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11 Reasons Why Traveling South America Will Ruin You For Life

Nothing will ever compare.

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1. The scenery will *literally* take your breath away.

Ranging from the Caribbean to the southernmost city on Earth, South America has it all.
Jenna DeLaurentis / Via Instagram: @jetsetterjenna

Ranging from the Caribbean to the southernmost city on Earth, South America has it all.

2. Like, seriously. These landscapes are UNREAL.

Home to more world wonders than you can count.
Jenna DeLaurentis / Via Instagram: @jetsetterjenna

Home to more world wonders than you can count.

3. Paradise is EVERYWHERE...

It's pretty hard to beat the white-sand beaches and crystal clear waters of South America's coastline.
Jenna DeLaurentis / Via Instagram: @jetsetterjenna

It's pretty hard to beat the white-sand beaches and crystal clear waters of South America's coastline.

4. ...and the climate is practically perfect.

Why trudge through 3 feet of snow when you could be surfing the coastline of Brazil, am I right?
Jenna DeLaurentis / Via Instagram: @jetsetterjenna

Why trudge through 3 feet of snow when you could be surfing the coastline of Brazil, am I right?

5. History Buff? This is the place for you.

From the lost city of the Incas at Machu Picchu to the historic Portuguese towns in Brazil, South America offers some of the most captivating history there is.
Jenna DeLaurentis / Via Instagram: @jetsetterjenna

From the lost city of the Incas at Machu Picchu to the historic Portuguese towns in Brazil, South America offers some of the most captivating history there is.

6. The food is both cheap...

Home to the $1 empanada, $3 all-you-can-eat buffet, and a week's worth of groceries for $20, South American cuisine will never kill your budget.
Jenna DeLaurentis / Via Instagram: @jetsetterjenna

Home to the $1 empanada, $3 all-you-can-eat buffet, and a week's worth of groceries for $20, South American cuisine will never kill your budget.

7. ...AND delicious!

Whether an exquisite steak dinner in Argentina or a breakfast full of the freshest, most exotic fruit on Earth, you will never be disappointed. Good luck finding cheap, endless pizza buffets in America tbh.
Jenna DeLaurentis / Via Instagram: @jetsetterjenna

Whether an exquisite steak dinner in Argentina or a breakfast full of the freshest, most exotic fruit on Earth, you will never be disappointed. Good luck finding cheap, endless pizza buffets in America tbh.

8. Scaling mountains becomes the norm.

Grab your hiking gear and be prepared to see some incredible views.
Jenna DeLaurentis / Via Instagram: @jetsetterjenna

Grab your hiking gear and be prepared to see some incredible views.

9. The sunsets are breathtaking.

No explanation needed.
Jenna DeLaurentis / Via Instagram: @jetsetterjenna

No explanation needed.

10. South Americans are the most friendly people you'll ever meet.

EVERYONE greets you with a kiss on the cheek. Yes, everyone.
Jenna DeLaurentis / Via Instagram: @jetsetterjenna

EVERYONE greets you with a kiss on the cheek. Yes, everyone.

11. And once you leave, you'll already be planning your next trip back.

The travel bug bites just a little stronger in South America.
Jenna DeLaurentis / Via Instagram: @jetsetterjenna

The travel bug bites just a little stronger in South America.

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