The Best Times to Travel to Machu Picchu

(The Points Guy) Tucked high into the Andes, in Peru’s Sacred Valley at 7,970 feet above sea level, the mysterious Inca citadel of Machu Picchu is an architecturally breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Site and absolute South America bucket-list must. Constructed around 1450, this vital religious, political and administrative center was abandoned some 130 years later when the Inca empire […]

Colombia’s Remote Chiribiquete National Park Is Opening to Tourists for the First Time This Month

(The Points Guy) This spring, Departures reported that Colombia’s largest, most biodiverse and most inaccessible national park would open to tourists for the first time this June: But only to those who admire the dramatic jungle landscape from the air.Covering 17,000 square miles formed by distinct biogeographical provinces whose landscapes include Amazon rainforest, sacred tepui tabletop mountains and savanna, Chiribiquete […]

New Extremes in Argentine Wine

(Fine Dining Lovers) Given that planting vineyards 1,200 metres above sea level is the norm, it’s fair to say that Argentina’s terroir harbours some of the world’s most elevated vineyards. But besides going Icarus-style ever closer to the sun, winemakers are pushing the limits in other ways too. Fine Dining Lovers met Matías Michelini, José Morales and Claudio Zucchino, who are […]

The Best Times to Visit Colombia

(The Points Guy) From tropical Amazon jungle to Caribbean beaches, the Andean Mountains and the world’s largest bird population (almost 2,000), it’s time you visited Colombia, the second-most biodiverse country on the planet after Brazil. Tucked into the northwest corner of South America, its warm and friendly people are more than ready for visitors after its […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Argentinian Patagonia

(The Points Guy) A vast and remote region in South America that 402,000 square miles across Argentina and Chile, Patagonia is naturally divided by the Andes, though most of it — about 90% — is Argentinian. Five provinces  (Neuquén, Río Negro, Chubut, Santa Cruz and Tierra del Fuego) make up Argentinian Patagonia, one of the […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Chilean Patagonia

(The Points Guy) A vast region spanning 402,000 square miles that’s shared between Argentina and Chile, Patagonia essentially constitutes the whole southern tip of South America and is naturally divided by the Andes, South America’s mountainous backbone. Sparsely populated, just 10% of this remote and wild corner of the world is Chilean. Three regions — Aysén, […]

Encuentro con Mauricio Couly

(AUREA) La conversación con Mauricio ‘Tony’ Couly Ventimiglia arranca con un piropo food porn que hace saltar el ritmo del corazón de esta fanática del queso: “Te vas a volver loca por el cheddar azul que estoy haciendo.” Todo indica que se viene una gran conversación apasionada. Cocinero por profesión, quesero por vocación, Tony nació […]