Globe Guide

IN PHOTOS: Ecuador

The South American country of Ecuador boats stunning, diverse landscapes, which include lush rainforests, volcanoes, beaches and cloud forests.

IN PHOTOS: Colombia

Colombia has a tumultuous past that it’s still trying to recover from, but the country has made great strides and is now a safe place for travellers in most regions. Those who make the trek are rewarded with stunning Caribbean beaches, historic architecture and incredible scenery.

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Why South America is perfect for backpackers

During a trip to South America I was shocked by the sheer number of travellers who were ‘roughing it’, and quickly came to realize that perhaps the continent is somewhat of a Mecca for budget tourists. Here are five reasons why it’s a fantastic—and popular—option for backpackers.

Venice, Italy: Top 3 things to do

Sleek gondolas, grand St. Mark’s Square and those famous canals are just some of the highlights of a trip to Venice, Italy. Only have one day there? Make sure you do the following three things.

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What to do in Lima, Peru

Lima is a bustling city with a constant chorus of beeping horns. Fortunately, refuge comes easy thanks to the beautiful coastline. Here are some highlights.

The boardwalk in Copacabana, Bolivia.

Why I didn’t like Copacabana, Bolivia

Copacabana is the gateway to Isla del Sol, serving as a launching off point for the boats that shuttle tourists back and forth. When I began looking into Copa, I thought it sounded like a fun beach town. Well, there is a beach. But that’s about it.

How to avoid getting robbed while travelling

There are a number of easy precautions you can take before you even head to the airport, that will greatly increase your chances of having a hassle-free trip—and coming home with all your belongings.