The beach at Spratt Bight. Photo © Andrew Dier.

Sight-Seeing on San Andrés

Spratt Bight Pathway For many, their first stop in San Andrés after checking in to their hotel is the Spratt Bight Pathway (Centro). This pedestrian walkway is the liveliest stretch on the island, lined with restaurants, hotels, and souvenir shops on one side. On the ocean side of the pathway is the island’s most popular […]

Rio Aluminé flows past rocky hillsides covered with pine trees.

Visit Junín de los Andes in Northern Patagonia

Styling itself Neuquén’s “trout capital,” Junín also provides the best access to the central sector of Parque Nacional Lanín, which takes its name from the symmetrical cone along the Chilean border. Here are the sights to see and things to do–heavy on sports and recreation–and trip planning tips.

Hotel Antumalal, Pucón, Chile.

Hotels, Hostels and More in Pucón, Chile

Pucón, Chile’s prime adventure travel destination, has abundant budget accommodations–the best values are just a bit more expensive. You won’t find ultimate luxury accommodations here, but you will find comfortable and stylish rooms with plentiful amenities and no shortage of charm.

Hikers pause on a small ridge overlooking Cali in Colombia.

Hike Cali’s El Cerro de las Tres Cruces, Colombia

A weekend ritual for many Caleños is to hike up El Cerro de las Tres Cruces. Before you take the hike yourself, read up on the site’s history, its role in day-to-day local life, and tips on preparing for and undertaking the hike.

An instructor gives a diving lesson in San Andrés. Photo © Andrew Dier.

San Andrés Snorkeling and Diving

San Andrés is surrounded by a well-preserved coral reef teeming with marine life that makes it a diver’s and snorkeler’s paradise. Here’s a roundup of the most popular sites, recommended dive operators, and a quick overview of what to expect.

Green trees surround a bridge leading in to Bucaramanga, Colombia.

Sights in Bucaramanga, Colombia

Bucaramanga is a busy and growing city with a young and vibrant population and an agreeable climate where the flowers are always in bloom. Here are its most popular, engaging and interesting sights–mostly all contained within the very walkable city center–as well as tips for finding your way around

A vendor sells fresh fish at the Mercado de Bazurto. Photo © Andrew Dier.

Unique and Casual Shopping in Cartagena

Shopping in Cartagena runs the gamut from a familiar modern mall setting to sprawling marketplaces, making it easy to find everyday essentials or more unique purchases and experiences. Here’s your quick and concise shopping guide to Cartagena.