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.”...

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...

montevideo, uruguay

Montevideo es la capital y ciudad más poblada de la República Oriental del Uruguay. Asimismo, es sede del Mercosur y de la ALADI. Los...

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...

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 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 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....

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...

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...

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