rio de janeiro’s famous cristo redentor: a trip to selfie stick hell

I made my way to Rio de Janeiro during the week that included Christmas, Boxing Day and New Years Day. This was partially due...

a brave new world in cusco, peru: high-tech local handicrafts and the ghost of...

After the spectacular day I had in Machu Picchu and a night of guinea pig tasting, the next day was a free day in Cusco....

again i faced the wrath of the airport travel gods, and again i emerged...

Eight months ago, I wrote about my first encounter with the vengeful airport travel gods in “A Mere Mortal vs. the Airport Travel Gods.”...

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 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....

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...

the barrio of palermo viejo in buenos aires, argentina

Palermo is a neighborhood, or barrio, in the Argentine capital, Buenos Aires. It is located in the northeast of the city, bordering the barrios...

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...

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...

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...

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