When it comes to Argentina, Andrea has the answers. While stylish Buenos Aires is her home base, she’s trekked through Patagonia, ridden with gauchos, sipped wine in Mendoza… and everything in between.
Since moving to Santiago eight years ago, Eileen has sat with huasos at a rodeo in Futaleúfu, eaten chancho en piedra near the river in Talca and bought olives in Punta de Choros. As a travel writer, she dispenses advice for a living, so feel free to ask a question!
Favorite beach town: Pichilemu
Best hiking near Santiago: Parque Mahuida, or Aguas de San Ramón
Favorite spot for lunch in the Vega Chica: Tía Ruth’s
Best place to buy souvenirs in Santiago: Pueblo Los Dominicos
A Lima native, Karina eats Peruvian adventure for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A travel guide in the Amazon and elsewhere, she loves helping people discover and appreciate what makes Peru, Peru.
Favorite Amazonian flower: lobster claw (heliconia rostrata)
Favorite type of ceviche: sea urchin
Favorite place to surf: Los Organos
Co-author of Lonely Planet’s Brazil guide and coordinating author of the Brazil section of South America on a Shoestring guide, Kevin has–not surprisingly–traveled extensively across Brazil. He learned to dive in Fernando de Noronha, sought after the perfect moqueca from Espírito Santo to Bahia and swam with pink dolphins in the Amazon.
Favorite São Paulo Restaurant: Maní
Favorite Beach: Praia do Sancho, Fernando de Noronha
Favorite Bar Snack: Coxinhas at Bar Veloso, São Paulo
Favorite Ecotourism Destination: Bonito, Mato Grosso do Sul
Lance Andrew Brashear
Having lived in Quito since 2003, Lance knows Ecuador inside and out, from the jungle to the coast to the Galapagos. When he’s not out there exploring, he’s relishing the joy of being a husband and dad.
Favorite place to get lost: Quito historical district
Favorite museum: City Museum in old town
Favorite Galapagos animal: Blue-footed boobie
Hi Barb. I assume you are referring to 2013 Campeonato Carioca final? It will be held at Estádio Raulino de Oliveira in Volta Redondo, which is about 125km inland from the city of Rio.
Hi Nora! Though there has been a lot of talk in recent years about dropping visa regulations for Americans visiting Brazil and vice-versa (mainly due to the extremely high-volume of Brazilians visiting – and spending loads of money in – the United States), citizens of the USA (as well as Australia and Canada, among others) do require a visa to enter Brazil. Tourist visas are valid for arrival in Brazil within 90 days of issue and then up to a 90-day stay and the visa for Americans is usually valid for 10 years. While most nationalities that do require a visa to enter Brazil pay between $20 and $65, Americans get hit the hardest: A painful $160 reciprocal bill. It takes between 5 and 10 days for visas to be processed (no exceptions!) and you’ll need to apply at the Brazilian consulate whose US state jurisdiction you fall within (you’ll find a handy list here). Enjoy Brazil, Nora!