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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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Awasi at the End of the World

December 3, 2015 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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There is, perhaps, no better place in the world for the true nomads amongst us to experience such a diverse range of landscapes, habitats and ecosystems as in the Republic of Chile. A long narrow country (the longest north-south in the world, in fact), poised along much of the western coastline of South America, Chile [...]

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Firestarters: The Hottest Volcanoes in Latin America

November 19, 2015 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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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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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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Argentina Wine Tours We Love

October 15, 2015 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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From arid desserts and cascading waterfalls, to lush forests and even magnificent glaciers, Argentina is a land of picturesque and diverse beauty, abundant natural resources and an ancient and storied culture. It also is home to, perhaps, the richest history of winemaking outside of Europe, primarily in its sweeping plains and wide valleys. All in [...]

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Our Top 10 Favorite Amazon Lodges

October 8, 2015 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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Mystical, unique and larger than life, there are few places in the world as captivating as the Amazon. Covering more than 2 million square miles in South America and spanning nine countries, the Amazon tropical rainforest is the largest and most biodiverse of its kind in the world. In fact, it’s estimated that at least [...]

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Best Museums of Latin America

July 23, 2015 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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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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VIP’s Top 10 Favorite Hotels for 2015

July 2, 2015 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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When we first launched VIP Tour Group 12 years ago, the availability of luxury properties across Latin America was somewhat limited to major tourist destinations and large cities with thriving business communities. Today, as we prepare to launch our new Central America offerings (coming later this summer), the VIP luxury travel segment is booming across [...]

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VIP Peru Trip Report – Lima, Arequipa, Colca Canyon, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cuzco and Lake Titicaca

August 9, 2011 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
Machu Picchu Tours to Peru

We arrived in Lima early so there was enough time for a cooking class and a visit to the Larco Museum which is a must to learn about Inca and pre Inca art, history and culture, so the rest of the trip makes more sense.

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