Archive for November, 2007

Most Beautiful Islands

Islands are perfect for a romantic, get away from it all type vacation. On the whole, South America’s islands are a far cry away from the crowded resorts of the Mediterranean and Caribbean proper. Many are very undeveloped, and great for Robinson Crusoe like relaxing vacations.

Driving across Brazil’s Amazon

Can one do a huge driving loop of South America?  Turns out you can’t.  I was planning on doing it this february, but discovered it’s rather problematical.  Here’s why…..

Peru Adventure Tours

This post has been guest written by Peru Adventure Tours, and offers various suggested itineraries for trekking, mountain biking, sandboarding and mountain climbing tours in Peru….

Whale Watching Trips

Anyone that has seen a whale in it’s natural environment knows that it is one of the most amazing travel experiences possible. South America has a huge coastline, and lots of whale watching potential. If one is in the right place at the right time, you’re almost guaranteed to see whales. Whale watching […]

Beach & Culture Vacation Combinations

Beaches and culture are two of the principal reasons people choose to take a vacation in South America. A combination of beaches and culture generally has all the makings of a perfectly balanced vacation. They’re particularly suitable for family vacations. A very common question is: “I have two weeks in South America. […]

Colombia Safety: Kidnapping rates higher in Venezuela

I read an interesting article today about kidnapping rates in Colombia, which continue to fall. Up until this moment in 2007, in Colombia there have been 393 (mostly political) kidnappings while in Venezuela there have been 309 so far this year.

Mexico´s Day of the Dead

Today, 2 November, sees the celebration of the Day of the Dead festival. Mexico is best known for this festival, though it also is celebrated elsewhere in Latin America. It´s an interesting blend of traditional indigenous beliefs, with a few catholic influences thrown in. Where´s best to celebrate the Day of the […]