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8 Lesser-Known Places to Visit in Peru

While most travelers head to large Peruvian hubs like Lima, Cusco, and Arequipa, those who venture to the smaller cities and more unknown destinations around this South American country will be pleasantly surprised. If...
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Truly Off the Grid: Living on a Ranch in Argentina’s Patagonia Region

The first time I’d ever gotten on a horse was when I arrived at an outpost on the way into Estancia Ranquilco, a 100,000 acre ranch in North Patagonia and nestled in the Andean...

A Solo Woman’s Travel Guide to Colombia

Being faithful to my love of exploring the world means that sometimes I must travel solo. As a freelance journalist and digital nomad, I am lucky to be able to work from anywhere, but...

How to Donate to a Travel Fundraiser: Local Organizations Abroad That Need Help

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent collapse of international tourism may have undermined the financial and functional stability of our “dream destinations,” but the reality is many of these communities already faced tremendous challenges on...
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In No Place: Living a Double Life in the Two Worlds of Rio de...

I was 21 years old and a recent college graduate when I decided to move to Brazil to start my career. I was also gay, broke and living in a small town in the...
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A Whip-Cracking Carnival in Brazil’s Cowboy Country: The Caretas of Triunfo

Triunfo is a quaint city located in the heart of Brazil’s ‘cowboy land,’ the sertão. Amid the Savanna landscapes of this semi-arid region, it is an oasis with its cooler temperatures and lush greenery....
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How To Solo Hike the W Trek in Torres Del Paine, Chile

For nearly 10 years, it had been a goal of mine to complete a long distance trek in South America. The more research I did, the more discouraged I became. The 15,000-foot altitudes of...
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Walking Across Borders in the Patagonia Mountains

Crossing a border always produces excitement and curiosity. It can be like opening a door to a new world, even though it can sometimes feel like just one more step in the travel process,...
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5 Best Whale Watching Destinations Around the World

As a full-time traveler, I’ve been fortunate enough to plan many of my adventures around the migration patterns of some of my favorite creatures—including whales! Over the last few years, I’ve spotted these gentle...

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