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The Andes Mountains

A Healer's Last Journey: Documenting Endangered Knowledge in the Colombian Andes

Megan Taylor Morrison | Posted 10.05.2014 | Impact
Megan Taylor Morrison

After 80 years studying the medicinal plants of the páramo -- an endangered alpine tundra ecosystem -- Mama Margarita says today may be her last time making the eight-hour, round-trip hike into the Andes.

Chug Along Ecuador's Epic Andes Mountains on the Luxurious Tren Crucero

JustLuxe | Posted 09.24.2014 | Travel

Possibly one of the most difficult train routes to build, the railway that weaves through the Andean Mountains in Ecuador offer some of the most beaut...

Visiting the Driest Place on Earth

Charlotte Temple | Posted 05.06.2014 | Travel
Charlotte Temple

When I learned there was a place on this earth where there has been almost no measurable curiosity was piqued, and I booked a trip to this extraordinary place -- the Atacama desert in northern Chile.

Hope for the Holidays: Still "Alive" 40 Years Later

Nando Parrado | Posted 12.12.2012 | Home
Nando Parrado

When I was at the top of an 18,000-foot peak with Roberto Canessa, looking at the vast scenery of snowy peaks surrounding us, we knew we were going to die. There was absolutely no way out.

Small Town Life In The Peruvian Andes

Leora Novick | Posted 03.31.2012 | Travel
Leora Novick

Life here in Rumira is simple: The locals don't ask for much and receive exactly that.

Exploring Peru (PHOTOS)

Tory Burch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Tory Burch

There are a few trips in everyone's life that leave an indelible impression. I just returned from a trip to Peru with my three sons and I know it had as profound an effect on them as it did on me.

Bolivian Villagers Want Compensation For Melting Glaciers

BBC News | Andres Schipani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

In the small village of Khapi, below the stunning - and still snow-covered - Mount Illimani, the sense of anxiety is profound. An idea has taken ro...

Peruvian Rock Star Releases Climate Change Themed Song and Video

Levi Novey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Levi Novey

One of Peru's most popular musicians has released an optimistic climate change anthem as the title track of his latest album Amazonas.