Seasonal greetings dear friends ☺️ First, let me express the sincere hope that you’re all doing well, considering the circumstances, we’ve all been exposed to during the late challenging period. But I’m not here to talk about the bloody Covid though. That isn’t a subject I’d say we are deprived of hearing about, right now. Let’s talk about good news instead, because that’s a subject that has been somewhat cut short lately, hasn’t it?
I have therefore decided to tackle this “shortage of good news”. I believe that small things in life are often really important. I mean that a few good deeds here and there are very important for our souls and wellbeing. So I thought that a few possibly inspiring and informative travel articles could IMHO also consequentially produce some good vibes because vacations recharge our batteries. And things are generally better with recharged batteries, aren’t they?
That being a case, about a year ago, I’ve decided to undergo a major editing job on most of the materials published on this site. The idea was to turn Quaint Planet into a travel guide that provides all-around information about the described locations. And today – yippee hurrah – following nearly 12 months of hard work, I am now finally able to welcome you to the newly refurbished Quaint Planet 🙂
So during the last 12 months, this site has been transforming from a sort of “been there/done that” blog into a proper travel listings website. Thereby, each location-based post on this site now lists pretty much everything you need to know about the particular location. In practical terms, we’re talking about things to see and/or do, history, safety, get in, when to visit, where and how long to stay, interesting as well as useful links and many other sections of informative character.
When it comes to other articles on Quaint Planet, which are more editorial, some of them got various updates, depending on the subject of the particular article in connection to related current affairs; other ones got at least a facelift. Well, and last but not least, there were also a few outdated posts I’ve decided to delete to keep the site relevant and up to date, as a result of which, you’re now reading the new one-hundredth article on Quite Planet 🙂
No further than one click from all the information you need
As mentioned above, in each location-based article, I’ve tried to include all information about the place you need but it’s naturally impossible to mention everything without slipping away from the subject or writing super long posts. I’ve therefore decided to upload a number of useful outbound links to the local or other informative and reliable websites, whether it’s about culture, history, safety or travel-related information.
The idea is to achieve maximum access to relevant information for you, the reader. As a result of that, when reading a post about any destination on Quaint Planet, you should never be further than one click from all the information you need 🙂
Google Maps links
Furthermore, I’ve also included Google Maps links to all places of interest listed on this site. This feature could potentially help you to determine your itinerary if you use the locations in the “want to go” section, once you log in to your Google account. I mean that if you save all places you liked and then look at the map, I’m sure you know where I’m getting with this 😉
Furthermore, these links should also naturally help you to find particular attractions once you’re at the destination. Every Google Maps link should open in a new tab, where you will be able to get further information as well as the visitors’ reviews of those places, which could be sometimes also rather helpful…
New beautiful pics
FYI, during the refurbishment process, I’ve also borrowed a few pretty loyalty-free pictures from various websites to make the posts more visually appealing as well as illustrative. Just so you know, I’ve decided to upload some of my pics to these websites to give something back to the community.
What’s next for Quaint Planet?
While this refurbishment process and some other circumstances have slowed down the flow of new posts, I’ll try to keep up with the intensity of posting at least one piece every two weeks, if my currently rather tight schedules allow me to. In the worst-case scenario, I believe that I’ll be able to manage at least one post monthly until the circumstances allow me to spend more time writing.
As for the potential subjects of the upcoming articles, expect several more of the complex country guides, similar to those I’ve already published about Argentina, Chile and Uruguay as well as more location-based posts about places I’ve visited in Latin America, which you can find at the bottom of this piece. Furthermore, there will, of course, be more editorial and commentary-style articles.
I must admit that this bloody pandemic has hit me financially in quite a spectacular fashion so unless I win a lottery, I’m afraid that I won’t be able to travel for a while, not until I’ll get back on track. For now, let’s just say that running a travel website is also kind of a journey and I believe that I should keep it going. In case you felt like supporting this project, here’s how you can help.
Don’t worry, I’m not asking you to send money 🙂 You could for instance contribute with new materials, ideas or “just” some love, whether it is an occasional comment, like, share or a review on Trustpilot, etc.. 🙂 In case you were interested to write a piece or two for this site, which would be brilliant, click here to get more details 🙂 Otherwise, if you had any suggestions regarding this site, please do let me know in a comment section, or send me a PM or use any of the social media platforms below:
Latin American locations covered on Quaint Planet so far
Santiago de Chile ► Valparaíso ► Santiago de Chile ►Punta Arenas – Ushuaia – Punta Arenas ► Puerto Natales – Torres del Paine – Puerto Natales ► El Calafate (Perito Moreno Glacier, Arg) ► El Chaltén (Los Glaciares National Park) ► Chile Chico (Ch) – Puerto Rio Tranquillo (Marble Caves) ► Coyhaique – Puyuhuapi – (Carretera Austral) ► Puerto Chacabuco – Quellón/Castro ► Puerto Varas – San Carlos de Bariloche (Arg) ► Buenos Aires ► Colonia (Ur) ► Montevideo ► Punta del Diablo – Cabo Polonio ► Montevideo ► Salto ► Concordia (Arg) ► Puerto Iguazú (Iguazú Falls) ► Salta ► San Salvador de Jujuy ► Tilcara ► San Pedro de Atacama (Ch) ► Uyuni Salt Flats Tour (Bol) ► Uyuni ► Sucre – La Paz (Death Road Tour) ► Copacabana (Lake Titicaca) – Isla del Sol – Copacabana ► Cusco (Per) ► Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) ► Cusco ► Lima ► Máncora – Montañita (Ecu) ► Puerto López ► Quito ► Ipiales (Col) – Pasto ► Tatacoa Desert ► Bogotá ► Medellín ► Villa de Lleyva ► Santa Marta – Cartagena – Rincón del Mar Necoclí ► Capurganá ► Puerto Obaldía (Pan) ► Panama City ► Las Lajas ► Cerro Punta ► David ► Bocas del Torro ► San José (Costa Rica) ► San Juan del Sur (Nic) – Ometepe ► Granada ► Managua – El Rama – Bluefields – Corn Islans ► Léon ► El Tunco (El Salvador) ► La Antigua Guatemala – Lake Atitlán ► Lanquín (Semuc Champey) – Flores (Tikal) ► Belize City ► Bacalar – Tulum – Playa del Carmen – Mérida – Valladolid – Cancún ✈️ .