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Top 10 Cathedrals and Churches in Latin America

October 12, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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Cultural tourism has become one of the travel industry’s most quickly developing segments, leading the industry in growth. According to recent studies, most travelers extend their stay in a destination based largely on the availability of cultural activities, and a full one-third of U.S. travelers say that specific heritage, arts and cultural events influence their [...]

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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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Unique Vik Retreats

July 20, 2016 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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Art and architecture focused, guest centric and a true labor of love for Alex and Carrie Vik, the four unique VIK Retreat properties, including Uruguay’s Estancia VIK, Playa VIK and Bahia VIK, and Chile’s wine-focused Vina VIK, exemplify the very best of what immersive travel experiences can offer. Whether your journey takes you to Uruguay’s [...]

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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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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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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
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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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Vik Retreats take South America

November 5, 2015 by Michael Eiseman No Comments divider image
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What do you get when you land a billionaire jet-setting business whiz with an affinity for art at some of South America’s most awe-inspiring locales? If that whiz is the somewhat reclusive Alex Vik, a man Forbes has called “the most interesting man in the world,” you get an exclusive handful of critically-acclaimed retreats and [...]

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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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