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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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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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Top 10 NYE Celebrations in Latin America

December 10, 2015 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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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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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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Dia de los Muertos Celebrations in Latin America

October 29, 2015 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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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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