Lima isn’t perhaps known as a big travel destination in itself. Mostly it serves as the arrival and departure city for people going to other popular parts of Peru such as Cusco; however, it deserves sometime as well.
While the evidence is written in newspapers, seen on the nightly news and talked about on the Internet, Mexican drug cartels pose a serious fear on the lives' of locals and in the minds' of travelers.
When I went to Cusco, I had certain food goals in mind, one of them being to try the popular Andean delicacy cuy or guinea pig. Every person I asked immediately recommended the nearby town of Tipón as being THE place to get cuy.
Riobamba is the 3rd largest city in Ecuador and is located in the central highlands of this South American country. Surrounded by hills and small villages, it is home to a very large market on Saturday where local indigenous people come to sell their arts, textiles, and produce.
In Chapala, Mexico, the weather can get quite hot, making a day relaxing by a pool of cool, refreshing water very appealing. Tobolandia is the perfect spot to take the family on a warm weekend. It is the largest water park in the Mexican state of Jalisco, and is located...
Lima isn’t perhaps known as a big travel destination in itself. Mostly it serves as the arrival and departure city for people going to other popular parts of Peru such as Cusco; however, it deserves some time as well.
Lago de Atitlan, Guatemala is one of the true gems of Central America. More than a kilometer deep, this crater lake is tucked between volcanoes in the highlands of what was the ancient Mayan kingdom. Panajachel, the big town at the end of the lake, is on the well worn...
When someone in Ecuador mentions the word “Baños,” most people immediately think of the adventure capital of this Andean country whose formal name is Baños de Agua Santa. However, when you’re in or near the city of Cuenca, Ecuador’s third largest, they’re actually referring to a small community outside the...
The Iguazu Falls (also variously spelled Iguacu, Iguaçu and Iguassu) are one of the world's most impressive waterfalls. Located near the triple border between Argentina, Brazil and Paraguay in South America, they can be seen from two countries: Argentina and Brazil.
South America is a large continent, and plane travel from country to country can be prohibitively expensive for backpackers. Trains are almost non-existent, and car hire can be a bureaucratic nightmare, so to get around you'll probably be using the long-distance bus system.