Many thousands of feet in the air, as I contemplated the piece of shiny silver duct tape adhered to the side of the puny plane soaring above dense rainforest, I started to wonder if I should have taken survival classes after all. Between the tape and being weighed for the flight right before the six of us ate our tour-provided… Read More
This South America travel guide is a compilation of the countries we have visited and written about on The Planet D travel blog.
Guest Writer Aram Balakjian shares his reasons to visit Colombia and why it is more than cocaine. 15 Reasons to Visit Colombia There are few countries so bound by a single association as Colombia is to cocaine. In many corners of the world, Pablo Escobar simultaneously stands as the most famous drug lord of all time and the most famous Colombian…. Read More
As we made our way up the final stretch of the steep, gravel path, I gasped. There they stood, the mysterious, magnificent Torres del Paine, glowing a faint shade of red in the early morning light. Torres del Paine There were about a dozen other people at the mirador as well, shivering in the frigid air and staring, speechless, at… Read More
Salar de Uyuni – the Bolivian salt flats – are touted as an absolute must-see in South America. Many people I have spoken to who have visited this remote, wide expanse of salt describe it as the highlight of their South America trip. For some, it is the most mind-blowing place they have ever visited. But there is another spot… Read More
In the Southern Pacific Ocean, a remote volcanic island looms out of the sea with giant stone statues. The Easter Island Statues. So who put these giant stone heads on Easter Island and what was their purpose? Mark is on the trip of a lifetime to discover where this isolated civilization came from and where they went. The Mysterious Easter Island Statues Rapa… Read More
The Salar de Uyuni is a bit like being bludgeoned by wonder. How to Visit the Salar de Uyuni The Salar de Uyuni is one of the most spectacular adventure-travel destinations on Earth: a 10,582 square kilometre expanse of cracked white salt, left behind when an ancient lake named Coipasa dried up thousands of years ago. Located in Bolivia, it’s now… Read More