Jetsetting Escapes in South America

"Capturing the Soul of Celebration: New Year's in Rio

Each year, as the Californian winter begins to bite, my thoughts inevitably turn to the warmth of my birthplace, Rio de Janeiro. There was a magnetic pull to this city of sun, sand, and soul, especially during New Year's celebrations. As a photographer, Rio has always felt like it had a cultural kaleidoscope with vibrant energy.

Jaw-Dropping Images From a Desolate Mountain Trek in Peru

A trek up the magnificent mountains of Peru is a life-changing experience. I set out to trek a lesser-known route to Machu Picchu as well as its remote surrounding regions. Due to its intense difficulty, the 35-mile expedition along the Ancascocha route is not well-known — meaning you may find yourself alone there.