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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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Top 10 Hot Springs in Latin America

September 14, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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Latin America is chocked full of renowned hotels and spas offering up on-demand relaxation and rejuvenation for weary travelers, but some of our most favorite spots to claim some much needed R&R while on vacation in Central or South America are Mother Nature’s spas— hot springs. Although there are hot springs on every continent, some [...]

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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 National Parks in Latin America

August 24, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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In honor of the U.S. National Park Service’s centennial birthday celebration this week here at home, there’s never been a better time to share our favorite national parks abroad. From glaciers in South America, to Mayan ruins in Central America, our continental neighbors to the south boast some of the most awe-inspiring national parks in [...]

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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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International Day of World Indigenous Peoples

August 10, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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Yesterday, August 9, marked the celebration of the annual United Nations International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. There are approximately 370 million indigenous people across the globe, representing some 5,000 groups across 90 countries. Indigenous people, sometimes referred to as First Nations, First Peoples, Native or Tribal Peoples, are one of the world’s largest [...]

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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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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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