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Travel Articles: Festivals
Guatemala trip of a Lifetime!
December is the perfect time to visit Guatemala! It seemed that every day there was a celebration, a festival, or at least beautiful decorations to see! Guatemala was our trip of a lifetime!
Machu Picchu Pilgrimage
Machu Picchu Pilgrimage - It was absolutely the most magnificent time we’ve ever had. We’ll re-live it over and over again. It couldn’t have been any better if we would have written a script. Our trip would not have been as awesome without the vast knowledge, patients and easy-going personality of Ayul Acuna Cardenas our tour guide and the …
Adventures in Guatemala
Our second trip to Guatemala, featuring visits to Mixco Viejo, Chicoj, Semuc Champey, Chilasco Falls, Antigua, the Lake Atitlan area including San Juan de Laguna and Santiago de Atitlan, San Francisco el Alto, Zunil, and Xela.
I organized this trip for the AAUW (American Association of University Women) San Juan Branch. Thanks to the economy's personal case of \"swine flu\" only 7 of us took the trip. Guatemala is a beautiful country!
Mayan Color and Culture in Guatemala
Guatemala is rich in color and culture. The Branson Family had a great time exploring Guatemala on a travel circuit known as the Gringo tour.
European River Cruise - Christmas Markets in Germany!
A family adventure in Germany including stunning castles, Christmas markets, and a phenomenal Danube cruise!
Craig and Steph's Easter in Guatemala
We explored the enchanting blend of Mayan and Christian traditions surrounding Easter in Antigua and Lake Atitlan, and then visited the intriguing Mayan ruins at Tikal. Text and photos originally published on our web site www.craigandstephsvacations.com
Bolivia Tour: Chalalan Lodge & Lake Titicaca
¡Increíble! Incredible! Almost impossible to put into words how spectacular it was to go to the Amazon, Isla del Sol, Lake Titicaca, Copacabana in Bolivia. Learning about the people, culture, their passion to preserve the rain forest has broadened my horizons beyond my wildest dreams…….
From Mexican Independence Day to Our Lady of Guadalupe, learn more about some of Mexico's most vibrant and celebrated festivals. These colorful events are incredible ways to get a glimpse of the culture, family dynamics, and national pride. Participating alongside the local people will definitely be a highlight of any trip to this country!
Tapati Festival is Uniquely Easter Island
During the Tapati Festival, the Rapanui (inhabitants of Easter Island) take part in this event meant to be an authentic celebration among the people, not a commercial tourist attraction. However, visitors are encouraged to observe and even participate as the entire island comes together in song and dance to celebrate.
The Alfombras of the Guatemala Easter Festivals
The spectacular Easter festivals in Antigua, Guatemala are beyond comparison to anything in the northern hemisphere. One of its most striking aspects are the carpets -- or alfombras -- that adorn the processional route. Residents along the streets of Antigua begin preparations weeks and even months in advance to create these beautifully intricate …
Travels to Beautiful Bolivia
My Bolivia travels included a handful of days in culture-rich La Paz, followed by a trip to the Salt Desert and shores of Lake Titicaca. The landscape was inspiring, but was overwhelmed by the welcome I was shown by the Bolivia people. A great trip!
Peru Has 3,000 Annual Festivals that Beckon Travelers
Peru travel offers the chance to experience an unbelievable synthesis of festivals and celebrations varying from Christian traditions to ancestral rites, carnivals, dance contests, and grape harvest parties.
Tango Festival & World Championship in Buenos Areas
The Tango Festival took place August 14-31, 2009 in Buenos Aires. Couples from all over the globe attended and showed their talents on the dance floor. It was a grand display of color and movement to watch.
Peru Tour: Virgin of Candelaria Festival, Puno
Peru travels: 2010 Candelaria Festival in Puno -- enjoy pictures of folkloric festival with its traditional dances, costumes, music, and story-telling. Photos are courtesy of photographer Guido Serruto Rossello.
Quito Easter Festival
The Quito Easter Festival is a unique cultural event in Ecuador. From the balconies of the hotel you can overlook the procession route and the Plaza de la Independencia. The procession begins at midday to honor the hour which Pontious Pilate condemned Jesus to death. It is estimated that around 90,000 people participate in the procession with …
Corpus Christi festival - June Ecuador
Every June Ecuador celebrates in all the highlands the Corpus Christi. The major festivities takes place in Pujili, mainly in two days. The first one is a mestizo celebration and the second day is the celebration of the indian groups. This year I visited the second one... so colorful! so live! it was a great idea to go and enjoy.
Candelaria Festival in Puno
CasaSito Art Festival in Antigua, Guatemala
The 2009 Art Festival in Antigua, Guatemala has several goals. Our primary goal is to promote art in the associations and communities around Antigua. We began the Art Festival in 2009 and invited five community organizations to participate. Two of the associations already had art programs, but three art programs were created just so the …
Inti Raymi Festival in Peru
Debbie Lester sent this posting recently about her families experience at Inti Raymi. Thanks Debbie!
PS Adventure Life has special departures each year that include VIP seating at the event - spaces book up early!
My trip to South America would not have been complete without visiting Cusco, Peru during the Inti Raymi, the festival of the …
Carnaval Celebrations About to Begin
Celebrated in countries around the world, Carnaval is characterized by its energy, color, music, and dancing. This festive season takes place immediately before Lent, traditionally giving people a chance to indulge before the 40 day period of pious discipline. Today, the festival is not lacking in extravagant celebration as the food, drink, street …
Holidays Traditions Around the Globe
Have you ever wondered what other cultures are doing while we are decorating cookies, hanging ornaments on trees, and writing to Santa? Here are a few interesting holiday traditions in different parts of the world:
Fried Christmas Feast: The traditional Christmas dinner for millions of Japanese is a bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken. A marketing …
Mexico Travel: Day of the Dead Festival
Coinciding with All Saints' and All Souls' Day each November 1 and 2nd, The Day of the Dead (or El Dia de los Muertos) is one of Mexico's most significant holidays. And unlike Halloween -- where traditional costumes are designed to scare away magical and mischievous spirits -- the Day of the Dead is a celebration of those who have died. It honors …
Insider Tips: Markets and Local Fairs to Frequent in Buenos Aires
Continuing with a few insider tips for exploring the best of Buenos Aires, I invite you to visit some of the region's fantastic markets and local fairs. Mingle with the locals and do a bit of your best bargaining in these markets. Offering a bit of something for everyone -- from the collector to the art enthusiasts -- here are some …
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