Ben Box

Ben Box has been a freelance writer specialising in Latin American affairs since 1980. He has contributed to newspapers, magazines and learned tomes, usually on the subject of travel, but also on literature. Since 1989 he has been editor of the Footprint Travel Guides’ South American Handbook. He has also been involved in Footprint’s Handbooks on Central America & Mexico, the Caribbean Islands, Brazil, Peru, Cuzco & the Inca Heartland and Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. He is a graduate of the University of Southampton, UK, in Spanish, with Portuguese Studies, and has a PhD in the same subjects from the University of London. As well as English, he speaks Spanish, Portuguese and French.

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My Twitter name is: @BenBoxSah

Other articles I have contributed recently to Wanderlust:

  • Faces of Peru supplement, 2008
  • Peru Travel Blueprint, 2004

Articles by this author

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A beginner's guide to South America

Ben Box guides you through Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay AND Venezuela

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Celebrating South America

It's been 90 years since Footprint first published the iconic 'South American Handbook', so we asked its editor what's changed the most in the first country he ever visited: Colombia

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Four worlds in one: How you can explore the best of Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands

A land of rumbling volcanoes, wildlife wonders, Amazonian jungle and epic coasts – it's a wonder how you can cram in everything that Ecuador and the Galápagos Islands has to offer. Follow our guide...

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Peru trip planner: 5 of the best in-depth routes

Explore Amazonian lowlands to Andean highs, and discover pre-Columbian treasures, soaring condors and miraculous landscapes, with one of these five itineraries for the perfect Peru trip...

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