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Trekking Peru: The Best Unknown Hikes

Trekking Peru: The Best Unknown Hikes

Machu Picchu is alright, but Peru has much more to offer than this over-crowded tourist attraction.

Las Lajas Sanctuary: A Backpacker’s Guide to Colombia

Las Lajas Sanctuary: A Backpacker’s Guide to Colombia

Just outside a sketchy border town which has absolutely nothing to offer, the beautiful Las Lajas Sanctuary stands, entirely unanticipated by the ignorant traveler.

A Guide to Northern Argentina: Salta & Jujuy Provinces

A Guide to Northern Argentina: Salta & Jujuy Provinces

This often overlooked region of Argentina is a gem for beautiful landscapes and, more importantly, wine.

The Hand of the Desert: A Backpacker’s Guide to Chile

The Hand of the Desert: A Backpacker’s Guide to Chile

About the famous hand and how to get there.

What to do in San Pedro de Atacama: A Backpacker’s Guide to Chile

What to do in San Pedro de Atacama: A Backpacker’s Guide to Chile

Here are some of the best things to see and do in the driest desert in the world.

The Best Brazil Beaches: Ranked

The Best Brazil Beaches: Ranked

This handy ranking of popular beach towns in Brazil will tell you the ones you can't miss and the ones with nothing but streetfuls of washed out surfers.

We Stayed in a Favela in Rio de Janeiro and Survived

We Stayed in a Favela in Rio de Janeiro and Survived

Some kind of weed distribution operation was undoubtedly taking place...

The Best English Bookstores in Rio de Janeiro

The Best English Bookstores in Rio de Janeiro

Here's our guide to the best bookstores in Rio de Janeiro for English books.

Lençóis Maranhenses National Park: A Backpacker’s Guide to Brazil

Lençóis Maranhenses National Park: A Backpacker’s Guide to Brazil

A guide to Lençóis Maranhenses National Park: how to get in, where to stay, and what to do.

How to Cross the Peru-Brazil Border at Iñapari/Assis

How to Cross the Peru-Brazil Border at Iñapari/Assis

If you’re looking to cross the border from Peru to Brazil, here is the step-by-step guide to how we did it.