Dancers in red and white costumes getting ready for Carnaval in Barranquilla.

Music and Dance Festivals in Colombia

From the parks of Bogotá, ciudad de la música, to the great plains of the Llanos in the east, Colombia is a country where music and dance flourishes. There are plenty of festivals where travelers can see the best dancers, pick up a few moves, and get their groove on.

Three travelers trekking in the Andes along the Salcantay route to Machu Pichhu.

A Beginners’ Guide to Trekking Peru

Peru is one of the world’s top trekking destinations, and the Inca Trail is Peru’s number one trek. Here’s how to get started planning, the best times to go, and other practicalities.

The terraced structure of Machu Picchu seems dwarfed by the mountains around it.

Trekking to Machu Picchu

Most travelers to Peru think there is just one option for trekking to Machu Picchu—the four-day Inca Trail hike. The truth is there are at least four ways to hike to the Inca citadel.

Moon Spotlight Lima

Moon Spotlight Lima is a 60-page compact guide covering the best of Lima, including the Catedral, Casa de Aliaga, Museo Larco, and Barranco. Resident Ryan Dubé offers his firsthand advice on must-see attractions and activities, and sightseeing highlight maps make planning your time easy. This lightweight guide is packed with recommendations on sights, entertainment, shopping, […]

Moon Colombia

This full-color guide to Colombia includes vibrant photos and helpful planning maps. Longtime resident Andrew Dier shows travelers the way to the best of Colombia—whether it’s dancing and dining in Bogotá or hiking to the Ciudad Perdida. Along with his in-depth coverage, Dier includes unique trip ideas, including Most of the Coast and Jungle Exploration. […]

In this mural, Brazilian star Neymar stands victorious, while Argentina’s leading light, Lionel Messi, cries into his shirt on the left.

Watching the World Cup with the Brazilians

As we approach the latter stages of the tournament, EatRio.net blogger Tom Le Mesurier shares an inside look at what it’s like in Brazil right now. Check out his phenomenal photos of the decorations, the celebrations, and the general excitement that is the 2014 World Cup.