Deafening silence. The surface of the water is as smooth as a mirror. The reflection of the surrounding landscape making it difficult to discern what is up and what is down. Through The Pantanal in Brazil No sign of life. Though we know that a few meters behind the impenetrable wall of tropical forest and dark waters lives a phenomenal… 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.
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
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 Three Towers of Paine (aka Torres del Paine), glowing a faint shade of red in the early morning light. The three towers are the centerpiece of the park and are an awe-inspiring sight. There were about a dozen… Read More
The Bolivian salt flats of Salar de Uyuni are touted as an absolute must-see in South America. But there is another spot in the Atacama Desert that rivals its beauty – Salar de Tara. It may seem strange then that during my trip to South America, I didn’t leave myself enough time to visit Salar de Uyuni. It was the rainy… 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