At AFAR, we believe that (nearly) anywhere in the world could be a place to go in 2013. Maybe it's because we subscribe to the choose-your-own-adventure approach to travel. That said, the following 13 places really stand out for us this year.
Chile has been a strong source of value-priced wines since the late 1980s. It is now the world's ninth largest producer of wine -- ahead of both Germany and Portugal -- and the fourth biggest source of wine imports to the U.S. after France, Italy and Australia.
As 2012 winds down, it is time again to reflect on the year’s human rights developments. How did the world do following an eventful 2011?
On Wednesday, Chile became the first country in the world to protect all of its seamounts from bottom trawling, a destructive practice that can reduce centuries-old coral gardens to rubble in moments.
When on vacation, it can sometimes be the seemingly ordinary "local" sights that prove the most memorable.
Tracy Worcester, founder of Farms Not Factories and producer of the film Pig Business which exposes the dangers of intensive pig farming, has just ret...
Some of these battles have been won this year, but more confronts us. Here are some examples of actions by key countries and why it is critical that we succeed on these efforts in the next few years.
Next week, I will travel to Latin America -- my second visit to the region since November 2011. I return with increased optimism, as much of Latin America continues its impressive transformation that started a decade ago.
Help herd sheep with the gauchos on the Patagonian steppe or learn how to heal yourself with Amazonian plants as instructed by rainforest tribe leaders.
Over the past decade, Porto Alegre in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, has achieved global resonance as the site of the first World Social Forum in 2001.
Whether you're looking to dive with sharks, bike precarious paths overlooking steep cliffs, venture deep into the world's largest jungle or trek for days on end through unworldly terrain, this continent has you covered.
It is both intriguing and puzzling that the two scientists disagreed about the most crucial question in this case: Did the same unidentified aerial phenomenon, or UAP, appear on two separate cameras?
Spain, with its rich history, dazzling art and passionate people, is a wonderful place to be. But not an easy one for a vegan. Spain is the home of Miro, but it's also home to museos de jamon -- ham specialty shops -- on virtually every street corner. There's ham on every menu.
To the uninitiated, spiciness is binary: just hot or mild.
The National Institute of Culture in Panama City stood in for a fictional hotel in Bolivia.
At Tongariki stands a line of giant Moai, one crowned with a massive stone headdress. The achievement of donning this fellow's hat might be compared with putting a man on Mars today.