Gol Brazil Airpasses

Recently, Gol launched an airpass that offers cheap internal flights in Brazil for international tourists. This guide explains how the Gol Airpasses work, and how to book them. Read the rest of this entry »

Weirdest Hotels in Latin America

Planes, floating pyramids, tree-top towers, salt and prison hotels - here’s a selection of the weirdest hotels in Latin America. Read the rest of this entry »

Golf Vacations

What are the best countries to visit in South America for golfing vacations? Where are the best golf courses? What region should one select for a golf holiday? Here’s some suggestions… Read the rest of this entry »

Belem to Manaus by Amazon River Boat

A personal account of the experience of taking the Amazon River boat from Belem to Manaus (Brazil). This is a chapter extract from the book Travelantics, by Adonis Stevenson. Read the rest of this entry »

Oktoberfest in Lima, Peru

Bavaria’s archetypal festival of Oktoberfest gets a Peruvian twist as this guide, guest written by Peru travel expert Simon Ross-Gill, explains. Read the rest of this entry »

Exploring Colombia’s Caribbean Coast

Many visitors to Colombia choose to spend a significant amout of their vacation exploring Colombia’s Caribbean coast.  Here I offer a brief guide and some personal advice about how best to visit Colombia’s wonderful Caribbean coastline. Read the rest of this entry »

Ecuador - State Sponsor of Terrorism?

A rather controversial title, but it is looking increasingly likely that it could soon be proved that Ecuador is a state sponsor of terrorism. So should you visit Ecuador knowing that it’s President has received funding from terrorists, and that it’s government actively supports terrorists?   Read the rest of this entry »

Best Beaches & Islands To Get Away From It All

Following on from recent my recent post about the best beach party destinations, here’s some travel advice about the exact opposite type of beaches. What are the best beach destinations in Latin America to get away from it all, and feel very special at the same time? These amazingly beautiful beaches are almost completely empty of other tourists, and are very special places to simply relax and unwind. I’m fortunate enough to have been to them all. Read the rest of this entry »

BigTravelWeb wins an award for best blog about the Americas.

Details of our award. Read the rest of this entry »

Best Places for Family Holidays with Older Teenagers

If you’ve a family with teenagers (or those slightly older) and are looking for some holiday ideas in Latin America, read on as here’s some of the best suggestions. I’ll assume the parents want a little culture, the kids want some nightlife, and you all appreciate fantastic beaches, and maybe a little adventure tourism.  Plus you want somewhere safe to let the kids do there own thing. Where’s the best places for families with teenagers to visit in Latin America? Read the rest of this entry »