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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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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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Top 10 Must See Rio

March 23, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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Stretching from the Argentinian and Uruguayan borders in the south to the massive Amazon Basin region in the north, Brazil is the world’s fifth biggest country and the largest nation in South America in both size and population. Although no longer the country’s capital, the bustling coastal metropolis of Rio de Janeiro remains its second [...]

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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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Official Brazil Zika Advisory

February 12, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image

New reports about Zika Virus emerge daily, and the World Health Organization (WHO) has published seemingly contradictory statements on the subject. To date, cases of the virus, which was virtually unknown to the general public until very recently, have been documented in Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guyana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Martinique, Mexico, [...]

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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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Latin America Travel Advice

January 5, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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Here at VIP Tour Group, we agree with author Helen Keller that “life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.” That’s why we make it our business to plan distinctive one-of-a-kind journeys to Central and South America for a wide variety of travel styles and personal interests. Whether you want to hit the [...]

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Christmas Traditions of Latin America

December 22, 2015 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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For more than 2,000 years, Christians throughout the world annually have celebrated the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25. Today, Christmas still retains much of its religious symbolism (and some pre-Christian pagan rituals too) but also has evolved into a secular celebration for families and friends to catch up, spend time together and show [...]

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