in arequipa, peru: juanita, ice maiden of the incas

The southern Peruvian city of Arequipa boasts many wonders: more taxis than humans, several volcanos staring angrily at you when the clouds part, fried...

a prop plane over the lost world of the tepuis in venezuela

Venezuela’s interior is quite beautiful, and a nice change from the chaos of Caracas, a capital city that sadly doesn’t rate very high on...

a flyingnorth first: a video report from machu picchu peru

After months of resisting, as I was at Machu Picchu I was inspired to grab my iPhone and make an impromptu video report ,...

in aguas calientes, peru: guinea pig, kansas city and the free dinner that wasn’t

While in Aguas Calientes, the night before we were to venture up the mountain and see the iconic Machu Picchu, we decided to have...

blogging from machu picchu, the lost city of the incas

What a way to spend Thanksgiving - at Machu Picchu, the lost city of the Incas, thousands of meters above sea level among the...

a ferry to uruguay on the francisco, one of the fastest in the world

The trip from Buenos Aires, Argentina to Montevideo, Uruguay is relatively quick and easy, if you are fortunate enough to travel on the Francisco....

ushuaia’s plaza islas malvinas: no falklands here

Las Malvinas son Argentinas – the Malvinas Islands are Argentine.  This is something you will see and hear during your travels to Argentina, in...

on the way back from peru, more important tips for air travelers

As a bookend to my blog post "On The Way To Peru, Some Tips For Air Travelers" I have decided to write another, as...

cartagena, colombia: a colonial port city less than 5 hours from nyc

By Guest Blogger Vince Catalanotto. Intrepid American travelers, are you tired of the usual warm weather locales of Las Vegas, the Bahamas, or Cancun? Are...

the time I was molested by the government of ecuador

I really had no preconceived notions about Ecuador. The only things I really knew about the country were that it was among the poorest...

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