South America

Emerging Eco-Markets

GUYANA In 1989, the government set out to prove that a rainforest can yield social and economic profits without being systematically destroyed, and turned the 916,800-acre...

Variety Packs

CROSSING THE PATAGONIAN ANDES [CHILE AND ARGENTINA] The Edenic Río Manso Valley, at the southern tip of South America, is pure Patagonia—high, open country surrounded by ancient...

Far Out

SHAGGY RIDGE TREK [PAPUA NEW GUINEA] If you were to drop off the face of the earth, you'd probably land in Papua New Guinea's steamy Finisterre Mountains. Rising 13,000 feet out of the...

Black Sheep Inn

WHEN GUESTS ARRIVE at this lodge, tucked in the Cordillera mountain range five hours down the road from Quito, they marvel at the rustic chalet-style lodge and the view over the Rio Toachi...

Posada Amazonas

AT THE EDGE OF AN OLD-GROWTH forest the size of Connecticut, Posada Amazonas is run and staffed mainly by members of the native Ese'eja community. Ese'eja means "true people," and these

Get Wheel

RIDING THE RUGGED NORTHEAST [PORTUGAL] A good set of knobbies and generous helpings of local beef and nightly port will help you tackle this eight-day inn-to-inn tour through Portugal's...

South for the Summer

Q: A friend and I are looking to take a two-month trip through South America this June and July. We would like to spend time in Peru, Chile, Bolivia, and Argentina, and are very...

Up the Creek

"THEY ESCAPED INTO the jungle," says Marvin, lifting his paddle from the hazel water and pointing the slim blade toward the tangle of verdure. "Just running and running. Not knowing where to go....

Endless Winter

Killington, Vermont OK, SO THERE MIGHT BE only one or two trails open, and Vermont in October is better known for its radiant foliage than for skiing, but Killington...

Endless Winter

Thredbo, Australia Snow is always an iffy proposition in Australia, but 200 inches a year is nothing to sneeze at. On a typical day at Thredbo, in the Snowy Mountains of New South...

Blood Wood

JUMP GOT HIS NAME BECAUSE HE twitches like the Tasmanian Devil. He is as brown as his father, a Munduruku Indian, but he speaks the slum Portuguese of his mother's home, Altamira, an ugly...

High Rollin'

Q: We're looking for a South or Central American destination with challenging mountain biking. Not everyone in our group bikes, though, so it's important that there be other...

Fresh Tracks

Treetops of the Sierra Madre USUALLY ASSOCIATED with margaritas and high-rise hotels, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, has taken ecotourism to new heights with a canopy tour in the nearby...

Into the Screaming 50s

THE FIRST SQUALL HITS two minutes after we stick our nose out into Bah'a Nassau. It's a towering, hazy thing that wobbles down the bay like a drunken ghost, standing out white against the low...

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