Archive | South & Central America RSS feed for this section

Where to Go in May: 20 Great Spots for a Shoulder Season Trip

May's a great time to hit the beach in Rio.

Whether you’ve had enough of the April showers and need a travel respite, or you’re trying to hit the tail end of the shoulder season or just itching to add a new stamp to your passport, May is an excellent month to hit the road. Almost no matter where you’re headed, the month has that […]

Continue reading...

April 29, 2016 by | Comments Off on Where to Go in May: 20 Great Spots for a Shoulder Season Trip

Top Places to Ski Around the World

lake louise ski

The Alps hold a certain charm that is undeniable. People from all over the world flock to this region in Europe at the first sign of fresh powder, aching to drop their skis or snowboards into the fluffy white snow. But, the Alps are just one of many spectacular areas in the world where the […]

Continue reading...

February 9, 2016 by | 4 Comments

7 Amazing Places to Ring in New Year’s on the Beach

New Year's Eve fireworks at Copacabana Beach in Rio

Eating, drinking and dancing. These are three activities that define New Year’s Eve across the globe. But some people do them wearing winter jackets, while others get to feel the sand between their toes as the fireworks go off. Do you want to be one of the latter? Then spend December 31 at one of […]

Continue reading...

December 29, 2015 by | Comments Off on 7 Amazing Places to Ring in New Year’s on the Beach

Top 25 Things to Do in Central & South America: 2016 Viator Travel Awards

Viator_Thinkstock_24346-540x407

Welcome to the 2016 Viator Travel Awards: Central and South America Edition! We’ve read hundreds of traveler reviews and pored over data from our most popular tours to bring you a list of experiences you won’t want to miss out on if you’re planning to travel to Central and South America in 2016.

Continue reading...

December 14, 2015 by | Comments Off on Top 25 Things to Do in Central & South America: 2016 Viator Travel Awards

Top 25 Haunted Places Around the World

Dublin has plenty of haunted landmarks.

There are 25 haunted spots featured on this list, and plenty more around the world besides. How do you pick just one each year in which to spend your Halloween? Well, the good news is that these places retain their scary reputations year-round, so even if only one of them makes the cut for October […]

Continue reading...

October 28, 2015 by | 5 Comments

Festivals Around the World in October

Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. Photo credit: nicolicreer via Flickr.

From religious ceremonies to hot air balloons, October is filled with a variety of festivals. The changing colors in many places, along with cooler days, and the refreshing calm before the hectic holiday season draw locals and travelers to some of the world’s most famous – and obscure – events. Since festivals often showcase local […]

Continue reading...

October 2, 2015 by | Comments Off on Festivals Around the World in October

How to Spend a Week in Nicaragua

Little Corn Island

If you have a week to travel Nicaragua, you don’t have to limit yourself to just one location — consider a multi-day adventure that lets you see some of the country’s best sights and attractions. If you want to see as much as possible, here are some ideas on how to spend a week in […]

Continue reading...

August 31, 2015 by | Comments Off on How to Spend a Week in Nicaragua

The Rums of Central America

Centario rum

One of the great benefits of traveling through Central America is that it’s easy to find really good rum for a ridiculously low price. While most people associate rum with the Caribbean, many of the best ones actually come from the mainland of Central America. They might not be as famous or as heavily marketed […]

Continue reading...

June 23, 2015 by | Comments Off on The Rums of Central America

Discovering the Surprise of El Salvador

Cerro Verde, El Salvador

Rugged volcanos dotting the countryside, vibrant cities with a youthful spirit, colonial charm preserved and actively refurbished for future generations to enjoy. This may not be the El Salvador in your mind, but it’s the country that exists beyond the international headlines and doomsday CIA travel warnings. In a week’s worth of travel, we found […]

Continue reading...

June 5, 2015 by | Comments Off on Discovering the Surprise of El Salvador

Bolivian Fast Food: The 4 Must-Try Junk Eats

Freshly made "salchipapas."

Just because the “golden arches” are nearly non-existent in Bolivia, it doesn’t mean Bolivians don’t love their fast food. After all, Bolivia is the land of the potato and Bolivians sure know how to cook up a batch of crunchy, salty French fries. But their love of fast food doesn’t end there. From fried bananas […]

Continue reading...

May 28, 2015 by | Comments Off on Bolivian Fast Food: The 4 Must-Try Junk Eats