South America : Article
Steve McKenna From Copacabana and Ipanema to Carnival and Christ the Redeemer, this is the best on offer in Brazil.
Ute Junker Ute Junker tackles the ultimate off-season adventure walk: winter in Patagonia.
Margaret Turton immerses herself in the surreal and beautiful moonscape of the lofty Atacama region.
Ending her night with a tango, Kay O'Sullivan gets a taste of Latin life in a family's home.
To a tranquil soundtrack of Andean pipes, Steve McKenna goes souvenir shopping in Otavalo.
Anthony Dennis Stunning scenery makes a helicopter tour of the country's wineries a vintage experience for Anthony Dennis.
Literary pilgrim Stephen Phelan has explored an author's home or two. From Tolstoy to the Brontes, he shares his favourites.
By building lodges and putting its beasts of burden back to work, a village is back from the brink, writes Lance Richardson.
Ben Stubbs finds Welsh tradition where you'd least expect it — on the plains of Patagonia.
No matter how widely you travel, there are some secret spots you'll never get to visit. Here are 10 of them.
Pool tragic Brian Johnston has dipped into some of the world's sexiest hotel pools. Don your swimmers, grab your designer sunnies and dive in.
Catherine Marshall takes the easy road to the ruins of Machu Picchu.
Steve McKenna singles out Zipaquira cathedral - an extraordinary underground church chiselled into a saltmine - as one of the top drawcards of the Colombian capital.
Savour every centimetre of that shoestring with these budget-friendly boltholes, perfect for an economic downturn-busting break.
With a street life as colourful as its famous architecture, Buenos Aires rewards the adventurous spirit, writes Isobel King.
Lance Richardson surveys the Nazca Desert's geoglyphs.
Ute Junker An indulgent Ute Junker soaks up the easy way to gain an Andean natural high.
Chris Pritchard Ask people to name the driest place on the planet and they'll likely say Africa's Sahara or the rolling dunes of Arabia. But they'll be wrong.
Dugald Jellie flirted with Cotopaxi long ago; now he's back to finish his business with the world's highest active volcano.
Steve McKenna From cathedrals and museums to seaside escapes, this is the best on offer in Sao Paulo, Brazil.