South America

From the humid jungles of the north to the dry landscapes of the south, this continent has it all. Whether you’re interested in the great outdoors, dining on world-class food, or chillin’ out on a beautiful beach, you will find it in South America. Brush up on your Spanish and Portuguese, pack your hiking boots and get ready for a wild ride.

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Ciudad Perdida, Colombia: The Ultimate Trekking Guide

The Ciudad Perdida (Lost City) is one of the most challenging and rewarding treks we’ve ever been on. And if you’re anything like us, you’ll have a lot of questions when it comes to planning your jungle trekking adventure. There are many things to think about in terms of which company to go with, what to pack, ...
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Captivating Cartagena – Too Touristy or Justifiably Popular?

“Cartagena is nice, but way too touristy.” This is what we kept hearing for the 5 weeks of travelling around Colombia before finally making our way to the seaside colonial town of Cartagena. Because we typically love off-track destinations, this not-so-flattering description had our hopes low for Colombia’s prized tourist town. Our flight landed at ...
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Costeño Beach Paradise – The Alternative Tayrona National Park Experience

After our long (and difficult) trek to the Lost City, we came down from the mountain and had our driver drop us off at Costeño Beach. This is where we planned to visit the famous Tayrona National Park, but we were doing things a little bit differently than most travellers who visit this part of Colombia. ...
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Visiting a Doctor Abroad: My Experience in Buenos Aires

Going to the hospital is scary. Whether you’re visiting the hospital in your home country, or abroad, the experience is always a bit nerve-wracking because you don’t know what the diagnosis is going to be. Not to mention, you’re surrounded by people hooked up to IV’s and being rolled through the hallways on gurneys. Then there’s ...
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10 Things to Know When Planning a Trip to Colombia

Colombia is a hot topic lately, for all the right reasons! The Lonely Planet has recently listed this South American country as a must-see for 2017; the recent peace agreement with the FARC (guerrilla group) is all over the news; and us Goats have been talking (raving) about our trip to Colombia non-stop. We spent ...
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The Lost City Trek – Hiking to Ciudad Perdida in Colombia

Don’t limit your challenges. Challenge your limits. – Jerry Dunn   “What do you mean we can’t use the bridge? The river is too dangerous to cross and we’re freezing!” There we were, 15 trekkers and our 2 guides arguing with a troll who was blocking the bridge. The rains were torrential, the thunder was deafening ...