Category: The Americas

Argentina: What to Know Before You Go!

Many adventurous travelers are drawn to Argentina — the land of romantic gauchos, haunting tangos, rolling pampas, towering mountains, sparkling lakes, and, of course, sophisticated Buenos Aires. Many people, however, don’t fully appreciate how huge the country is — 60% the size of Europe — or that it also offers tropical jungle in the north and Antarctica-like glaciers in Patagonia. In case you plan to visit Argentina, here are some planning tips and some Do’s and Don’ts to help you get the most out of your trip: Choose a manageable itinerary that works within your time frame. Traveling to Argentina takes

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The Galapagos Islands Dilemma: See Them While You Can?

Part of the inspiration to travel is to see the world, not only for the beautiful spots but also for the unusual and the simply amazing.  Bearing witness to the majesty of nature has been a reason for travel, tourism and adventure since the dawn of time.  The Galapagos Islands are one of the most amazing places one could ever visit.  Travelers can enjoy an up-close-and-personal experience with nature — from snorkeling with sea lions and Galapagos penguins on the Equator to hiking alongside 800-pound tortoises to observing marine Iguanas swim through crystal clear waters.  It’s one of the few

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Up in the Sky: The Peruvian Snow Star Festival

There are always two ways to approach travel and exploration:  on one hand, you can go to the expected places, the places every guidebook suggests.  There’s nothing wrong with that approach because there is almost always a good reason for the inclusion of that destination or event in the guidebooks.  Yes, you’ll find those locations a bit more crowded and a bit more eager to take advantage of the tourists streaming in, but on the other hand, they’ve been vetted and are dependably interesting. The other approach, of course, is to do your own digging, research, and asking around, and

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