mountains in Peri

New Trekking Routes Open in Patagonia

New trekking routes in Patagonia allow you to traverse glaciers by foot, horse and boat.
Fisherman on the black sands of Monterrico

Monterrico, Guatemala: Surf, Sand, and Seafood

Adventure and black sand beaches await in the little-known town of Monterrico
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Exploring Peru’s Patacancha Valley

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