Contributor Karen Asp attends Mexico's lively Day of the Dead festival.

David Latt heads deep into Mexico and discovers an enchanting seaside paradise that offers travellers so much.

Gale Beeby hops aboard the famed Andean Explorer train and heads high into Peru's Andes to visit and enjoy beautiful Lake Titicaca

Karen Asp visits the luxurious Rosewood Mayakoba resort and discovers you can 'stretch' out your Mexican vacation thanks to h=this wellness facility.

Brenda Franco was born in Mexico City and returns annually. She takes us on a tour of places that most tourists miss when they visit Mexico's capital.

Writer Sarah Brown escape the hustle and bustle of chaotic Rio de Janeiro and finds calm on the tranquil island of Paqueta, which is actually a neighbourhood of Rio.

MEXICO CITY — “You weren’t expecting a place like this in the ‘Third World’,” says my guide with tongue firmly planted in cheek as we eat dinner at Sud 777, a haute-cuisine restaurant in Mexico’s capital that has been voted not only one of the Top 50 restaurants in Latin America, but one of the best of the world.

The deeper you go into Colombia, the more you like it. That's what Marc Atchison discovered when he arrived in the colonial town of Santa Fe de Antioquia, a place frozen in time.

Ollantaytambo, Peru — As we trod along, both ourselves and the horses looking a bit worse for wear, the welcoming sight of Ollantaytambo’s cobbled streets came into view, it’s neatly stacked rock walls, yellow houses, and blooming bougainvillea marking our safe return.

SAN ANTONIO DE LOS COBRES, ARGENTINA — Our heads were in the clouds at the very thought of booking seats on the Train to the Clouds (Tren a las Nubes), which departs from this remote outpost in northwestern Argentina.