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Tragedy Strikes Peruvian Amazon

July 25, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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Earlier this month, we were stunned to learn of two tragic incidents involving our partners in the Peruvian Amazon. First, bandits attacked Delfin’s luxury liner, the Amazon Discovery on July 14. This unfortunate event was followed just two days later by the sinking of Aqua Expeditions’ luxury cruiser, the Aqua Amazon.   On July 14, [...]

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Unique Vik Retreats

July 20, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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Art and architecture focused, guest centric and a true labor of love for Alex and Carrie Vik, the four unique VIK Retreat properties, including Uruguay’s Estancia VIK, Playa VIK and Bahia VIK, and Chile’s wine-focused Vina VIK, exemplify the very best of what immersive travel experiences can offer. Whether your journey takes you to Uruguay’s [...]

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Food & Wine in Bolivia

July 13, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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Bolivia is one of the least visited countries in South America, and it’s not necessarily built for tourism outside of the major cities. Transportation can be spotty with uninformed taxi drivers and crowded busses. Prices often seem arbitrary if inexpensive, and it’s likely vendors won’t want to break the large bills you get at airport [...]

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Independence Day in Latin America

July 6, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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Earlier this week, Americans celebrated their independence from Colonial rule. This annual tradition, held each year on July 4, marks the signing of the Declaration of Independence after the Revolutionary War and represents the official separation of the United States from the vast British Empire. Though the holiday wouldn’t be referred to as “Independence Day” [...]

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VIP Tour Group Changes Name

June 27, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contact: Meredith Pruden 800.772.9188 | o 404.444.8427 | m meredith@viptourgroup.com VIP Tour Group Officially Launches new Central America Destinations and Changes Company Name to VIP Journeys! DULUTH, GA, June 27, 2016 – The executive team at VIP Tour Group is excited to announce its recent rebranding and name change to [...]

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Top 10 Whale Watching Destinations

June 22, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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The largest of all marine mammals (and some of the largest animals in the world), there is no vacation experience that inspires quite as much enchantment and wonder for so many travelers as does whale-watching. Whales are the same species as other marine favorites (dolphins and porpoises), but are split into two distinct subspecies— toothed [...]

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Chile Wine Tours Redux

June 15, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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We can’t get enough of South American wine. There’s just something about the Latin American grapes that keeps us coming back again and again. Chile, in particular, is renowned for its cool coastal breezes, extended warm summers and moderate rainfall– all of which are pretty ideal for winemaking… and for dream vacations! When we first [...]

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Top 10 National Marine Reserves

June 8, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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World Oceans Day is a “global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future” that takes place each year on June 8. This year, in honor of the 2016 World Oceans Day, we wanted to pay homage to our Top 10 favorite national marine reserves in Latin America. This year’s theme is “healthy [...]

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Zika Virus Update

May 23, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image

Zika continues to be a daily news headline, as the virus (carried by the Aedes aegypti mosquito specifically) spreads across the Pacific Islands, the Caribbean and Central and South America. When we first reported on the virus back in February (click here to read the post), documented cases existed only in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, El [...]

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Rio Summer Games Vacation Add Ons

May 18, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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Ah, Brazil— Soccer culture, raucous celebrations, delicious food, breathtaking scenery and some of the most amazing wonders found anywhere on the planet. It’s a country with as many things to love as it has beaches… and that’s a lot! But, those who never have made the journey to Brazil may be surprised to learn the flight [...]

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