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.
A recent study estimated that 99% of the population of America and Western Europe never see a clear night sky unobscured by dust, smog and light pollution. In cities such as London, the firmament simply never darkens. Now imagine yourself reclining in a desert oasis on a clear moonless night, the air still and silent as you stare up at velvety black heavens carpeted with stars. Linger long enough, and you'll see satellites inching across the sky and glimpse shooting stars.
Rolando has a strong survivor's attitude and knows how to advocate for his rights. We met Rolando in his office in Santiago, where we asked him about Chile's recent progressive moves to improve the lives of the LGBT community.
A natural phenomenon even most hardcore travelers never get to see in action, volcanoes are among the world's most fascinating wonders.
I looked up, and realized that standing next to me, all four feet of her, was Dora the Explorer herself.
New and interesting doesn't need to mean something big and massive and huge, it can be something simple and easy. That being said, it is a lot more fun to make more grand plans, so with that in mind, I decided to come up with a checklist of some of the things I want to do in the next 12 months to perhaps inspire you to start dreaming yourself.
In late 2008, in the midst of Washington's financial crisis, Ryan traveled to South America to meet with political and business leaders as part of a congressional delegation.
At a ranch near Santiago, Chile, I spoke with Gonzalo Vial, an accomplished horse whisperer known to form close personal relationships with his horses. One horse grew amorous.