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Travel Articles: South America
Peru, land of the legendary Incas, has retained much of its mythical feel. Visit the cultural capital of Cuzco or the Sacred Valley -- the explorer’s base for the lost city of Machu Picchu.
The Way to Machu Picchu
This iconiclandmark is one that is included on countless bucket lists as a "must-visit" destination. Everyone wants to GO to Machu Picchu, but few consider HOW they might prefer to do that. There are multiple routes travelers can opt to take to the sacred site, and this decision can greatly influence your overall experience.
Should you …
Peruvian Recipe: Pisco Sour
A Mi Manera, a restaurant in Cusco, has given some great Peruvian recipes to Adventure Lifers during a cooking class we include in tours. Since it is always fun to explore the local foods of a place, we wanted to share some of these with our fellow travelers. We thought we would start off with the infamous Pisco Sour...
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Brazil Visa Exemption in 2016!
Traveling during 2016? You can take advantage of the Brazil tourist visa EXEMPTION! All U.S. citizens will be exempt from obtaining a visa in order to enter the country throughout the entire year. This will eliminate an additional cost as well as the visa application process during your trip preparation. It may just be enough to entice you to plan that trip to Brazil you've always dreamed of...
Peru Service and Travel Philanthropy
Our travelers frequently voice their wishes to contribute to the communities that they will visit, whether it is their first trip to Peru or a return for a second time after such an incredible first experience. The Cachiccata community near Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley has been very hospitable to us over the years (see information …
Planning a trip to Peru is sure to result in questions. Our FAQ answers some of them that are most commonly asked by travelers. From packing suggestions to what type currency to exchange, this guide will give you some vital details before your trip. Hopefully, this will better prepare you for your Peru journey!
Kevin's Galapagos Trip
Two weeks in Ecuador, including an 8-day cruise on the San Jose in the Galapagos, 3 nights of land-based explorations on the islands of Santa Cruz and San Cristobal, and several days exploring the Highlands around Quito, Cotopaxi and Otavalo. Fulfilling my lovely partner's lifetime dream of seeing Darwin's inspiration!
History and Geography of Patagonia
These descriptions of Patagonia, one of the most remote and strikingly beautiful destinations in the world, will definitely leave any traveler with a sense of wanderlust. Travelers have endless opportunities for active adventures, wildlife encounters, and taking in spectacular scenery!
I got the opportunity to spend a few days learning all there is to know about my favorite beverage - coffee!
Possible Air Strike in Chile
The news was just released on December 14, 2015 of a possible 48-hour strike of Chile's civil aviation authority. IF the strike occurs, it will happen this Thursday & Friday, December 17 & 18. Thispotential disruptionis only heightened by the upcoming holidays and timing during high travel season in the region.Obviously,the possibility …
Galapagos Through the Eyes of an Artist, 2
Cataloging my second voyage to the Galapagos Islands, with art, photography, wildlife facts and travel tips!
Explore Colombia, a land of unspoiled beaches, lost ruins, and hospitable local culture. One of the most bio-diverse countries in the world, adventure travel enthusiasts can find great options to play and explore throughout. Colombia is still fairly undiscovered as a destination, so travelers should take the opportunity to visit before the influences of tourism occur.
Boasting beautiful coastline, sand dunes, rolling grassland, gaucho culture, and a tradition of barbeque, Uruguay is one of South America's treasures. Still somewhat undiscovered by many tourists, now is the time to experience Uruguay at its truest! This small country nestled between Argentina and Brazil is a charming addition to any South American trip.
Galapagos Island Guide
This island-by-island description of the Galapagos will familiarize travelers with the archipelago. Learn the general highlights of each individual island to help determine an itinerary that best suits your interests. With so much to see and experience throughout the Galapagos, you cannot go wrong with any of our trips!
Guyana, meaning "land of many waters," is an untouched paradise beholding some of the most extensive contiguous rainforest in the world. Still largely unaltered by the influences of tourism, visitors have the opportunity to experience a destination that still seems untouched. Learn more about South America's hidden gem!
History and Culture of Ecuador
Ecuador's culture includes a mix of indigenous and European influence. The resulting Creole society is still evolving and provides interesting experiences for visiting travelers. From tasting roasted guinea pig to visiting historical sites, you are sure to make lasting memories!
History and Culture of Peru
Find answers to your questions about Peru and Peruvian culture in this brief overview of Peru's history, culture, religion, food, and language.
The beauty of the untouched continent:
The effort of IAATO and the members involved in Antarctic research have proven that with good will and collaboration the world can be kept and nature can be saved.
Antarctica has been kept pristine and untouched thanks to these entities for future generations. Pure air, clear waters and here animals and …
Journey Into The Amazon!
Hello everyone! ^_^ This is a blog for my adventures in Ecuador! I journeyed down the Napo River and explored many areas of the Amazon Rainforest!! I saw hundreds of flora and fauna that were truly incredible!!
My Peru adventure
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Habitat para la Humanidad Chile
Memories of the Falkland Islands, South Georgia & Antarctic
We were on board the holiday 2011 sailing of L'Austral with stops on the Falkland Islands, South Georgia Island, Antarctica, the South Shetland Islands and Cape Horn.
Sacha Lodge Information
Information about Ecuador's premier rainforest lodge
Amazon Activities and Weather
No matter what region of the Amazon you are visiting, you are in for a true adventure! Being well-prepared for your time in the rainforest can make your trip more enjoyable, comfortable, and safe. This guide gives some general information about activities and weather to expect during your jungle tour.
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