Central & South America:
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Written by Lebawit Lily Girma, March 2013
There are several ideal hiking spots in Belize, a few with clearly marked trails, often located within a jungle lodge’s property, at a national park, or in the surrounding jungle of a Mayan ...
Not far from enigmatic Easter Island is another, lesser known island paradise, long uninhabited and a safe haven for the wildlife that has been all but exhausted around its more famous neighbor. ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, November 2012
Though Arenal Volcano is no longer spewing lava, the neighboring town of La Fortuna remains a great base for all sorts of activities, including hiking, horseback rides, canopy tours, spelunking and ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, February 2013
Encompassing an incredible 1.4 billion acres (500,000 sq km) and making up more than half of the world’s remaining rainforest, the vast Amazon rainforest is teeming with natural wonders. The sheer ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, October 2011
Though it sometimes seems as if our world were entirely tamed, this is emphatically not the truth. Nowhere is this more clear than the depths of the Amazon rainforest, a region—though increasingly ...
Written by Viator, November 2012
San Ignacio is a dream town for those who love the outdoors, adventure and history. Its landscape of hills, rivers, rainforests and caves is perfect for both the newbie or advanced adventure ...
Straddling the equator and offering up some of the most memorable ecological experiences in the world, Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands house some of the planet’s most unique wildlife amid a striking, ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, November 2012
With its vast desert landscape and backdrop of the snow-laced Andes, Mendoza has a lot to offer those that love the outdoors. The city, a popular stopover for those heading to and from the Chilean ...
Written by Viator, October 2012
Smaller than neighboring Ambergris Caye, but with equally flat waters, a nearby reef, a lagoon and mangrove side and constant trade winds, there’s plenty to do on Caye Caulker for nature enthusiasts ...
If the hustle and bustle of Brazil’s most exuberant city, Rio de Janeiro, gets to be too much, there’s one little green spot in the Lagoa district that offers all the peace and tranquility one could ...
Written by esmith, February 2013
Packing well for Chilean and Argentine Patagonia can mean the difference between a toasty, cozy trip and a freezing, windblown time, or between a smattering of freckles across the bridge of your nose ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, March 2012
On the Bolivian border, not far from Puno and famed Lake Titicaca, the “highest navigable body of water in the world,” is a unique conservation zone clinging with lush abandon to the Andes, as they ...
It’s not easy being green, and Costa Rica‘s protected areas—roughly 20% of the country are expensive to protect. Only the most popular national parks, and those with easily observed borders, have ...
As Costa Rica's rainy season ("green season" in tourism terminology) intensifies, peaking in September and October, tourism slows to a crawl. Though the warm and jungled beaches may not be ...
The barren altitudes of the Andes and shifting dunes of South America’s Pacific deserts are known well as a place to test oneself. From the Inca engineers responsible for South America’s first real ...
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