South America

July 22, 2015
Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu in Photos

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu in Photos The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu easily ranks up there with the best travel experiences and treks of my […]
July 16, 2015
Traveling Peru with Peru Hop

Traveling Peru with Peru Hop

The basic concept of Peru Hop Peru Hop is a hop-on hop-off bus system that makes traveling in Peru convenient, safe, and fun. There are a […]
July 3, 2015
Peru via Instagram

Peru via Instagram

Peru is probably the most popular destination in South America. The main draw is obviously Machu Picchu, but the country is the complete tourism package. It […]
June 28, 2015
trekking colca canyon

Trekking Colca Canyon

Depending on how it’s measured, Colca Canyon is said to be the world’s second deepest canyon–twice as deep as Arizona’s Grand Canyon. We trekked all the […]
September 10, 2014
14 Reasons You should Travel to Colombia with Us

14 Reasons You should Travel to Colombia with Us

  14 Reasons you should Travel to Colombia with Us   Have better experiences Our tours are all about having better travel experiences. We don’t cart […]
December 28, 2010
coffee farm tour solento colombia

Sipping Coffee at the Source: La Zona Cafetera, Colombia

Don Elias’ nephew, Jose, looks to be about twenty. He’s short. He has curly black hair and wears a cutoff tee-shirt, worn jeans, and black rubber […]
December 18, 2010
solento quindio colombia

Salento, Colombia: The Quintessential Backpacker Village

Salento is not the type of place where you’re going to be the only Gringo in town. Don’t try and fool yourself, it is a touristy […]
December 8, 2010

Botero in the Museo de Antioquia in Medellin

Botero back by Popular demand This second round of Botero on Bohemian Traveler (see the first round of Botero sculptures) features his works, mostly paintings, which […]
December 3, 2010

Colombian Colonial Towns: Villa de Leiva

By Stephen Bugno My love of Colombian colonial towns continues. After Barichara and Guane, I took the bus to Villa de Leiva (also spelled Leyva). Villa […]
November 30, 2010

Colombian Colonial Towns: Barichara and Guane

  Barichara has been called the most beautiful town in Colombia, and it’s really hard to argue that claim. It is gorgeous. Beautiful wide flat stone […]
November 22, 2010

Adventure Sports in San Gil, Colombia

By Stephen Bugno I had intended on blowing right past Sal Gil on my way to some colonial villages to the north of Bogota. But I’m […]
November 21, 2010

Photo from the Road: Fruit Vendor at the Market, Colombia

I snapped this photo at the market in San Gil, Colombia. San Gil has recently emerged as the adventure sports hub of Colombia, but it is […]
November 18, 2010

Colombian Colonial Towns: Giron

By Stephen Bugno I’m sitting on the balcony of my small hotel room in Giron and it’s raining again. It’s rained almost every day I’ve been […]
November 7, 2010

Seeing Dinosaurs in Tayrona National Park, Colombia

By Stephen Bugno Tayrona National Park, Colombia. The guidebooks hype this place as what we should expect from a tropical paradise: “Thick jungle teeming with wildlife […]
November 5, 2010

Is this art?

I found this stencil graffiti just outside of Cartegena University. The graffiti artist poses an interesting question. Is the graffiti around this stencil art or not? […]
October 31, 2010

Cartagena: Living up to Expectations or Not?

By Stephen Bugno When a city has the reputation that Cartagena has, it takes a few days to absorb the city to see if it lives […]
October 29, 2010

Cartagena Street Vendor

After walking all around the old city for a few hours, I stopped for some grilled chorizo that this guy was cooking up. Colombia is a good […]
October 27, 2010

The Wheels on the Colombian bus go…

By Stephen Bugno I’m going to dedicate this post solely to Colombian bus rides, focusing on one ride in particular. How does an 80 km (50 […]
October 27, 2010

Photo from the Road: Medellin Knife Drop

One weapon less is many more lives. One technique Medellin, Colombia has implemented to improve safety was by installing this large bin to get knives off […]
October 25, 2010

Fernando Botero Sculptures in Medellin

After Pablo Escobar, Medellin, Colombia’s most famous son is Fernando Botero. He is perhaps South America’s most beloved artist. You might recognize his art as those […]
October 12, 2010

Arrival in Colombia, First Stop Medellin

By Stephen Bugno I have come to Colombia for two reasons. Noel, a good friend of mine lives in Medellin and after lingering for almost a […]
October 11, 2010

Yes, Mother, I’m Going to Colombia

By Stephen Bugno Colombia is in the news again as The Expeditioner has out. And for good reasons, the Financial Times and the New York Times […]