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Written by esmith, March 2013
You’d think that a country with 3,000 miles of coastline would have some great surfing. And you’d be absolutely correct. Chile is known for having the longest left break in South America, and hosts ...
Written by Viator, November 2012
In the mostly Roman Catholic country of Chile, every year, tens of thousands of religious pilgrims make the 50-mile (80-km) trek from Santiago to the sanctuary of Lo Vásquez on December 7th and ...
Close to the tip of the Nicoya Peninsula lies the laid-back, famously bohemian beach getaway of Montezuma. With its beautiful beaches, crashing waterfalls and colorful atmosphere, it’s a favorite ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, February 2012
When most people think about visiting Costa Rica , their daydreams include wildlife conservation , national parks , luxury ecotourism, zip-line canopy tours, pristine beaches, epic surfing, and ...
October is the “Purple Month” in Lima, when one of the largest religious processions in the world envelopes the Peruvian capital with incense, prayer and song. So called for the rich purple robes ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, June 2012
Rio de Janeiro, the marvelous city, is where “the world comes to party.” The nightlife is absolutely fantastic all year round, though the best time for party people to come is during one of its ...
September means springtime in Argentina, when all of Buenos Aires is in full bloom. The fashions turn saucy, the cafes move outdoors into the sunshine and fine Argentine wines flow as the world ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, November 2011
The nightlife scene in Buenos Aires is legendary, a party capital of Argentina and the world that pulls on its sky-high stiletto heels when most cities are getting ready for a nightcap. Some say ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, September 2012
While the wet and wild city of Rio has plenty to entertain you, it also makes a most festive base for exploring Southern Brazil. So, never mind the night’s excess; instead grab a pack of Engove (the ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, July 2012
The world’s longest country isn’t well known for its cuisine. Though its exquisite seafood and flavorful melting pot—with Incan, Spanish, French, Italian, German and Middle Eastern heritage—has ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, May 2012
The classic spot in Santiago for fish fresh from the sea is the Mercado Central, a most traditional setting for the bounty caught off Chile‘s 6,435km (3,990mi) coastline. The surprisingly pretty ...
Written by Zoe Smith, United Kingdom, October 2012
With its reputation as South America’s most gay-friendly city and a pioneer of gay rights in the Latino community, it’s no surprise that Buenos Aires’ annual Gay Pride Festival is the hottest ticket ...
Who hasn’t imagined waking up one morning (or afternoon) and walking out the front door only to be greeted by the sun, sand, and surf of Ipanema Beach? With all the available apartments for rent in ...
Written by Paige, Nicaragua, October 2011
While many travelers first come to Peru for Machu Picchu, they return—again and again—for the food. Widely revered in foodie countries like France, Mexico, and Italy, Peruvian cuisine is considered ...
Being Colombia’s second city and newfound expat paradise, Medellín has a lot to prove. But with a rack of nightclubs playing everything from salsa and rock to reggaeton and vallenato (a popular ...
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