South America

If It’s Winter Up North, It’s Summer in Antarctica

by Susan McKee on October 5, 2016

Antarctic Sailing

Cold weather ahead! It’s time to plan your winter travel. Some of us head south to Arizona or the Caribbean to escape the chill. Others of us look to embrace the season by heading to a ski resort. What about a cruise to Antarctica? A boat’s the only way to get there, unless you’re attached […]

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Animal Tourism: Endangered Species in Latin America

by Mary Jo Manzanares on March 28, 2016

The natural beauty of Latin America is rife with exotic species that are as much of a part of the inspiration for tourism as the regions in which they reside. But the sad truth is that many are on the path to extinction. I’m sure you’d agree that it’s important we not only see these […]

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10 Things I didn’t know about the Galapagos

by Guest Contributor on June 23, 2014

10 Things I didn’t know about the Galapagos (via Finding the Universe) “Oh, you’re going to the Galapagos!”, a friend of mine emailed me. “Reminds me of all the stuff I had to learn in biology, you know, about Darwin and so on, but hey: that is so exciting!” “Loz,”, I asked my better half, […]

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Unsolved Mystery Sparks Galapagos Tour

by Mary Jo Manzanares on January 29, 2014

Since 1994, Tropic Journeys in Nature, an Ecuador ecotourism company, has led tours through the country’s most engaging landscapes. Now it’s focusing attention on a soon-to-be-released (Spring 2014) documentary film, “The Galapagos Affair: Satan Came to Eden,” and invites guests to become Floreana Island’s on-site sleuths. The documentary is a bizarre real-life drama of the […]

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Farm-to-Table in the Peruvian Amazon

by Mary Jo Manzanares on September 18, 2013

potatoes in peru

Every October 5th, the Andean peoples of Peru celebrate the day of the Olluquito that signifies the importance of the From, one of 3,800 varieties of potato found in Peru and served at Rainforest Expeditions’ three eco-lodges deep in the Peruvian Amazon. A leader in Peru’s sustainable tourism, Rainforest Expeditions is introducing farm-to-table to its […]

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Machu Picchu Tour: A Reverential Experience

by Guest Contributor on December 22, 2012

Machu Pichu

When I was a little girl and my parents first walked me into the cool interior of our church sanctuary, I just got it – this was an important place. I had that same feeling when we arrived at Machu Picchu. There was a reverence about being high up on that mountain that was unmistakable. […]

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Peru: Cruising the Amazon in Stylish Luxury

by Rita Cook on May 28, 2012

luxury amazon cruising

Forget about trekking to the Amazon and roughing – unless you just want to do that.  Instead, check out the M/V Aria who just launched their five-star floating hotel offering cruises to the northern part of the Amazon River in Peru. Cruising is an Amazon experience in every sense of the word because it’s still all about […]

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Paraty: Small Town Paradise in Brazil

by Katy Stewart on February 21, 2012

The moment I set foot in Paraty, Brazil, I was in love. may be the place to party, but when you feel the need to escape to a more tranquil place, Paraty is the place to come. It is a three-hour ride on a comfortable inter-city bus from Rio – and it is paradise. …

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Buenos Aires on a Budget

by Katy Stewart on January 3, 2012

Obelisk

Argentina’s effortlessly cool capital combines European-style culture with a distinctly Latin spirit, making it a great destination for a city break with a difference. Better yet, in comparison to Western prices, Buenos Aires is almost ridiculously cheap, meaning that it is the perfect getaway on a budget. I am a city girl at heart, so […]

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Visiting a Glacier in the Andes

by Katy Stewart on November 15, 2011

The world at 16,000 feet above sea level is a very strange place indeed. It is a bleak, empty place, bone-chillingly cold and distinctly lacking in oxygen. This is reality in the highlands of Ancash, Peru. It is home to the Cordillera Blanca mountains, which form an impressive section of the Andes. I was beginning […]

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