If you had asked me where the world’s largest swimming pool is, I’d have guessed Dubai or Las Vegas. And I’d have been wrong. The world’s largest swimming pool is in Algarrobo, Chile, at the San Alfonso del Mar resort, which opened in December 2006. In the photo above, you can see just a portion of […]
I did some awesome traveling this year, but I wish I could have done even more — and visited all of the places that I featured on this blog. I'm lucky to have so many people willing to report about their trips so I can maximize the amount of destinations covered on Travelogged, but the […]
(photos by Rebecca Webber) Colombia isn’t on most American travelers’ short lists. But its Caribbean city of Cartagena, whose well-preserved port is a UNESCO site and firmly on the cruise-ship circuit, is becoming more and more popular — especially with a direct flight from Fort Lauderdale on Spirit Air. At the end of May, Rebecca […]
Let’s face it: Machu Picchu is the main reason why most people visit Peru. But Amanda Lobell and Neil Roach managed to fit in a full day of sightseeing before they even boarded the train at Ollantaytambo to get to Machu Picchu. At 6 AM in the morning, they checked out of their hotel and […]
Lake Titicaca turned out to be one of the highlights of Amanda Lobell and Neil Roach’s trip to Peru. But they weren’t expecting it to be since when they arrived in Puno from Arequipa (where they had gone following Paracas and Nasca), they were greeted by pouring rain and informed that it was likely to […]
When people think of Peru, they don’t usually think of sea lions and penguins. But when Amanda Lobell and Neil Roach took a trip to Peru at the end of December, they made Pisco their first stop after they landed in Lima. They found Pisco to be rundown (because of the earthquake in 2007) but […]
In another four-minute video (his last one was of Rio), Ivan takes us to Belo Horizonte, Brazil’s third largest city and home to the original Fogo de Chao restaurant. Ivan also visits the city’s largest market (live chickens, anyone?) and some botecos, which are lively outdoor bars unique to BH.
Here's a quick and easy way to visit Rio de Janeiro: watch Ivan's four-minute video. Ivan takes you to dine at an authentic restaurant behind the fish market, on a harrowing motorcycle-taxi ride through the neighborhood of Rocinha and all the way up the mountain to the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer.
(photos by Neil Roach) The astonishing diversity of sights to see in Peru — Incan ruins, Spanish colonial cities, coastal desert, snow-capped mountains, the Amazonian rain forest and more — makes it a perfect destination for those who seek an action-packed vacation. Amanda Lobell and Neil Roach, who just returned from an incredible two-week trip […]