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  • The great cathedrals of Rio

    Given that there are more Catholics in Brazil than in any other country in the world–almost two-thirds of Brazilians are Catholic–it should come as no surprise that the country is home to a massive number of gorgeous, inspiring cathedrals. And while the city of Rio de Janeiro is home to spectacular beaches and mountains, Rio also boasts its fair share of cathedrals worth a visit.

  • Plataforma Samba Show

    Beautiful dancers in elaborate costumes, soul-shaking drumbeats, a swirling celebration of color–it’s small wonder Carnival in Rio is one of the world’s most popular attractions.

  • Mistura 2016 – The feast is on

    They flock in from every corner of the globe. They’re excited. They’re enthusiastic. They’re hungry.

    They are the thousands of food lovers who come to Lima to attend Mistura, South America’s largest food fair. 2016 marks the 9th anniversary of the fair, which will be held September 2-11.

  • How to Experience the Best of Florianopolis During Your Next Trip to Brazil

    As the capital of Brazil’s Santa Catarina state, Florianopolis is a half-island, half-mainland retreat, home to some of the country’s most sought-after beaches. Serving as a melting pot of cultures and home to friendly locals, there’s no end to adventure in Florianopolis. Whether you seek to lounge at the beach or enjoy a multi-day hike, read below to discover 10 not-to-miss experiences on your next trip to Brazil’s leading southern city.

  • Hike Bike Kayak Sip in Patagonia

    Explorers have marveled at it. Adventurers think of it as a small (or pretty big, actually) slice of heaven. How will you react to Patagonia? Win this impressive sweepstakes, and you’ll have your answer.
    The lucky winner–and a guest–of our Hike, Bike, Kayak, Sip Chile…Patagonia Edition will spend 10 days in southern Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park.

  • Where to Stay in Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve

    Located in the heart of the Chilean Patagonian Rainforest and set amidst the majestic, towering Andes Mountain Range is the Huilo-Huilo Biological Reserve, a unique project developed to preserve the pristine nature and local culture that inhabits the area. Dedicated to wildlife conservation and sustainable tourism, the reserve is an outdoor enthusiasts dream.

  • Where to Dive in the Galapagos Islands

    Time has a way of halting during a visit to the Galapagos Islands: Nature engulfs your mind and body as you embark on a journey to a land where Mother Nature reigns supreme. Both land and sea-based explorations are options during your visit, but for ocean lovers, a trip to the Galapagos is a journey of a lifetime.

  • Feria de Las Flores in Medellin

    Picture over 500 people parading through the streets of Medellin, each with a giant, decorative mass of flowers on his or her back. Interspersed among these “Silleteros” are bands, costumed dancers and floats. The sidewalks teem with enthusiastic supporters in a swirling rainbow of colors.

  • Discovering Peru’s Nikkei Cuisine

    They say food is the intimate commodity: the only art form to engage all five senses simultaneously. Never has that felt more true to me than on a recent trip to Peru when I experienced Nikkei, a unique cuisine that applies Japanese techniques and influences to Peruvian ingredients.

  • Best Restaurants in Lima

    Often regarded as South America’s leading food capital, Lima’s cultural diversity melds with traditional Peruvian culture to create a globally recognized culinary scene. Home to many of the world’s leading chefs, explore the vast flavors of Peru: Try local favorites like fresh-caught ceviche and dive into tradition with modern takes on Peru’s plentiful quinoa, corn, and potatoes. Read below to discover where to eat during your next trip to Lima, Peru.

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