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In pictures: views of Rio de Janeiro

Riding high on its recent success at hosting the World Cup, Rio is more popular than ever; from Copacabana and Ipanema beaches to Sugarloaf Mountain and the instantly recognisable Christ the Redeemer, there are many iconic sights to see in this bustling city. Here’s our friend Sean Roberts’ hazy views of this extraordinary city…

Posted on: August 5th in South America, Travel by .

10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Peru

Peru is easily most famous for being home to the Inca Trail, the ancient trek which has now become the holy grail for most adventure-loving travellers, but often precious little is known about the rest of the mysterious South American country. Here Jonathan Bell a journalist graduate who has lived in Peru on and off for three years chooses 10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Peru…

Posted on: November 18th in Beautiful Places, South America by .

10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Patagonia

Verónica Pamoukaghlián a Uruguayan writer, poet, filmmaker and blogger at The Wander Life chooses 10 of the most beautiful places to visit in mystical Patagonia, a region filled with unique landscapes located at the southern end of South America…

Posted on: September 23rd in Beautiful Places, South America by .

10 things to do in Guatemala by Adventures with Pedro

Originally from Mississauga, Chris Vervaeke is a blogger and adventurer who travels the world with his cute friend Pedro. Okay Pedro is actually a knitted penguin puppet but he still makes a great (and presumably very low maintenance) travelling partner. The two of them blog about their travels on Adventures with Pedro and here they tell us about their experiences in Guatemala, a country in Central America we were curious to know more about…

Posted on: August 30th in South America, Travel by .

10 reasons why you should visit the Caribbean

From lively festivals to peaceful sunsets here are 10 reasons why I think you should visit the Caribbean…

Posted on: February 8th in South America, Travel by .

Travel tips: How to stay safe at the Rio de Janeiro carnival 2014

The Rio de Janeiro carnival is one of the most exciting festivals in the world. In 2011 the carnival will be held every day from 5-8 March. If you have booked tickets you will be in for the ride of your life, although you will have to be careful. Here is my guide to staying safe during Rio de Janeiro Carnival 2011…

Posted on: February 20th in South America, Travel, Travel Tips by .

Top 10 things to do in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is a fascinating and beautiful city, bubbling with Latin spirit but deeply rooted in European history and architecture. Its streets, a mixture of wide, majestic boulevards and quaint cobbled alleyways, are a pleasure to stroll around. Indeed, you could easily spend a week in BA just wandering the barrios…

Posted on: August 22nd in Destinations, South America, Travel, Travel Top 10s by .

In pictures: The Inca Trail

The Inca Trail is one of the most popular hikes in the world and also a top traveller’s destination. Visitors to Peru brave the often gruelling high alpine four day trek through cloud forests, jungle and stone mountain paths for the unparalleled views, scenery and the mystical Inca Ruins…

Posted on: June 20th in Destinations, South America, Travel by .

Travel photo of the week: Sunset in Antofagasta, Chile

Antofagasta is a port city in northern Chile and popular with tourists. Chile is currently one of South America’s most stable and prosperous nations and is a surprising easy place to travel around…

Posted on: January 21st in Destinations, South America, Travel, Travel Photography by .