How to Hike the Inca Trail

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Last Updated: 11/7/20 | November 7th, 2020 Machu Picchu is one of those bucket-list activities people dream about. While most people visit on a day trip, you can also visit via the Inca Trail, a challenging mu..

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How to Spend 24 Hours in Santiago

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Last Updated: 12/7/20 | December 7th, 2020 In this guest post, local expat Kyle Hepp shares some of her favorite off-the-beaten-path highlights in Santiago, Chile. I’m not an ambitious traveler. Let’s get th..

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How to Visit the Amazon Rainforest in Boli

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Last Updated: 02/10/20 | February 10th, 2020 Bolivia provides a budget-friendly option for exploring the rainforest. It’s cheaper and less crowded than the Amazon tours from Brazil. In this guest post, E..

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14 Things to Do in Medellín (and the ONE t

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Posted: 4/25/19 | April 25th, 2019 Once considered one of the deadliest cities in the world, Medellín has undergone a transformation over the last fifteen years that has made it one of the most modern places i..

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16 Amazing Photos from My Visit to Torres

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Posted: 03/11/16 | March 11th, 2016 Last month, as part of my “go offline” February, I went to Patagonia with Intrepid Travel and hiked the famous W Trek in Torres Del Paine (as well as the Perito ..

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12 Ways to Save Money in Argentina

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Updated: 02/04/20 | February 4th, 2020 Argentina is a notoriously expensive country. Years of economic mismanagement and economic depression has led to rampant inflation, a black market for currency, and high ..

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Patagonia: Thoughts on Getting Offline and

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Posted: 4/14/16 | April 14th, 2016 I came to Patagonia to tune out, clear my mind, hike, and learn to enjoy camping. I hate camping and can count on one hand the number of nights I’ve spent in a tent. As an in..

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18 of the Best Spots in Patagonia

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Posted: 8/6/16 | June 8th, 2016 Each month, Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes a guest column featuring tips and advice on solo female travel. It’s an important topic I can’t adequately co..

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How to Travel Easter Island on a Tight Bud

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Last Updated: 7/17/20 | July 17th, 2020 Each month, Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes a guest column featuring tips and advice on solo female travel. It’s an important topic I can’t adequ..

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20 Things to See and Do in Bogotá

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Last Updated: 02/08/2020 | February 8th, 2020 The capital of Colombia, Bogotá was the home to the region’s indigenous people, the Muisca, when the Spanish came around plundering gold and resources, and i..

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My 7 Favorite Hostels in Medellín

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Updated: 03/03/20 | March 3rd, 2020 There are a lot of hostels in Medellín. As “gringo central” for Colombia, you can’t walk five feet without coming across one, with majority located in El Pablado (Gringoland..

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Cartagena: A City of Color, Tourists, and

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Posted: 03/11/19 | March 11th, 2019 During the narco heydays, Cartagena was considered the only “safe” spot in Colombia for tourists. It was where foreigners vacationed, cruise ships docked, and rich Colombian..

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This is Not Your Parents’ Colombia

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Posted: 03/14/19 | March 14th, 2019 Colombia’s troubled past – cartels, paramilitaries, poverty, petty crime — casts a long shadow that still reaches to today. The country is still viewed by many as a pl..

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So, I Got Stabbed in Colombia

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Posted: 04/02/2019 | April 2nd, 2019 Editor’s Note: I wavered on writing about this for a long time since I didn’t want to put people off on Colombia or perpetuate the myth that danger lurks around..

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My 21 Favorite Places to Visit in Colombia

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Posted: 04/17/19 | April 17th, 2019 From the blue waters of Tayrona National Park, the sweeping views of the Cocora Valley, and the ruins of San Agustín, Tierradentro, and the Lost City, to the white colonial ..

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How Much Does it Cost to Travel Colombia?

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Last Updated: 2/2/20 | February 2nd, 2020 A trip to Colombia wasn’t going to break the bank. I knew that much. But would it be a bargain? Only a visit there would tell me for sure. And so, earlier thi..

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Is Colombia Safe to Visit?

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Updated: 02/02/20 | February 2nd, 2020 Colombia is one of the most popular countries in South America for backpackers and travelers. In 2017 (the last year there were figures), it saw over three million visito..

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Is Brazil Safe to Visit?

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Last Updated: 2/2/2020 | February 2nd, 2020 Offering pristine nature and access to the Amazon rainforest, historic cities and colonial architecture, and lots of affordable food and activities, Brazil will have..

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Is Peru Safe to Visit?

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Last Updated: 2/2/2020 | February 2nd, 2020 Peru is receiving record numbers of tourists these days, with over four million a year going to experience the third-largest country in South America. Whether to vi..

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Is Chile Safe to Visit?

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Posted: 1/6/2020 | January 6th, 2020 Chile is one of the most popular destinations (and one of my favorites) in South America. I was blown away by the beauty of the country, the delicious and inexpensive, the ..

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11 Things to See and Do in Quito, Ecuador

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Posted: 10/1/2020 | October 1st, 2020 I had no idea what to expect when I first visited Quito. The capital of Ecuador and home to two million people, the city had a grittiness to it that reminded me a lot of N..

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