South America Travel

Travel photo of the day: A toucan up close

Rare and colorful birds fly about the huge aviaries at Parque das Aves near Iguazu Falls in Brazil.Rare and colorful birds fly about the huge aviaries at Parque das Aves near Iguazu Falls in Brazil.


Travel photo of the day: Moon over the Andes

A drive to Chile's wine region was interrupted by a stop to photograph the sun setting on vineyards and a full moon. A drive to Chile's wine region was interrupted by a stop to photograph the sun setting on vineyards and a full moon.


Travel photo of the day: Rockhopper penguin up close

A trip to Penguin Island off Argentina afforded Joel Jacobson the chance to get face to face with the locals.A trip to Penguin Island off Argentina afforded Joel Jacobson the chance to get face to face with the locals.


Travel photo: Sugar-eating squirrel monkey

Christy Prosser photographed this precocious squirrel monkey while traveling in Ecuador last April.Christy Prosser photographed this precocious squirrel monkey while traveling in Ecuador last April.


Travel photo: Galapagos iguanas bask in the sun

Travel blogger Gary Arndt took this photo of marine iguanas while visiting the Galapagos Islands. Travel blogger Gary Arndt took this photo of marine iguanas while visiting the Galapagos Islands.


Budget-friendly Carnivals beyond Rio

Rio's not inexpensive these days. But there are budget-friendlier options for those who want to enjoy an international Fat Tuesday.Rio's not inexpensive these days. But there are budget-friendlier options for those who want to enjoy an international Fat Tuesday.


Carnival revelers twist, shout to Beatles in Rio

A dancer of Porto da Pedra samba school parades during Carnival celebrations Monday at the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.English speakers get their moment in the Carnival sun on Monday as a wild, Beatles-themed street party shakes it up, baby, with a samba swing to "Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da."


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