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Christmas Traditions of Latin America

December 22, 2015 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
PanamaChristmas

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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Top 10 NYE Celebrations in Latin America

December 10, 2015 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
Montevideo

Outside of Carnival, there are no bigger celebrations in all of Latin America than those that take place to ring in the New Year. Traditions are wild, colorful and, in many cases, hold great significance for revelers, so a trip to Central or South America for New Year’s Eve brings not only a raucous good [...]

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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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Top 10 Cathedrals of Soccer in Latin America

November 12, 2015 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
Estadio do Maracana Rio Brazil

Whether you call it soccer or football, the sport affectionately referred to as “the beautiful game” is the most popular sport in the world. Two of its biggest stars rank in the top 10 highest paid sportsmen. Five out of 10 of the world’s highest attended sports leagues are soccer leagues. And, an estimated 600 [...]

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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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Best Museums of Latin America

July 23, 2015 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
biomuseo panama

Considered by travelers to be amongst the best attractions for getting a glimpse into the culture and history of a place, museums also are an excellent measure of the economic climate of an area, as they have far-reaching impact beyond their own walls and draw the “creative class” to a city. The 2012 Museum Index, [...]

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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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