South America

God's Country: Lake Titicaca

November is springtime in the altiplano of South America, where the vast two-million-acre Lake Titicaca collides with the 20,000-foot peaks of the Cordillera Real and an endless sky. At the...

Rustic Comfort in a Patagonian Painting

Set on the shores of a pristine glacial lake in full view of Monte Fitz Roy—the mountain that inspired the Patagonia clothing logo—

What to Do in Rio Besides the World Cup

Bars become stuffier and fútbol fans drunker as the World Cup roars on. Get your head above the soccer slosh and take advantage of the city’s easy access to natural areas with these...

Stranded in a Patagonia Party Town

On a road trip through southern Patagonia, I got a flat tire on the famously rough Ruta 40, the north-south highway that spans Argentina for more than 2,700 miles. My only chance to...

Kayaking Northern Patagonia

The small town of San Martin de los Andes sits on the shores of Lago Lácar in northern Patagonia. The lake stretches more than 20 miles and is a popular spot for overnight...

Uruguay's Best Beaches

If you’re looking for white-knuckle South American adventure, stop reading now. Uruguay isn’t Peru or Chile, and it isn’t trying to be. But if you want to lounge on an empty...

Plan Your Own DIY Vacation to Colombia

For a DIY vacation in Colombia, stick to the well-traveled zones of the Caribbean coast between Cartagena, Santa Marta, and Tayrona National Park; the midcountry between Cali, Medellin, and...

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