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Top 10 Birding Destinations in Latin America

September 7, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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Nearly one-third of all the world’s bird species can be found in South America alone, so it’s not surprising that numerous Latin American destinations across both Central and South America top most birder’s bucket lists. From a country boasting the most birds in the world and a Top 3 international birdwatching mecca, to the highest [...]

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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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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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Favorite SCUBA and Snorkel Spots

January 19, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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There’s just something about being elbow to elbow under water with marine life that makes a person feel alive. From huge schools of tropical fish to large pelagic dinosaurs, nothing can quite compare to scuba diving and snorkeling in the deep blue sea. Whether you prefer shore, wall, deep or some other variety of dive [...]

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10 Best Spots to Stargaze in Latin America

August 6, 2015 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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Astronomical tourism didn’t begin with the rise of sustainable journeys in the 1970s. In fact, stargazers have been traveling to view dark skies for centuries. Today, however, as the number of humans living in light polluted cities increases and the cost of powerful home telescopes declines, astronomical tourism has become its own freestanding travel segment [...]

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Our Top 10 UNESCO Sites in Latin America

July 16, 2015 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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Author Mark Twain famously said, “Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the Earth all of one’s lifetime.” Nowhere is this sentiment more true than cultural travel. Sure, it’s relaxing to sip a rum runner with your toes covered in white sand, and everyone [...]

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Top 5 Luxury Galapagos Yachts & Ships

May 24, 2015 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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Last year, a dream getaway to the Galapagos Islands topped USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice awards for bucket list trips, and it’s easy to see why. Situated off the Ecuadorian coast in the Pacific Ocean, this UNESCO World Heritage Site is a unique “living museum and showcase of evolution” home to a wide array [...]

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Tips for Creating the Perfect South America Honeymoon

April 25, 2014 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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For women the world over, the South America honeymoon was immortalized in the Twilight trilogy’s third installment, Breaking Dawn. The good news is you don’t have to be a creepy, living dead guy who married someone 100 years younger than himself in order to give the woman you love a wonderful honeymoon. While renting your [...]

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Ocean Spray Galapagos Yacht

February 19, 2013 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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For those looking for a Galapagos adventure cruise in style, the 16-passenger Ocean Spray provides a cozy small yacht atmosphere, comfortable accommodations and personalized service.  The only Galapagos mega-catamaran built exclusively for cruising the Galapagos. All staterooms with private balconies and boosts ample social areas and a Jacuzzi. The Ocean Spray offers spacious and comfortable, [...]

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