Growing up on the east coast, I don't think I was fully prepared for the awe-inspiring landscapes that would greet me upon my arrival. Compiling this list of my favorite SA cities was harder than I anticipated, but I take that as a good sign.1) Jujuy, ArgentinaBefore arriving in Jujuy, I had no idea of the small city's existence, but it soon cast a captivating spell upon me. Jujuy is a rea[...]
 
 
Less than 48 hours into my luxurious stay at Barcelo Punta Cana, it was time to swap our swim suits for comfortable clothes and durable sneakers. From about 9am until 6pm, our group spent hours delving into the local culture surrounding Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.Hopping on board what resembled a mix of a safari vehicle and a beat-down van, we were introduced to our guide and his two adora[...]
 
 
Sometimes we all need a break, even us travel writers, who to most people appear to be on one never-ending vacation. And while my four days in Punta Cana was technically work, it felt far less action-packed than my normal press trips. For one thing, we stayed in the same resort room for the entire duration, which meant that my clothes would be far less wrinkled than normal.After a whirlwind su[...]
 
 
Ever since I discovered how amusing it is to create a travel bucket list, the Galapagos Islands has been up there near number one. I actually started tentatively planning a trip there a few years back but those plans unfortunately fell through. So, as a result, this destination is still on my list of "must see" places around the world.Global Basecamps, who I've done several partnerships with h[...]
 
 
While Bogota is a huge city with endless things to see and do, it's the neighboring towns that make the list for bohemian traveler worthy destinations.La CandelariaMost travelers passing through Bogota stay in the historic downtown district of La Candelaria. Partly due to a surplus of affordable hostels located here, it's also the center for art galleries, museums and cultural centers. Mus[...]
 
 
It's nearly impossible to visit Colombia without eating more than you'd like to admit. Here is a local guide to Colombian food for the avant-garde traveler.Going back to my previous post about the most notorious restaurant in Colombia, Andres Carne de Res does not disappoint. They are especially known for their selection of meat dishes but there are a number of vegetarian options. The original[...]
 
 
Although I was pre-warned, I clearly underestimated the daily amount of rainfall in Bogota. Forgetting to pack both my raincoat and umbrella certainly didn’t help matters.While rain is not exactly my favorite weather condition, it’s completely normal for Bogota residents who don’t let a little bad weather ruin their day. In an effort to fell more local, I put on my game face and braved the gre[...]
 
 
This is a Guest Post by Marina K. Villatoro of Travel Experta.Antigua Guatemala is so much more than just another colonial style town with cobble stone streets from Central America. It has many unique places to visit that set it apart from the other cities of its kind.1. Picnicking at a Ruin - Antigua still has tons of churches and convents, but it used to have lots more before the earthqu[...]
 
 
One of my favorite things about traveling is getting the chance to eat exotic and hopefully delicious food. Santiago released the inner South American in me (I'm French and Irish) and gave me everything I love and more. I'm talking ravioli, risotto, seafood....the list goes on and on. Here are a few of my favorite cafes and restaurants in the Santiago neighborhood of Lastarria. Wonderful - This l[...]
 
 
(article is originally from Megan's Travel Column on Life2PointOh, entitled Weekly Wanders)The first time I traveled to Buenos Aires, I remember making a wish that I would one day be able to return to this magical city. Less than two years later, I was back and ready for more explorations! Buenos Aires is one of those cities that suits almost any traveler but if you only have a few days here, [...]
 
 
After spending about two weeks in Santiago, I quickly got a feel for the different neighborhoods that make this South American city so fascinating. Although I didn't know too much about Santiago before arriving in Chile, I was very pleased to learn that the city is actually quite ideal for a bohemian. The first thing you will notice about Santiago is how different each neighborhood is, which is ma[...]
 
 
I've now been to South America twice and consequently have tasted my fare share of alcoholic beverages and herbal concoctions. In fact, just thinking about them makes me want to dash back for happy hour. If you are planning a trip to South America, make sure to try at least three drinks on this list.First, let's discuss some alcoholic beverage options:Pisco Sour: Both Peru and Chile are st[...]