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The Best Greens in South America

Saturday May 31, 2014

Some of the world's best golfers have origins in South America, with several players on the PGA Tour boasting South American heritage. One of the attractions of South America that is often overlooked is the excellent range of golf courses that is on offer on the continent, ranging from modern courses designed by some of the best modern course designers, through to historic golf clubs that have been making the most of the local terrain for decades.

Read more on where to play golf in South America.

Where to Snowboard in Chile

Saturday May 31, 2014

With the Andes running down much of the Chilean interior, there are plenty of places in the high mountains where visitors can go to enjoy excellent snowboarding. Ranging from fun pipes and terrain parks to steep slopes where it is possible to carry plenty of speed, and with slopes suitable for beginners and intermediate snowboarders as well as experts, there is plenty of choice available too.

Read more on where to snowboard in Chile.

Things to Do in Rio When You Hate Soccer

Saturday May 31, 2014

Rio is a city that can often seem to be completely obsessed with soccer, and in many ways, that observation is an accurate look at the attitudes of many people living in the city. However, to dismiss Rio as a city that is all about soccer and nothing else is a great mistake, and with its reputation as a city that likes to party, it is a popular destination for all kinds of other reasons.

For those who want to get a taste of Brazil, but aren't into soccer, then here are a few things to do in Rio.

Best Places to Ski in South America

Saturday May 31, 2014

With the Andes mountains running down much of South America, it is no surprise to see that South America is home to several great ski resorts, which are to be found in Chile and Argentina. Bolivia was once home to a ski resort at Chacaltaya, but whether it is due to global warming or other factors, there is no longer enough snow present on a regular basis to recommend it as a skiing destination.

However, there is plenty of powder to be enjoyed in Chile and Argentina, and here are some of the best places to go skiing in South America.

Sit in the Sun on the Beach Beaches in Argentina

Saturday May 31, 2014

Argentina is a country that isn't generally known for its beaches, but while it may not have the palm tree lined golden expanses of the Caribbean, it does have some very nice places to visit along the 3,100 mile length of its South Atlantic coastline.

From busy coastal towns which draw visitors from Buenos Aires to quiet and beautiful beaches further south, exploring Argentina's beaches will reveal some beautiful hidden gems and some remarkable sights. Discover the best beaches in Argentina.

6 Mountains to Climb in South America

Saturday May 31, 2014

South America's terrain is some of the most spectacular in the world, and when it comes to mountains, there is certainly no shortage of beautiful places to climb. Whether you are looking for an impressive hike to an attractive viewpoint, or are an experienced climber looking for some really challenging climbing, there are plenty of options to choose from.

The Andes is probably the most famous mountain range in South America running down much of the continent, and here are six suggestions for those looking for inspiration. Read more about where to hike in South America.

How to Stay Safe in South America

Saturday May 31, 2014
The beautiful and varied terrain of South America is among the many reasons that people enjoy visiting different parts of the continent, and while most trips do go without a hitch, some people can encounter difficulties. Like all continents, there are a variety of problems that people can encounter, from travel and customs difficulties through to simple issues such as losing a wallet or purse. By planning ahead and taking steps before departing on your trip to South America, it is possible to be much more likely to enjoy a hassle free and exciting vacation. Read more.

Stay in the Best Hostels in Peru

Saturday May 31, 2014
Peru is a country that has an awful lot to offer the tourist and backpacker, and whether you are visiting the country for the Inca sites of Machu Picchu and Sacsayhuaman, or to enjoy the scenery and the beaches, it is a great place for backpackers. Along with the spectacular surroundings, Peru also has a great range of hostels for people to choose from, going from relaxing and welcoming hostels in idyllic locations through to party hostels where you will be guaranteed a good night, if not a good night's sleep! Read more

Discover Venezuela's Caribbean Coast - Coche Island

Saturday April 26, 2014
Lying off the Caribbean coast of Venezuela, Coche Island may not be quite as well known as its more popular neighbor Margarita Island, but it is one that offers a peaceful and interesting destination. Like most islands in the Caribbean, Coche has a series of excellent beaches with golden sands, while parts of the island are well known for being excellent for kitesurfing and windsurfing. The island is only eleven kilometers in length at its longest point, so there is certainly no need for a car, and most people will either get around on foot or by bicycle. Read more.

Argentina's Costal Town of Pinamar

Saturday April 26, 2014
This coastal town is very popular among the middle and upper classes of Buenos Aires who flock to the area during the holidays, and although it is generally an Argentine destination, it has plenty of attractions for the modern international traveler. As the name suggests, the town is surrounded by a significant amount of pine forests, but it is the coast that really draws visitors to this particular corner of Argentina. There are several small coastal towns in this area which is known as the 'Green Coast', but even during the peak months the long stretches of sand have enough space for those willing to walk to find their spot. Read more
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