9 of the Best Beach Trips From Panama City, Panama

The slender Isthmus of Panama is caressed by the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean. A place that is endlessly alluring for beach lovers, many visit to see the famous canal, but stay and fall in love with both coasts where white sand beaches mesh with wild jungle. Untouched islets and alluring archipelagos await. Panama […]

The Coffee Lover’s Guide to Colombia

It’s no secret that Colombia produces some of the world’s best-tasting coffee. In fact, it’s famous for the unmistakable mild, but rich, aroma that rises from every brew. In Colombia, coffee is much more than a hot beverage that gets you going in the morning before you head out the door. It’s a culture and […]

13 Quaint Cafés in Buenos Aires

“What a literate place, one thinks; what wealth, what good looks.” These words uttered by the great American travel writer, Paul Theroux, nicely explicate the unique café culture that can be found and feverishly enjoyed in Buenos Aires. Argentina’s capital is famously handsome and littered with countless cool cafes to curl up with a book, […]

The Best Bars in Buenos Aires, Argentina

Buenos Aires was made for hedonists. This city knows how to enjoy itself at all hours, and there’s something for everyone—particularly night owls. If you’re merrymaking with porteños (Buenos Aires locals), there’s a very good chance the earliest rays of sun will beat you home. Boliches (nightclubs) don’t sizzle until 2AM and there are watering […]

37 of the Best Things to Do in Peru

Come for the world wonders. Stay for the alpacas. Peru’s got a magnetic pull that makes it pretty darn impossible to leave. In a single week, you could be conquering mountain passes high in the Andes, surfing along the vibrant Pacific Coast, and sweatily swatting at mosquitoes deep in the Amazon. A buzzin’ Latin nightlife […]

Colombia Itinerary: the Caribbean Coast

With mountains, deserts, jungles, and beaches, Colombia takes the cake for landscape diversity. The craziest thing is that you can find all of these geographical features right along the Caribbean coast, along with an impeccable amount of heart, soul, and delicious street food that will mysteriously nab most of your spare pesos. The landscape itself […]

29 of the Best Things To Do in Colombia

Swaying in a colorful hammock to nature’s tune of a gentle Caribbean breeze is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to Colombian treasures. Amazonian greenery, misty mountains, and arid deserts give this country (nearly) all of South America’s land diversity right within its borders. Before my fist visit, fellow travelers emphatically shared […]

High in the Sky on Salta’s Train to the Clouds

The province of Salta boasts some of Argentina’s most dramatic scenery, and the Train to the Clouds (Tren a las Nubes) is a delightful way to take in all of it. It’s the third-highest, high-altitude train in the world and an adventure through the depths of the Lerma valley on a railroad with a century […]

Can Tourists Still Party in San Pedro: Bolivia’s Most Famous Prison?

Go to prison of your own free will. Have a massive party. Leave the next morning. Or stay. No one really cares. A couple of years back, I spent 12 months wandering around South America, and from the day I landed, I quickly learned about the South American backpacker’s bible, and that it was basically […]

Is Colombia Safe for Travel in 2021?

“You’re going where?” – my mum. When a parent hears the news that their child is going to Colombia, they are typically…less than thrilled. And to be fair, if you had ingested the last four to six decades of Colombian news, you’d probably be a little hesitant to send a loved one there, too. From […]

6 of the Best Places to See Sloths in Central and South America

The cute face, the doting eyes, the hilariously long time to get from A to B. Sloths are the loveable idiots of the animal world and it seems like their purpose in this world is to make people go awwww. A lot of folks don’t know this, but sloths actually exist outside of the internet […]

The Galapagos on a Backpacker’s Budget

In 1835, the HMS Beagle dropped in on a chain of Islands off the coast of Ecuador. “You guys think these finches look weird?” muttered Charles Darwin, a young naturalist on board. “Yeah, a bit,” said the crew. And thus our understanding of the natural world changed forever. Anyone who has ever watched a David […]