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Tracking Guayusa Tea in Ecuador’s Jungles
South America

Tracking Guayusa Tea in Ecuador’s Jungles

About a year ago, I lost my taste for coffee and started drinking tea. So, I was intrigued when I learned about a particular leaf called ilex guayusa, which is… Read More…

Incan Tradition & Modern Cuisine: Culinary Travel in Peru
Cooking classes / Culinary Travel / Restaurants / South America

Incan Tradition & Modern Cuisine: Culinary Travel in Peru

Whether in Cusco testing out infused pisco, in Lima for ceviche, trying piranha soup in the Amazon, or dining on guinea pig in the Sacred Valley, old becomes new in… Read More…

Peter Greenberg Worldwide–Buenos Aires–June 16, 2012
Museums / Radio Show / Shopping / South America

Peter Greenberg Worldwide–Buenos Aires–June 16, 2012

Peter travels to Argentina not just for the food or the people, but because it remains one of the great travel bargains in the world. The U.S. dollar is still… Read More…

Buenos Aires Like a Local & Peter’s Top 5 Argentina Tips
Like a Local / South America / Videos

Buenos Aires Like a Local & Peter’s Top 5 Argentina Tips

In just a couple of weeks, Peter Greenberg and Michelin will launch their Like a Local series, and we’re sharing an insider’s look at some of Peter’s local secrets. Check… Read More…

Image credit, Big Stock "Carnival"
Cultural Immersion / Culture / Festivals / South America / Travel News / Travel Safety / Travel Tools

Carnival Travel 2012: Business & Safety Concerns in Brazil After Police Strike

After recent police strikes, Brazil’s traditional Carnival celebration was in jeopardy. Editor Lily J. Kosner checks on travel safety at one of the world’s largest and costliest Carnivals and lays… Read More…

Ask Peter: Peter Answers Your Travel Questions–1.7.12 Edition
Ask Peter / South America / Travel Tools

Ask Peter: Peter Answers Your Travel Questions–1.7.12 Edition

Tune into Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio (click here to find your local station or here to listen to the most recent podcast) each week to hear Peter solve callers’ travel problems and answer… Read More…

Peru’s Wilder Side: Go Beyond Machu Picchu to the Manu Biosphere
Cultural Immersion / Destinations / Eco Travel / South America / Travel News

Peru’s Wilder Side: Go Beyond Machu Picchu to the Manu Biosphere

The mystical ruins of Machu Picchu are not the last undiscovered treasure in Peru. Lynn Langway reports from the Manu Biosphere Preserve, an unspoiled wilderness in the Southeastern Amazon basin that… Read More…

Machu Picchu, Ancient Incan City in Peru - photo credit: Gihan Tubbeh/PromPeru
Adventure Travel & Sports / Destinations / Hiking & Biking / South America / Trains / Travel News / Travel Tools

Exploring Machu Picchu and Peruvian Amazon Cruises

Sometimes, a great adventure begins by finding something new. Other times, it comes from following the footsteps of history’s greatest adventurers. Melinda Newman heads to the Peruvian Amazon on the… Read More…

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Opening a B&B, Part 2
Hotels & Accommodations / South America / Travel News

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Opening a B&B, Part 2

Moving to a foreign country to open a B&B may sound like a dream come true, but like operating any business, it’s a learning process all the way. Marcela Swenson… Read More…

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Opening a B&B, Part 1
Budget Travel / Hotels & Accommodations / South America / Travel News

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Opening a B&B, Part 1

Have you ever imagined running off to another country to open a bed & breakfast? It may sound like a long-term extension of a dream vacation, but the trials and… Read More…

Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival: Samba Schools, Brazilian Hotspots, Hip Parades And Ballyhoo
Cultural Immersion / Culture / Festivals / South America / Travel News

Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival: Samba Schools, Brazilian Hotspots, Hip Parades And Ballyhoo

Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival (known to the Brazilians as “Carnaval”) is underway, but in this party town, there are ways to celebrate all year long. Marcy MacDonald reports on how… Read More…