south america



South America is probably on most travel-related life lists. I have yet to check out the “other America,” but after spotting crazy, cheap flights to Peru last week, I’m tempted to move it up the list! There is no shortage of information about the standard South America “circuit” of sightseeing […]

South America Dreaming


(This is a guest post by Shashi Bellamkonda, a long-time geeky friend of mine who loves to travel. He and his family (including a teen daughter, 15, and a 3-year-old son) went to the ancient city of Machu Picchu in Peru, and he has some advice for any other parents […]

Tips for family travel to Peru and Machu Picchu





The excellent travel website World Hum has a regular column called “Ask Rolf,” by talented travel writer Rolf Potts. Haven’t heard of him? Browse the Stories or Essays section of his Web site, or see how he makes an ancient French version of tennis into something interesting. He’s also the […]

Family Travel and Rolf Potts on taking kids to Ecuador



Treehugger reports on the possibility of a new train line crossing the whole of South America, an idea spearheaded by Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez and his counterparts from Argentina and Brazil. Now that would be exciting. Road and Travel Magazine share tips on how to make your car greener and cleaner, saving you money into the bargain.

Ecotourism News: September 1, 2008


News that the Galápagos Islands, the world’s first World Heritage Site, are under threat has again put mass tourism in the spotlight. The Galápagos are a cluster of volcanic islands in the Pacific Ocean sitting just west of Ecuador, South America. They are best known for their wealth of unique […]

Galápagos Islands on Unesco Danger List due to Mass Tourism