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Sep 29, 6 years ago

Pack Smarter on Your Next Trip: The Backpacker

Pack Smarter on Your Next Trip: The Backpacker

First things first: where are you going and how do you want to spend the majority of your time? A traveler covering all of South America will obviously pack differently than someone heading to the Amazon jungle for 6 months. …

Sep 24, 6 years ago

Hidden Costs in South America

Hidden Costs in South America

For anyone traveling for the first time in South America, there can be many small, unexpected costs. Here are a few observations and tips from my personal travel experience that I hope you find helpful.
The Small Stuff
The first thing that …

Sep 4, 6 years ago

Chile’s Atacama Desert

Chile’s Atacama Desert

Travelers who pass over the vast Atacama desert by plane are missing out on a very special place tucked in the north of Chile. Popular with Chilean and international tourists alike, San Pedro de Atacama is the small-scale hub for …

Jul 27, 6 years ago

Paraguay’s President Booted from Office

Paraguay’s President Booted from Office

Paraguay has been left in a state of instability and uncertainty after Congress voted out the sitting president, Fernando Lugo, after a five hour trial. With a vote of 39 to four, the former Roman Catholic priest and bishop was …

Jul 25, 6 years ago

Get creative to extend your travel

Get creative to extend your travel

It seems that every traveler I meet has a deficit of one of two commodities – time or money. Those short on time squeeze in everything possible during their 7 or 10 days away from the office while those backpackers …

Jul 20, 6 years ago

Differences between European and Brazilian Portuguese

Differences between European and Brazilian Portuguese

Although some folks liken the differences between Brazilian Portuguese (BP) and European Portuguese (EP) to British and American English as an easy and accessible comparison, these two versions of Portuguese are quite distinct. Differences in the spoken language far outweigh …

Jul 19, 6 years ago

Recently Discovered Ruins of Chachapoya

Recently Discovered Ruins of Chachapoya

This is about as close to real-world Indian Jones adventures as it gets. The Chachapoya, known as the “People of the Clouds,” were an ancient, highly sophisticated civilization dating back to 750 A.D. that lived at over 3,000 meters in the …

Jul 19, 6 years ago

Best Surf Spots in Central America

Best Surf Spots in Central America

For an incredible surf adventure pack your board and head to Central America. These are some of the very best spots and if you’re lucky, you can hit more than one.
Playa Avellanas, Costa Rica
At Playa Avellanas is a spot called El …

Jul 14, 6 years ago

Top 10 best Chilean phrases for the young traveler to know

Top 10 best Chilean phrases for the young traveler to know

A source of national pride is the language, which is very different from traditional Spanish.
Chileans do a good job of setting themselves apart from the rest of South America. Chile’s architecture, its 9-to-5-commuter-corporate attitude and its fashion, among other things, …

Jul 12, 6 years ago

Steve Wozniak – Co-founder of Apple Discusses Innovation In Chile

Steve Wozniak – Co-founder of Apple Discusses Innovation In Chile

On Thursday morning, thousands of eager individuals flooded into the conference room where the annual Entel Summit was to be held. The Entel Summit is a major conference held in Santiago to discuss innovation, technology and business in …