Central & South America

  • 1 The sky's the limit with stunning cityscapes
    Whether the Empire State building, Jumeirah Emirates Towers or Sydney Opera House, the iconic landmarks dotted across the globe are synonymous with the world's most epic skylines around. Get lost in...

  • 2 The best Halloween celebrations from around the world
    From solemn remembrance and religious ceremonies to a child’s trick or treating in scary costumes – the Halloween phenomenon encompasses a whirl-wind of different customs celebrated across...

  • 3 Patagonia: Some of the most mesmerising landscapes on earth
    The unspoiled, unfamiliar and foreign lands of Patagonia boast some of the most dramatic and mesmerising landscapes on earth. Located on the southern tip of the South American continent between the towering...

  • 4 Cabo San Lucas, Mexico's star attraction
    When Hollywood A-listers want a getaway, they'll often head to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico's star attraction. Justin Timberlake recently took his bachelor party here – he and around 20 male friends were...

  • 5 Angel Falls: Venezuela's little known natural wonder
    The jaw-dropping Angel Falls are nestled deep in an expanse of Venezuelan natural beauty, the Canaima National Park. Soaring at a height of nearly 1000 metres, Angel Falls are the world's...

  • 6 Escape to paradise – in affordable luxury
    Many of us dream of travelling as far afield as Zanzibar in Tanzania, or the Yucatan in Mexico, but are held back by the sheer expense. Well now it's possible to experience amazing travel adventures...

  • 7 The world's most iconic places to photograph
    Certain places are a must to capture through the lense: when in Rome, the obvious choice is the Colosseum and when in Paris, the Eiffel Tower. But far from these popular destinations lie...

  • 8 Take the plunge into Mexico's underwater museum
    It's not just flurries of brightly coloured fish that you'll spot whilst swimming the warm, turquoise waters off the coast of Cancun. Just a short kick of the flippers away from Mexico's famous...

  • 9 Uncorked: Wonderful wines of Chile and Argentina
    Two of the leading 'New World' wine producers, Chile and Argentina, may be separated by the soaring Andes, but they are united in their production of exceptional wines. Despite the long Latin American...

  • 10 Iguazu Falls, a paradise on earth
    As the widest series of waterfalls in the world, Iguazu Falls is one of the seven natural wonders. It offers one of the most awe-inspiring sights in nature, its widest fall stretching out across more than...

  • 11 Houses to take your breath away
    The German publishing house Taschen specialise in lavish, but affordable original editions with exceptional photos on a range of topics particularly design, architecture and lifestyle. This time, with...

  • 12 Dive into the world's best scuba sites
    Azores The waters around this remote Portuguese archipelago way out in the Atlantic Ocean are home to an amazing underwater world. The nine small volcanic islands of the Azores are surrounded by waters...

  • 13 Riviera Maya: a tropical escape into history
    Imagine a Caribbean beach paradise, just south of the Tropic of Cancer where the clear sea is perfect for swimming, snorkelling, scuba diving, jet ski... Imagine a flat land carpeted with low tropical...

  • 14 (Almost) at the end of the world
    For many centuries Patagonia was the limit of the known world. A mythical land, distant and strange, inhabited by giant beings of unknown and unfamiliar customs and habits. The name Patagonia comes from...

  • 15 On the scent of fine coffee in Colombia
    The coffee landscape of Colombia lies in the foothills of the Cordillera de los Andes where, for centuries, coffee has been cultivated in small plots in the high forest and harvested by hand. Last year...

  • 16 Samba fantasy - carnival in Rio
    Rio de Janeiro may not be capital of Brazil, but it's certainly the international capital of carnival, known around the planet for its beauty, its vivacity and its unmistakable sense of rhythm. The well-earned...

  • 17 Cartagena de Indias: a location for love
    Just go through the wall under the clock tower and cross the Plaza de los Coches to reach the Portal de los Dulces. Here, in the shade of the arches is a line of little stalls offering up a sweet treasure...

  • 18 The world's best toy shops
    Hamleys, London Established in 1760, the seven-storey toy shop on Regents Street is a treat for any family shopping day in the capital. Rocking horses, dolls and other traditional toys, educational toys,...

  • 19 Flying south for winter
    Usually a Monarch butterfly lives for just four or five short weeks. But by some miracle of nature, the last generation of the summer may survive for as long as seven months, allowing them to fly south...

  • 20 And the word is 'wonderful'!
    On-line, by phone and by text messages, thousands of people around the world have been involved in voting in this initiative launched by the New7Wonders Foundation. Chosen from a short list of twenty-eight,...



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