Whenever I travel, I revisit certain recurring themes -- how little I really need to be happy, the quality of food in other countries, the relative costs of things around the world, and the nature of wealth. This trip, the theme that ran most through my travels was the concept of class.
One the most incredible and awe-inspiring sections of Chile is the stretch of Patagonia linked together by Route 7, better known as the Carretera Austral.
In Patagonia, you can jet-ski across crystalline, azure lakes. In Colombia and Venezuela, you can trek through steamy jungles.
Argentina's foreign minister wants the United Nations to mediate with Britain over the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) and accused London of militarizing the south Atlantic. "Rubbish," responded Britain's ambassador.
Based on my routinely exhibited ability to make grandiose statements that can't be proven wrong but for which I nevertheless have no proof, I've always thought I would make an excellent astrophysicist.
I think it's safe to say the fiercest female Spanish rapper out is Ana Tijoux. Born Anamaría Merino in France, Chile-based hip hop artist just dropped her new album, La Bala, today.
I was in Torres del Paine National Park before it went up in flame.
Newt Gingrich is using Chile as the laboratory example for his proposal on Social Security reform. But his data about the Chilean experience is dead wrong and misleading.
Diving in Salas y Gómez was like going back in time in Easter Island. The team found an incredible amount of marine life in the marine park, including scores of Galapagos sharks, large amberjacks, huge lobsters, and colorful corals that covered the sea floor.
No Brazilian has won the award since Romario in 2000. Neymar's achievement caps a phenomenal year for the 19 year old Brazilian.
For this list, we look past the usual tourist hotspots in favor of destinations that are a bit more off-the-beaten-path, a little less-visited and slightly more adventurous.
Not even 24 hours after touching down in Santiago, Chile, I was on the road again. Destination? The Chilean desert.
We've got it bad. Wanderlust, that is...
Opportunities for outdoor activities and sports in Pucón abound, like kayaking around the peninsula or rafting down Class 4 rapids. Travelers can also hike in the nearby Huerquehue National Park and stop for a swim at one of the park's waterfalls or lakes. Once you're done, this is the place to spend the night.
As the rich flock to Punta del Este to visit their money over the long Christmas season known as la temporada, Uruguay faces diplomatic pressure from ...