South America

The Ballad of Lonesome George

THE FLIGHT FROM MIAMI TO Guayaquil, Ecuador, is packed with tourists headed to the Galápagos and elegantly dressed Ecuadorans returning from shopping trips. Judging by these passengers,...

Best Trips of 2001: A Better World

On each of these trips—and you just might help improve the planet. Norway: The Book of the Living Joining this Yarlung Tsangpo Gorge cultural preservation project is...

The Fist of God

Severo Guzman is strikingly handsome, well-dressed in a red jacket, white felt hat, and white wool pants. He says he thinks he is 60, but he can't be over 45. I'm meeting him in an onion patch,...

Extreme Nudity

Our picks for ten of the best (and most surprising) places to hike, snowshoe, fly-fish, snorkel, body-surf, or bird watch in the buff. ...

Red Hot Chile

THE SEASON: November through March, summer in the Southern Hemisphere, is prime time in Patagonia, including Torres del Paine and General Carrera Lake; the Atacama Desert is...

Red Hot Chile

Chile's most popular national park, Torres del Paine draws 60,000 visitors per year—roughly 9.5 million fewer than Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most-visited in the United...

Red Hot Chile

Terra Luna Lodge, which sits on a grassy hill on the southwestern shore of General Carrera Lake, at 1,955 feet the deepest lake in South America, is the first adventure lodge to lure hikers,...

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