9 tips for backpacking South America

From the tropical beaches of the Caribbean to the windswept archipelago of Tierra del Fuego, backpacking South America guarantees a treasure trove of adventures

An exodus at US's backyard

This exodus involves people who have fled the threat of death in Central America and arrived, traumatized and defenseless, at the American border.

Crossing the Pacific on tree trunks

What do you need to cross the ocean on a wooden raft? - This is a story about survival, science and exploration. But it is also one about a struggle against the odds, just as it was on the first voyage back in 1947.