Archive for November, 2007

Travelling - No Posts Til Mid Dec

I’m travelling in Colombia until mid December. I’ll be going to the “coffee country”, Cali , and Popayan amongst other places, and I won’t be writing any posts.
April 2008 update - you can find advice on all thes places on my other site,

Chavez & The Problems With Venezuela

Hugo Chavez´s increasingly provocative and offensive outbursts are surely damaging Venezuela´s tourism industry. Other than having an idiotic leader, Venezuela has various issues that it needs to address if it wants to seriously start attracting tourists.

Climate Change & Travel Implications

The fact that Earth is increasing in temperature is undisputed. The vast majority of scientists attribute a large part of the blame on manmade activities, though a few sceptics still remain, clinging on to their outdated ideas. Even President Bush has acknowledged that man is contributing towards global warming. Climate change has had significant impact upon lifestyles in […]

Trendy Resorts: Where Celebrities Holiday

Where do the rich, famous, wannabee famous and celebrities visit in Latin america? On the whole, celebrities are an invariably fickle bunch. It´s not culture that they seek, but rather beaches, nightlife, glamourous photo opportunities and the ability to say “I was in X trendy place last weekend” when they get interviewed […]

Fishing Vacations

Central and South america offer great potential for fishing vacations. Much of the continent is especially remote and undisturbed, and as such rivers and lakes are often teeming with fish. There´s plenty of options for deep sea fishing in addition to freshwater river and lake fishing.

Best Rainforest Tours

South America´s rainforest is, for many, a real vacation highlight. Most people associate South America´s rainforest with Brazil´s tropical Amazon rainforest, which is the largest expanse of rainforest in the continent. However, excellent rainforest tours are also possible in a range of other Latin American countries including Ecuador, Peru, Guyana, Colombia, Panama, Costa Rica […]

Best Scuba Diving Vacations

Scuba diving is a relatively expensive but highly rewarding vacation activity. Central and South America have some of the best scuba diving opportunities in the world, including the second largest barrier reef in the world in Belize, and scuba diving vacations with fearless wildlife in the Galapagos Islands, to name a couple of options…..

Ecotourism and Sustainability

Does the development and expansion of tourism inevitably lead to damage to the environment? This post is written by guest blogger “Katie H”, and contains a few examples with regards to sustainable tourism in Latin America.

Guide to Amadeus CRS Manipulation

This post is intended for use by travel agents who use the Amadeus Computer Reservation System to book flights.  The general public will not understand this post.  Travel agents can use these Amadeus tricks to book flights for much less than the airline wants you to.  Travel agents will undoubtedly earn $1000’s extras for their businesses using […]

Carnival Guide: Brazil Best?

February´s carnival in South America is, essentially, a huge street party. Brazil has South America´s most famous carnival, however carnival is celebrated all over South America. Each country offers a different take on carnival celebrations.