“Travel, for me, is a little bit like being in love, because suddenly all your senses are at the setting marked “on.” Suddenly you’re alert to the secret patterns of the world.”
– Pico Yver
Explore what awaits you in Central and South America. Central America has a rich cultural heritage that is defined by the seven countries that sit within its borders: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua and Panama. The swamp land that divides the Pan-American Highway between Panama and Colombia identifies the border for South America—a country with a rich biodiversity and natural heritage that includes Venezuela’s Angel Falls, the world’s highest waterfall; the largest river, the Amazon River; the largest rainforest, the Amazon Rainforest; the longest mountain range, the Andes; the highest single drop waterfall on Guyana, the Kaieteur Falls; and the driest non-polar place on earth, the Atacama Desert.
The Central and South America region is home to the most dynamic cities in the world like Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Santiago, Buenos Aires, and Caracas. The South America region offers so much to explore like the glacier laden mountains, the greatest rivers in the world, jungles, beaches, and an unimaginable amount of wildlife. In the Central America also, the travelers can make a huge list of things to see and do – villages, inland lakes, volcanoes, ocean side beaches, mountains, coffee plantations, and all kinds of wildlife. A whole new adventure awaits you in the Central and South America region.
Do you love to fish? If so, we’ve discovered a new fishing hotspot that has been under the radar for years…the country of Brazil has been a hidden and treasured angling mecca for those fishermen Read moreCentral and South America Adventure Food & Drink
Actress/singer Gloria Loring. Fans of the daytime drama “Days of Our Lives” (DOOL) will enjoy another one of our conversations with actress, singer and author Gloria Loring who played Liz Chandler for seven years on the soap opera. Gloria spends some time today talking about her spiritual autobiography “Coincidence is … Read more Read moreCentral and South America Cruising Insights Literature & Music Sustainability
On the way to the headwaters of the Bio-Bio River in Chile, where we hoped to make the first descent, we stopped at a Mapuche Indian farm house and asked if we might camp in an untilled field. Yes, Yaco, the owner, replied, but only if we joined for dinner. … Read more Read moreCentral and South America Food & Drink
The famous Nazca Lines in Peru remain a mystery. The geometric designs date back to 200BC and today draw the attention of tourists and archaeological enthusiasts. However, drastic weather changes as well as increasing visitor presence are threatening the lines. Read moreCentral and South America Landscape Preservation
As preparations are under way for the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games Rio de Janeiro gets ready to receive a number of tourists counted by the millions. A wide range of hotels are getting ready to open in non-mainstream areas such as the now pacified favelas … Read more Read moreCentral and South America Experiences
Lynn Glaze Author and former school teacher Lynn Glaze joins this special children’s book club to discuss her book: Samuel Sails Round the Horn. A tale of an ancestor that provides a realistic glimpse into daily life in 1850 and embraces the importance of traveling to adopt a worldly view. We’re joined … Read more Read moreCentral and South America Literature & Music
If you visit Isla de los Micos (Monkeys Island) in the Amazon and you have a banana in hand, prepare to be mobbed by a band of squirrel monkeys who are seeking a midday snack. Note: they also like shiny things and one guy tried to make off with my … Read more Read moreCentral and South America Off the Beaten Path Social Responsibility
On our first day in the Amazon (south of Leticia, Colombia), we explored some of our majestic surroundings in small wooden canoes. We were told that there were many eyes watching us even when we couldn’t see them. Read moreCentral and South America Adventure Off the Beaten Path
This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel’n On and before rebranding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS. This is a continuation of our conversation with author and explorer Col. John Blashford Snell who will talk about his upcoming expedition to Bolivia and his work with … Read more Read moreCentral and South America Adventure
This broadcast is a favorite legacy show that we produced under our old name Travel’n On and before rebranding as WORLD FOOTPRINTS. Join Tonya and Ian as they take you on an exciting adventure with author and explorer Col. John Blashford Snell who will talk about his upcoming expedition to … Read more Read moreCentral and South America Adventure Social Responsibility