What comes to mind when you think about vacationing in South America?
Chile’s amazing landscapes of fjords and desert including the Andes and Torres del Paine rival even those of Bolivia’s with its tropical jungles, incredible wildlife and the ruins of Lake Titicaca. There are treks in Peru to Machu Picchu and Patagonia, the relaxing beaches near Cartagena in Colombia and one of the largest neo-gothic cathedrals in the world in Sao Paul, Brazil.
Don't Call Me Gringa
Half Brit, half American, Emily lives in Santiago, Chile with her Chilean husband Rodolfo, whom she met on a UCLA study abroad program. Emily's blog contains personal stories about day to day life in Santiago as well as posts about her travels throughout South America. If you plan on exploring Chile, it's well worth bookmarking Don't Call Me Gringa.
Class Adventure Travel
Run by a travel company of the same name, the Class Adventure Travel blog is a great resource when planning trips to South America. While updates are irregular, the information is still current with in-depth looks at various Carnivals, eco-lodge reviews and the best wildlife destinations.
Southwind Adventures focuses on upscale soft adventure travel to South America. The company has 25 years experience arranging small-group and private trips to destinations like the national parks of Patagonia, Peru’s Machu Picchu and the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador. Read about the luxury lodgings travelers enjoy and some of the finest restaurants in South America where they indulge, while you decide which of the nearly 300 tropical beaches in Costa Rica you’ll visit this year.
The Travel Chica
Solo traveler Stephanie Ockerman started The Travel Chica when she decided to put her career on hold and embark on an adventurous trip through South America. Full of stunning professional photographs and useful travel advice, Ockerman has also written a Buenos Aires guidebook aimed at independent travelers.
A blog for “lazy readers and active travelers”
Rio Travel is run by a globe-trotting couple who have made Rio de Janeiro their home. You’ll get the real Rio here: In addition to Christ Monument, Sugar Loaf and Copacabana Beach, Rio Travel unveils hidden attractions that only locals know. Go through the site, liking places you might wish to visit and Travel Rio will email your personal travel plan, with all the details, for you to view online, save and print out.
South America Travel News
South America Travel News is produced by SouthAmerica.travel, a travel company specializing in four- and five-star tours to Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay, and Colombia. If you're in need of a bit of travel inspiration, settle down to read posts about whale watching in Argentina, cattle ranches in Montevideo or farm tours in Brazil and the top four UNESCO World Heritage sites in Bolivia.
Casey Meehan is a writer with wanderlust (and a business owner who knows how to fund his travels). He covers financial news and offers trading strategies at his blog StockHax.com.