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    When you think of Rio de Janeiro, lots of exciting and intriguing images come to mind, but a forest? The Tijuca Forest is a Brazilian national park located in the city of Rio, and considered the largest urban forest in the world. It covers over 12 square miles, and contains plenty of interesting attractions to discover.

  • Historic and Hip

    In the early 20th century, the well-to-do of Lima would flock to the cliffside town of Barranco to escape the chaos of the city. As Lima continued to spread, the wealthier residents moved out and the area became a bohemian haven for artists, writers and musicians. Now a mix noteworthy landmarks, eclectic art spaces, and chic eateries, Barranco has done well with maintaining its historic identity while embracing its reputation as Lima’s hippest neighborhood.
  • Valparaiso’s Notes

    Valparaiso, once known as “the Jewel of the Pacific,” has been through it all and seen it all. Once a wealthy and prosperous port, the city suffered severe decline with the opening of the Panama Canal. Things have changed, again, with a burgeoning tourism industry bringing waves of new visitors to Valpo—as it’s known to locals. Drawn to the artistic atmosphere and laid-back vibe, travelers have embraced the colorful chaos that is Chile’s second-largest city.

  • Protected Natural Beauty in Chile

    From north to south, top to bottom, Chile is home to some of the most spectacular natural beauty on the planet. Stretching over 2,500 miles from north to south, Chile covers an incredibly vast range of geographic and climate zones. Chileans appreciate the natural wonders of their country, and have done an excellent job of preserving the natural terrain. Chile boasts a long list of national parks, covering over 9 million hectares. Here are six of the most prominent:

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