We have the Top 5 Must Do activities in Rio. What better way to hit all the best spots and experience Rio de Janeiro to the fullest!
Winners of our Colombia Green and Gold sweepstakes, Tom L. and Mary A. are back from their trip to Colombia with rave reviews.
“The arrangements and accommodations were excellent, the guides knowledgeable and personable, and the itinerary flowed smoothly and effectively. It was a terrific vacation for us – educational, entertaining and very enjoyable. All around, a truly pleasurable week in a beautiful and friendly country.” they write.
Tom and Mary report some of the highlights included visiting Bogota’s Monserrate in the evening, a coffee tasting while touring the Museo del Oro and a mountain hike and boat trip in Tayrona National Park. Check out some of their photos from the trip.
by Michaela Trimble
Rio de Janeiro rightfully wears the title of cidade maravilhosa (marvelous city), as it’s the epicenter of Brazilian culture and soul. Part city, part sprawling jungle, Rio is a maze of spiraling hills, each containing a different neighborhood with its own distinct charm. With a direct flight on TAM Airlines from the US, you are transplanted into a tropical paradise, where samba, caipirinhas and acai are king in mere hours. Here’s how you can experience Rio de Janeiro in just three short days.
Chilean poet Pablo Neruda once wrote in Ode to Valparaiso, “Valparaiso, how absurd you are, what a lunatic, crazy port,” perfectly summing up the aesthetic of this quirky city by the sea. Ravaged by fire and earthquakes through much of its history, Valparaiso has thrived in the face of adversity, all the while developing a culture unique from the rest of Chile. A feast for the eyes and stomach, nowhere is this more evident than the cuisine. Let’s take a look at a few dishes that make Valparaiso the perfect destination for foodies from around the globe.
Lured by the hustle and bustle of Medellin and Bogota, travelers often overlook Barranquilla, the Caribe capital of Colombia. A vastly different experience than other cities, Barranquilla maintains an authenticity and charm with an emphasis on culture and history. Home of literary genius Gabriel Garcia Marquez, come see how Barranquilla inspired his works and put Colombia on the map.