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10 St. Patrick's Day alternatives to Dublin, Ireland

10 St. Patrick's Day alternatives to Dublin, Ireland While travelers often think of Dublin, Ireland, as the must-visit place for St. Patrick's Day, there are many other excellent destinations all over the world to celebrate the festivities. To help you decide where to spend March 17 this year, check out this list of ten...

Video: Buenos Aires' invisible amusement park

Perhaps director Fernando Livschitz and the gang at Black Sheep Films were hitting the mate a bit too hard when they conceptualized this trippy video, but the result is a whimsical thrill ride through Buenos Aires' historic sites, including the Presidential Palace (La Casa...

A story for tomorrow

I will do little to distract from the beauty of this piece filmed throughout South America but to say that this is maybe the best travel video I've seen in the last year. It's a combination of several things -- the narrative is rich and well timed, the landscapes are...

Gallery: A guide to South American cocktails

Gallery: A guide to South American cocktails Margaritas, Cuba libres, piña coladas and mojitos are drinks with Latin American origins that have become staples at bars across America. But what about the drinks being mixed up further south? Whether you want to know what to order up at the bar during your next...

10 luxury hostels from around the world

10 luxury hostels from around the world While many people think of hostels as run down hotels with cramped rooms and few amenities, there are many properties that can actually make you feel as if you're staying at a resort. For those who want comfort on a budget, here are 10 excellent luxury hostels from around...

Photo of the day: Ushuaia in spring

Photo of the day: Ushuaia in spring Ushuaia, Argentina is the end of the line. Situated near the tip of South America, Ushuaia is the main departure point for Antarctic cruises. Though technically not the world's southernmost settlement--that honor goes to the tiny town Puerto Williams, Chile--it is...

The graffiti art of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in photos

The graffiti art of Buenos Aires, Argentina, in photos Buenos Aires, Argentina, is well known for its booming arts scene. One way to experience the creative side of the city while also getting to enjoy the beautiful weather and outdoor scenery is through the myriad works of graffiti art that adorn the various neighborhoods. ...

The world's most ethical tourism destinations

The world's most ethical tourism destinations Each year, non-profit organization Ethical Traveler conducts a survey of the world's developing nations, analyzing their progress toward promoting human rights, preserving their environment, and developing a sustainable tourism industry. The study, run by Ethical Traveler's...

10 best national parks in South America

10 best national parks in South America In South America, there are myriad diverse landscapes, unique flora, and endemic fauna to experience. With so many destination options on the continent, however, it can sometimes be hard to decide exactly where to go. National parks can provide beautiful and educational...

10 Etsy shops from around the world

10 Etsy shops from around the world With all of the Etsy shops out there, how are you supposed to know which shops to peruse and potentially support? While it's a good thing to be supporting independent, local, self-made, all-natural, and/or struggling artists, it's a difficult thing to know where to start....

Adventure Vacation Guide 2012: Ushuaia, Argentina

Adventure Vacation Guide 2012: Ushuaia, Argentina Just a few miles out of Ushuaia you can stand at the end of the Panamerican Highway and imagine the long line that connects you to Alaska. Wild nature surrounds you, face one direction and you'll see sharp granite peaks. Turn the other direction and you'll see the...

Daily Secret offers insider intel for Istanbul, Athens, Shanghai and more

Daily Secret offers insider intel for Istanbul, Athens, Shanghai and more Last month, I went to a designer-clothing pop-up sale in the back of a restaurant, scored an invite to an exclusive party with Champagne and gourmet truffles, and got the manager's private phone number of a hot new nightlife spot. I'm not famous or especially well-connected,...

Photo of the day - Buenos Aires overpass

Photo of the day - Buenos Aires overpass This vibrant Buenos Aires overpass can't help but grab viewers' attention. Situated in the neighborhood of Recoleta, it looks as if it were inspired by a fancy silk scarf. (As an aside, why does super colorful public art crop up so infrequently in cities much grayer than...

New budget travel magazine debuts: Off Track Planet moves into print

New budget travel magazine debuts: Off Track Planet moves into print Off Track Planet, a Brooklyn-based online budget travel publication, takes its f-bomb dropping idiom into print today with the debut of an eponymous magazine. Off Track Planet, for the uninitiated, is geared toward the 18-30 set and is particularly focused on...

Photo of the Day: San Telmo antiques

Photo of the Day: San Telmo antiques Few things make me happier than flea market shopping in foreign cities. Perusing the gorgeous antiques, handcrafted jewelry, and other treasures at the weekly Feria de San Telmo in Buenos Aires, Argentina, was pretty close to a heavenly experience. This photo, from...

Photo of the day - Argentine salt carver

Photo of the day - Argentine salt carver It's not enough that this Argentine salt carver works in a blindingly white salt desert under richly blue skies. He also drives a blue car and wears a blue-and-white striped shirt. This striking image was snapped by Flickr user megansnedden at Las Salinas Grandes, a salt...

Bound South: 3 brothers cycle from Alaska to Argentina to raise money for charity

Bound South: 3 brothers cycle from Alaska to Argentina to raise money for charity Every once in awhile, I read something really inspirational that makes me see the real potential of society. After learning about the Berg brother's bike ride from Anchorage, Alaska, to Patagonia in Argentina, to raise money to build a house for the Lake Agassiz Chapter of...

10 best wine hotels around the world

10 best wine hotels around the world What's better when you're on vacation than a day at the vineyards? How about wineries that let you stay the night, as well? No more worrying about drinking and driving or figuring out transportation as these ten wine hotels offer guests vino tastings as well as a comfortable...

Holiday gifts for food (and drink)-loving travelers

Holiday gifts for food (and drink)-loving travelers Holiday shopping is easy if the people on your list like to eat and/or imbibe. If they're into travel--be it armchair or the real deal--the options are endless This year, think beyond the predictable bottle of wine or pricey "artisan" cookies and give reusable, portable,...

New Seven Wonders of Natural World revealed amidst controversy

New Seven Wonders of Natural World revealed amidst controversy After four years of hype and fanfare, the new seven wonders of the natural world were unveiled last Friday, honoring some of the most amazing landscapes on the planet. But as the competition drew to a close, dark clouds of controversy formed, casting a shadow over the entire...

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