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South America

From trekking to Machu Picchu to diving with sea turtles in the Gálapagos Islands, South America is home to endless adventure.




  • 5 Reasons to Add Patagonia to Your Bucket List Magellanic penguin at sunrise at Punta Tombo ArgentinaIn Patagonia, the imagination runs as wild as the wildlife. You probably didn’t need another reason to experience the endless diversity of its landscapes, but here are our top five to make sure this destination makes it onto your bucket list.



    • Trekking Machu Picchu as a Senior The reward: an amazing view of an ancient Incan city. Photo © Joanne Ostrow.Baby boomer Joanne Ostrow relates her experience, tips, and advice for checking off the infamous bucket-list trek to Machu Picchu as a senior.