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Firestarters: The Hottest Volcanoes in Latin America

November 19, 2015 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
Arenal-Volcano-Costa-Rica

Scientists estimate there likely have been millions of active volcanoes throughout our planet’s lifespan, but in recent history there are only about 1,500 known active volcanoes. Of those, 75 percent occur within the Pacific Ring of Fire, and as many as 20 are erupting somewhere on Earth on any given day. Humbling, awe-inspiring and formidable, [...]

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Dia de los Muertos Celebrations in Latin America

October 29, 2015 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
day of the dead in guatemala

As we, here in the U.S., gear up for Halloween by donning our spookiest costumes, most bone-chilling makeup and our biggest candy collection buckets to head out and solicit treats from neighbors or party the night away with friends, our neighbors to the south are making preparations of their own. On the surface, Dia de [...]

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10 Best Beaches in Latin America

October 1, 2015 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
Providencia-Island-Colombia

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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Our Top 10 UNESCO Sites in Latin America

July 16, 2015 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
Historic-Sanctuary-of-Machu-Picchu

Author Mark Twain famously said, “Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the Earth all of one’s lifetime.” Nowhere is this sentiment more true than cultural travel. Sure, it’s relaxing to sip a rum runner with your toes covered in white sand, and everyone [...]

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Top 15 Carnival Celebrations in Latin America

July 9, 2015 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
Rio-Carnival

You may think it’s too soon to start planning for Latin America’s 2016 Carnival season, but accommodations fill up quickly (sometimes more than a year in advance) around what’s widely considered to be the biggest party of the year across Central and South America. So much so, tourists often pay inordinate amounts of money to [...]

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Top 10 Waterfalls in Central & South America

June 8, 2015 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
Angel Falls

There are few things on the planet more mesmerizingly awe-inspiring than a waterfall. What is it about them that draws our collective attention and admiration? Why do travelers cross the world in search of them? Some say the aesthetic beauty invokes a sense of calm, others say the sheer power and magnitude awakens our inquisitive [...]

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