Looking much like a mountain of concrete, the monster fortress of Castillo San Felipe de Barajas (named after Spain's King Philip IV) is in remarkably good shape. It covers a 130-foot-high hill towering over the city.
One of the best, and worst things about journeying in Africa -- or any less-developed part of the world -- is traveling on local buses.
By Melissa Mahony, OnEarthThere's a new predator in town--but fortunately, it's an adorable one. Actually, this animal has been around for 3 to 4 mill...
It truly is a destination that has about anything you'd like to do and in my opinion, for something like a 7-day or 10-day itinerary, it is the best country to hit in South America.
On the way to the headwaters of the Bio-Bio River in Chile, where we hoped to make the first descent, we stopped at a Mapuche Indian farm house and asked if we might camp in an untilled field. Yes, Yaco, the owner, replied, but only if we joined for dinner.
The army's recent intervention in Egypt, and the turmoil there, have brought memories surging back of a time in 2005 when I was on my way to a vacation in Ecuador and the Galapagos islands. World events chose that moment to intervene in my carefully made plans.
Truth has proven to be relative and is often modeled after those who are in the position of defining and shaping realities. Sometimes simply overpowered by, sometimes in comfortable alliance with those powers, Latin American countries have experienced long periods of political and economic dependency, predominantly linked to Western concepts of free market trade and governance.
Take this invitation into my world as inspiration to find your own. Make the world on your own dime, with your own time. Meet the person of your dreams in a glance. Make money to burn. Get high to feel the lows. Push limits until they no longer limit.
For more than a century, Latin America has lured travelers in search of real adventure: crossing craggy peaks and dense jungles, or rafting mighty riv...
The grape that has garnered the most attention in Uruguay, becoming the country's signature grape the way Malbec is for Argentina, is Tannat.
As a member of the U.S. National Commission for UNESCO I am quite familiar with the organization, yet I did not expect the impact it would have on my trip. This led to a number of reflections.
Secretary of State John Kerry got into a little political dust up recently when he referred to Latin America as the United States' "backyard."
The organization also recently purchased a large number of Scandinavian and historical California cookbooks. Scores of these donated books are extremely rare and to be found at no other library in North America.
Wedding season is upon us and where there are nuptials, there are newlywed holidays to follow.
The nearly half century of war between the government of Colombia and the Armed Revolutionary Forces of Colombia (FARC) that left over half a million Colombians dead and three million displaced may finally be coming to an end.
Albina Ruiz has the drive and focused energy of the ones who have fought for their vision to come true.