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Dance through Latin America

October 5, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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Often called the “core of culture” and a “universal language,” dance illustrates cultural identity and keeps traditions alive through the ages. It is both a source and exhibition of national pride and reflects and creates cultural tradition. Developed across centuries, nowhere is this more true than in Latin America. Outside of Central and South America, [...]

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Celebrating World Tourism Day

September 21, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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Since 1980, the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has promoted its World Tourism Day annually on September 27. The UNWTO is charged with helping to ensure “responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism” across the globe and is founded on the underlying principle that international tourism is a “right for all citizens to experience the [...]

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Brazil Beaches Locals Love

August 17, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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On the heels of #Rio2016 with all eyes on Brazil’s famed Copacabana and Ipanema beaches, it’s not surprising Americans are showing renewed interest in traveling to South America. There’s never been a better time to visit the birthplace of people so famous they need only one name (think footballer Pelé and supermodel Gisele) since tourist [...]

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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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Best Brazil Beachfront Resorts

March 9, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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As Brazil relaxes its Visa requirement around the upcoming 2016 Rio Games, there’s never been a better time for U.S. and Canadian citizens to visit the world’s fifth largest country, occupying nearly half the South American continent. Whether you’re planning to attend the Games or simply want to avail yourself of the newly expedited entry [...]

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Awasi at the End of the World

December 3, 2015 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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There is, perhaps, no better place in the world for the true nomads amongst us to experience such a diverse range of landscapes, habitats and ecosystems as in the Republic of Chile. A long narrow country (the longest north-south in the world, in fact), poised along much of the western coastline of South America, Chile [...]

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Vik Retreats take South America

November 5, 2015 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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What do you get when you land a billionaire jet-setting business whiz with an affinity for art at some of South America’s most awe-inspiring locales? If that whiz is the somewhat reclusive Alex Vik, a man Forbes has called “the most interesting man in the world,” you get an exclusive handful of critically-acclaimed retreats and [...]

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Our Top 10 Favorite Amazon Lodges

October 8, 2015 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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Mystical, unique and larger than life, there are few places in the world as captivating as the Amazon. Covering more than 2 million square miles in South America and spanning nine countries, the Amazon tropical rainforest is the largest and most biodiverse of its kind in the world. In fact, it’s estimated that at least [...]

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10 Best Beaches in Latin America

October 1, 2015 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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When filmmaker Bruce Brown followed fellow surfers around the world in The Endless Summer, nomadic surf culture was cemented as a carefree part of the American psyche. But, the seminal 1996 documentary certainly wasn’t the beginning of hanging ten. That honor goes back 200 more years to 1776— at least in documented form— and the [...]

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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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