A Look Inside Tierra Santa Holy Land in Buenos Aires

Want to take a trip 2,000 years into the past and visit Jerusalem in the capital of Argentina? Head to Tierra Santa. Located in Buenos Aires, Tierra Santa is Latin America’s first (and only) religious theme park. Intrigued, I explored this somewhat wacky but ultimately fun theme park in Argentina. In this guide, take a … Read more

Mitad Del Mundo – How To Cross The Equator, Quito

Ecuador latitude 0 0 0 sign at Mitad del Mundo near Quito

It’s a rare thing to be able to stand with one foot in each hemisphere on a line that straddles the north and south of the globe. Yet, that’s exactly what you can do at Mitad del Mundo. Located near Quito in Ecuador, Mitad del Mundo (Middle of the World in Spanish) is a wildly … Read more

Best Things to Do in Canaima National Park

Laguna de canaima - lagoon in Canaima National Park in Venezuela

If you are looking for a travel experience to a hidden world of wonder and adventure, the Canaima National Park is sure to fit the bill.  The Canaima National Park is in Venezuela, known for its beautiful landscapes and exotic wildlife. It is the second largest park in Venezuela and the sixth largest in the … Read more

The Best Places to Visit in Colombia

Cartagena with pink sunset

After spending two months of (slow) travel in Colombia, here’s my list of the best places to visit in Colombia and what to see and do when you’re there. Note: these places listed below are in broad geographic sequence from north to south – they are not ordered by preference! Cartagena A beautiful Spanish Colonial walled city … Read more

10 Reasons To Learn Spanish in Medellin, Colombia

Black and white building in Medellin

As usual, I didn’t do much research about Colombia before landing in the country, but I did know that I was in desperate need of some more Spanish classes. My first stop in Colombia was Cartagena and a quick search on Google images did a fine job of helping me fall for the city even before … Read more

Cycling from Alaska to Patagonia – What It’s Really Like

Cycling from Alaska to Patagonia with sea view

Cycling from Alaska to Patagonia and climbing the highest points of each country in between? Given I’m very wobbly on two feet, let alone on wheels, I can’t proudly claim that achievement, but Thomas Laussermair can. Taking a staggering 14 months and who knows how much energy expended, Thomas has kindly agreed to share a synopsis … Read more