Galápagos Touring 101

Bartolomé Island

I recently took an Intrepid tour to the Galápagos Islands. For those of you who don’t know, they’re located about a thousand miles off the Ecuadorian coast in the Pacific Ocean—and famous as the place that Charles Darwin got the idea that we are all descended from chimps. Chuck was in fact so impressed with his […]

Travel Video of the Week: The Modern Motorcycle Diaries

Modern Motorcycle Diaries

503 days. 82,459 miles. 22 countries. That’s the epic journey, in numbers, motorcycled by traveler/filmmaker Alex Chacon, who covered the distance between Alaska and Argentina during his trip. The footage above, filmed and cut by Alex, really makes you want get out there and explore like Alex.

Travel Contests: Week of November 26, 2013

Santa Fe entrance

This week’s travel contests include: Win a three-night “Spirit of Santa Fe” escape to the Four Seasons Resort Rancho Encantado Santa Fe (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a $10,000 trip to Venice, Italy Win a trip for two to the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro Win a $10,600 trip to the Galapagos Islands Win a trip for […]

Travel Video of the Week: Untamed Winds

Untamed Winds

Untamed Winds comes to us from a trio of German friends and filmmakers—Vincent Urban, Clemens Kruger and Stefan Templar—documenting their recent four-month trip through South America. The 31-year-olds, who earned critical acclaim (and sponsorship from Peru For Less) with an earlier video called In South America, here focus on the jaw-dropping landscapes of the countries they […]

LAN and TAM fall sale offers cheap round-trip fares to South America

LAN

LAN Airlines and its affiliate TAM Airlines, part of South America’s largest airline group (flying to 114 destinations on the continent), just launched a fall sale on round-trip fares to some top South American destinations from the U.S. Economy fares start at $399 round-trip and Premium Business fares start at $699. Included destinations include cities in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, […]

LAN and TAM South America Sale

TAM

LAN Airlines and its affiliates, including TAM Airlines, announced a sale on flights to some of the most popular destinations in South America. In addition to discounted fares, passengers who book their roundtrip travel in Economy class now through April 1, 2013 for travel completed by June 30, 2013 (June 14, 2013 for destinations in […]

Is Colombia Safe for Travelers?

Buenavista, Colombia

Is Colombia safe for travelers? If you’ve ever heard the name Escobar, or FARC, or seen Blow, this question might give you pause. And that’s okay. Your safety is always worth your time when travel and unfamiliarity collide—especially when the world around you keeps rolling out reasons to worry, as it has with Colombia. The Republic […]

Accentuating Your Bogotá Experience

Colombian flag

  Boh-goh-TA. The emphasis is on the last syllable in Bogotá, Colombia’s emerging capital, and that’s important. The failure to confidently push out that last “a”—to release the city’s name on a promising, upward trajectory—is a common occurrence here in the United States, whether by way of unfamiliarity, laziness (me, pre-visit), or whatever. Again, this […]