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Day of the Dead Throwback

October 31, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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It’s Halloween 2016, and the VIP team is gearing up for a night of frightful fun. We had such a great response to our Day of the Dead post from last year, we thought it would be fun to share it again for a bit of a redux. Here is our Day of the Dead [...]

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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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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 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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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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