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Glaciers in South America

October 26, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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When people think of South America, they often conjure visions of eternal summer— warm sandy beaches, glistening waves, tropical jungles and beautiful people. But, in a highly diverse geographic region boasting everything from high Andean peaks and vast grasslands to expansive deserts and fertile valleys, it’s possible to experience a wide array of topography, wildlife [...]

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Top 10 Cathedrals and Churches in Latin America

October 12, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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Cultural tourism has become one of the travel industry’s most quickly developing segments, leading the industry in growth. According to recent studies, most travelers extend their stay in a destination based largely on the availability of cultural activities, and a full one-third of U.S. travelers say that specific heritage, arts and cultural events influence their [...]

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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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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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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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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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