Category: South America

Worldwide Tipping Guide: Tips for Tipping Around the World

Worldwide Tipping Guide: Tips for Tipping Around the World

[ 0 ] January 8, 2014 |

For those of you who love to travel but can’t quite figure out if tipping is customary in the city you’re visiting, you’ll definitely appreciate our quick tipping guide. With the help of my fellow Sages, here are some tipping pointers that will make your trip less stressful and confusing. Australia:  Casual dining – Tipping is […]

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La Ciudad Perdida: Colombia’s Lost City found

La Ciudad Perdida: Colombia’s Lost City found

[ 0 ] December 4, 2013 |

Brand-new white Chuck Taylors and gleaming white tube socks.  I couldn’t take my eyes off the footwear on this freshly-showered and optimistic hiker preparing for a multi-day jungle trek, one that I had just completed.  Clearly, he wasn’t sweating the mud-slide trails and hip-deep streams from which I had just emerged victorious, though worse for […]

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Peru: A Land of Striking Hiking, History and Culture

Peru: A Land of Striking Hiking, History and Culture

[ 0 ] November 13, 2013 |

Dedicating 8-10 days to this majestic, South American country will etch a beautiful mosaic of memories and experiences into your mind. During your travels to Peru, it’s imperative that you hold no reservations. If you’re traveling on a budget, Peru makes for an ideal backpacking vacation—just be sure you can converse in Spanish. If you […]

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Lima: The Gastronomy Capital of Peru

Lima: The Gastronomy Capital of Peru

[ 0 ] November 13, 2013 |

If you’re a food aficionado, then Lima, the capital of Peru, is your destination. Lima is known as the Gastronomy capital of South America. You will feast on Ceviche (a raw fish salad that makes you immediately second-guess sushi as the ultimate medium of consuming raw fish.) You can find many ceviche shops around the […]

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South America Sights: The Marble Caves of Patagonia

South America Sights: The Marble Caves of Patagonia

[ 0 ] October 29, 2013 |

The first thing you need to know about visiting the Marble Caves is that there are not a lot of people who have.  In fact, when my husband and I were backpacking through Patagonia last summer, we had a difficult time finding anyone who had been there. This was crazy to us, since the pictures online are […]

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Ecueydor: The Day I Ate a Family Pet

Ecueydor: The Day I Ate a Family Pet

[ 0 ] October 21, 2013 |

If you have a queasy stomach, it is probably best you quit reading right about…now.  My food memories of Ecuador are few. In fact, only one meal of my fourteen-day backpacking tour has truly stuck with me: the day I ate a family pet. I spent the last day of my tour of Ecuador with […]

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The Vulgar Panama Canal

The Vulgar Panama Canal

[ 0 ] October 21, 2013 |

One of the seven wonders of the modern world, the Panama Canal is a 48-mile international waterway that allows 815,000 vessels, 2.4 million tons of automobiles, and about 140 million tons of commercial cargo to traverse the canal each year. Its vastness and expansiveness: indescribable. Its momentous impact on the world: undeniable. Visitors to the […]

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