290 years ago today the west discovered easter island

On Easter Sunday in 1722, the European discovery of what is now called "Easter Island" by a Dutch sailing vessel became history. Now under...

a visit to lake titicaca – do not steal, do not lie, do not...

Lake Titicaca, a name that made all of us giggle as children, is located in South America in between Peru and Bolivia. It is...

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 ,...

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....

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...

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...

ushuaia: the end of the world

Ushuaia is the capital of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina - a beautiful mountain-framed city that is the gateway to Antarctic expeditions. It is located...

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...

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...

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