This will be a short entry, as I'm about to depart the city of Valdivia (whose colorful riverside fish and produce market is pictured here) for the southern Chilean town of Puerto Octay on Lago Llanquihue (pictured below, at sunset, with Volcán Osorno in the background). At the same time, I want to mention/promote the relaunched website of Moon Travel Guides, my main publisher, for whom I do guidebooks to Argentina, Buenos Aires, Chile, and Patagonia. Much more interactive than it has been, it now offers many more travel planning suggestions than in the past.
At the same time, it's featuring informative blogs by Moon authors/experts such as Josh Berman (Tranquilo Belize), Chris Baker (Cuba & Costa Rica Journal), and Al Argueta (Guat's Going On; Al succeeded me as author of Moon Handbooks Guatemala, ). I will also be participating in this through my Moon over South America, which will include some of the same entries as this blog, but will also include original work for the Moon site. This will be the place to learn the latest, and ask your questions, about travel in the Americas.