lone hiker in green valley

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...
glaciers and mountains in patagonia

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...
backyard of house in josé ignacio

The Ultimate Weekend in Uruguay’s José Ignacio

If you’re craving a break from the city, do as the elite Argentines, Brazilians, and Uruguayans do and head to the rustic beach village of José Ignacio. What was once a tiny sleepy fishing...
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An Afternoon Alone in Villa de Leyva, Colombia

Many moons ago I traveled for a year alone, with a backpack, and on the cheap through Asia and Latin America, staying at hostels for less than $15 a night. None of my friends...
rio carnaval parade at sambadrome

Protected: Rio Carnaval: A Transformation Through Culture

Back in February, we partnered with American Airlines to give away a once-in-a-lifetime experience at Rio Carnaval to travelers who all had one thing in common: a space marked on their bucket lists to...
king fahd mosque in buenos aires

One Last Day in Buenos Aires: What to Do?

When we think of travel, we think of the time we spend in another place—how we can maximize our schedules to do or see as much as possible. We give less thought to how...
mural of argentine LGBTQ activist Carlos Jauregui

Carlos Jáuregui: Profiling a Legendary Argentinian Queer Activist

“De todas las discriminaciones, la que a mí me ha tocado padecer en forma particular es el desamparo legal.” - “Of all the discrimination, the one that has touched me in particular is legal...
grilling in argentina

Grilling in Argentina: Beyond a Passion

When I think of Buenos Aires, several things come to mind: penguinos—the ceramic penguins that you can order filled with wine at local bars—and the purple jacaranda trees that bloom every spring. But without...


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