5 Bohemian Destinations to Visit Now

Heading to South America this fall? Whether planning a weekend getaway from hubs like Buenos Aires or Rio de Janeiro or saving up for a month long excursion, you’ll likely come across TAM Airlines during your flight hunt. The video below is not in English, but you’ll be able to get the gist simply by

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Exploring Casco Viejo through Local Eyes

Like many cities in Latin America, Panama City is full of contrasts. From the varied styles of architecture to the gritty graffiti boldly covering building walls, a walk through the cobbled streets of Casco Viejo is anything but boring. Yet, as much as I enjoyed learning about Panama’s past, I found myself easily more fascinated with its present. In

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Island Hopping in San Blas

Next week I’ll focus on downtown Panama City, but right now it’s time to revel in the glamour of pure nature. The great thing about Panama is that city and country are never too far apart. Our drive from Panama City to the starting point of our San Blas islands adventure was only a two-hour car ride. That

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The Beautiful People of Panama

It’s hard to believe that it’s been over a month since my very first trip to Panama and yet, here I am, still thinking about all the amazing people I met while I was there. In some cities, it’s the architecture that really blows me away and for others, it’s the food. In Panama, I

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How to Tour Quito in 3 Days

I spent four days in Quito and while I could have easily stayed another few more, it’s very possible to tour the city in three days (two if you’re really fast). I didn’t pack too much into each day because from my experience, this just leads to frustration if I don’t check all the items

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5 Cultural Ways to Tour Quito

Earlier this month I traveled to Quito for a foodie-themed trip and while the cuisine was pretty delicious, I discovered that there is a lot more to this special city than the food on my plate. From well-preserved, colonial architecture and vibrant roses of every color of the rainbow to aboriginal dance performances and gritty

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Self-Reflection in the Argentina Countryside

Over the holidays I did something that I haven’t done in two years…I took a holiday. Well, sort of a holiday and I’ll explain. My husband is originally from Argentina and hadn’t been home in a few years so naturally, we decided to swap a few weeks in cold New York for sunny, 90 degree

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My 5 Favorite South American Cities

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, Argentina Before arriving in Jujuy, I had no

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Going Local in the Real DR

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

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Indie Guide to Santiago

Going off of our Neighborhood Guide to Santiago, here is an indie twist for the avant-garde traveler. Here are 5 ways Brasil is one of the best neighborhoods in my Santiago, Chile travel guide: 1. Bohemian Lifestyle For a truly bohemian experience, I recommend staying in the Brasil neighborhood of Santiago. The area is a

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