I get asked all the time if Rio de Janeiro is a safe place to visit. What’s complicated is that it’s better than you think but can be worse than you imagine.
Arequipa is a gorgeous gem of a city tucked into Peru’s southern Andes. The “white city”, reminiscent of southern Spain, has a perfect year-round temperature, no tourists, and a wealth […]
Peddlers with the same mass-produced wares, painters accosting you with their portfolios (which look just like the ones you’ve seen 20 times before) and llama-toting hustlers. You’ll find them all […]
The World Cup has come and gone, and Brazil’s economic fortunes are beginning to fade once more. Rio de Janeiro is poised to take the spotlight next year as it […]
Poor Montevideo, overshadowed by its boastful neighbor across the Rio de la Plata, ignored by its Brazilian neighbors to the north, and generally forgotten by everyone else, Uruguay’s capital city […]
I had the privilege of attending the launch party for Dragonback Estate late last month. While there’s really little that gets between me and an invitation for free wine, I […]
Part 1: Chihuahua to Creel I like to take trains wherever I travel in Latin America. Most of the time it’s a practical urban reality (subway systems anywhere), […]