Articles By: Erin G

Former financial journalist, newly minted travel addict. Lifelong obsessions include food, booze, writing, trouble. Heroes include Anthony Bourdain, Ernest Hemingway and The Little Mermaid.

Crossing Bolivia’s Salt Flats—Part 2

Crossing Bolivia’s Salt Flats—Part 2
By Erin Griffith LG Correspondent Sun, jeeps, questionable tour guides: Here’s what to expect when you’re trekking through Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni. Check out last week’s Part 1 for a guide to booking your tour. Spectacular whiteness Sunglasses required. At the salt flats, everything...
January 17th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Bolivia, Budget Travel, Central and South America, Tours & Attractions | Read More

Crossing Bolivia’s Salt Flats

Crossing Bolivia’s Salt Flats
By Erin Griffith LG Correspondent It’s about three days sans shower or heat, with possibly drunk drivers jeep-ing you across incredibly harsh and desolate desert terrain. And the seatbelts probably don’t even work. Excited yet? Thanks to its promise of adventure, otherworldly terrain, and dirt...
January 10th, 2011 | Adventure Travel, Backpacking & Trekking, Bolivia, Budget Travel, Central and South America, Tours & Attractions | Read More

What to Pack: Rio de Janiero, Brazil

By Erin Griffith LG Correspondent It’s romantic, it’s chaotic, it’s beautiful and gritty. It’s Rio, baby! If you’re visiting the city for one of Rio’s many upcoming global events—the 2016 Olympics, the 2014 World Cup, or February’s Carnival—you may be best off in a haz-mat suit, sequined...
December 13th, 2010 | Brazil, Extras, Packing & Wardrobe, Shopping & Style | Read More

How to Dance the Samba: My Experience at Samba School

How to Dance the Samba: My Experience at Samba School
By Erin Griffith LG Correspondent On a recent month-long trip to Brazil, I was determined to learn the hip-shaking language they call samba. But, I’ll be honest: After many, many long evenings trying, I never really found my groove. So when I say I “went out samba dancing,” I’m referring to...
November 29th, 2010 | Brazil, Cultural Travel, Dispatches from the Road | Read More

What to Pack: Buenos Aires, Argentina

What to Pack: Buenos Aires, Argentina
By Erin Griffith LG Correspondant With its chic shopping districts, sophisticated European flair, and very own Fashion Week, Buenos Aires is one of South America’s most stylish cities. Here’s how to dress like a local without overpacking or—gasp—underdressing. November is springtime for...
November 15th, 2010 | Argentina, Central and South America, Packing & Wardrobe | Read More

4 Things I Didn’t Know About South American Bus Travel (But Wish I Had!)

4 Things I Didn’t Know About South American Bus Travel (But Wish I Had!)
By Erin Griffith LG South America Correspondent Sorry, frequent flyers. In South America, overland travel is king. Whether you’re visiting for a short vacation or a multi-month backpacking adventure, you’re likely to encounter some bus time down here. But if the thought of spending anywhere...
November 8th, 2010 | Argentina, Bus, Central and South America | Read More