Jungle Lodges in the Amazon

One of the best ways to get to a sense of the rain forest is to actually stay in its midst. Whether across the river from Manaus or hundreds of kilometers away, there are plenty of unforgettable eco-options to choose from.

Moon Brazil

Journalist Michael Sommers guides travelers to the best that Brazil has to offer, from surfing, hang gliding, and enjoying the sizzling nightlife in Rio to venturing into the Amazon to witness the Meeting of the Waters, where the Rio Negro and Rio Solimões join to form the world’s mightiest river: the Amazon. Sommers also includes […]

Brazil’s B-movie-worthy Exploding Zombie Ants

In the 1950s and early ‘60s, the Brazilian Amazon was a favorite setting for many Hollywood B movies. The vast primeval rainforest proved to be an extremely fertile tabula rasa onto which the loopiest cinematic imaginings could be projected.

Moon Peru

Former Peru residents Ross Wehner and Renée Del Gaudio offer an insider’s view of Peru, from exploring the churches and artisan neighborhoods of Cusco to avoiding the crowds at Machu Picchu and picnicking on the wilderness beach of Reserva Nacional Paracas. The husband-and-wife team also include unique trip ideas like Getting off the Gringo Trail, […]

Life Imitates Art: “Avatar” and The Amazon

Many viewers – particularly in Brazil – were quick to note the parallels between Avatar’s tale of an Edenic planet’s indigenous inhabitants struggling against the greed and corruption of an “advanced civilization”, and the very real encroachment of greedy developers upon the rich yet fragile Amazon ecosystem.

The 21-Day Best of Peru

This 21-day tour brings together most of the main travel routes throughout Peru, with options for travelers to customize to fit their interests. The odyssey unfolds chronologically among Peru’s ancient ruins and colonial cities, with a dab of Amazon and a dash through the desert for balance.