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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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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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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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Top 10 Brazil Dining Experiences

May 11, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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A diverse melting pot of European, African and pre-Columbian indigenous peoples, Brazil is a highly multiethnic destination where cuisine can vary widely by region. However, one thing remains consistent from the southern border with Uruguay to the Northern Amazon basin and everywhere in between— Brazilians love to eat, and they consider mealtime sacred. It should [...]

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Our Favorite Summer Games Medalists

May 4, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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The first ever recorded Olympic Games were played in 776 BC in ancient Greece, and the modern Games began in 1896 with 14 countries and 241 naked men (of course, no women) participating in 43 events. Held in Athens, Greece to honor the Olympiad legacy of the region, the modern Olympics have expanded beyond the [...]

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2016 Rio Summer Games Hotels and Apartments

April 6, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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With just a little more than three months until the 2016 Rio Summer Games descends on Brazil with all the excitement and enchantment befitting an international event of this magnitude, there’s never been a better time to secure your accommodations for August. Whether you’re planning to stay and catch the 2016 Rio Summer Games for [...]

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