Ilha Grande and Ilha Gipóia in Brazil’s Angra Bay

The largest of the many beautiful islands in the Bay of Angra, Ilha Grande boasts more than 100 pristine white-sand beaches. The second largest island, Ilha Gipóia is also the most visited, blessed with its own beaches, the surrounding waters are ideal for snorkeling and diving.

Ilha de Marajó in Para, Brazil

This Switzerland-size island, some 90km northwest of Belém, boasts deserted beaches and mangrove swamps teeming with exotic cranes, herons, ibises, and thousands and thousands of water buffalo.

Discover Idaho with James P. Kelly

James P. Kelly chats about the Trailing of the Sheep Festival, the best spots for skiing, his favorite restaurant in Boise (it’s actually a cocktail lounge), and more.

Ecuador’s Top Five Wildlife Wonders

Ecuador is about the same size as Colorado, but its terrain varies from pacific beaches to 5000-meter-high peaks and tropical rainforest. Such diversity contains an astonishing array of creatures; here are the top five destinations for wildlife watching.

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.

Yasuní National Park in the Oriente

Yasuní National Park is one of Ecuador’s last great wildernesses and the country’s largest mainland national park. Untouched by the last ice age, this park is one of the world’s most biodiverse areas, home to 500 species of birds and more than 60 percent of Ecuador’s mammals.