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1,000 Places, Plus the Next Top 5 Emerging Destinations

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Posted in Asia, Destinations, Europe, India, Middle East, Planning, South America, Turkey

Uncharted territory is a thing of the past, but there are still plenty of fabulous places to visit before they’re overrun by hordes of spring breakers.  And if there’s anyone who can predict the top 5 up-and-coming travel destinations, it’s Patricia Schultz, author of the New York Times Best Seller
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Getting a taste for Mendoza

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Posted in Activities, South America, Uncategorized, Wine Tours

The stunning mountain backdrop to Mendoza This one looks delicious, I thought as I swirled the wine around in my glass and took an indelicately large slurp. “Ah yes, a definite aroma of diesel and a lingering taste of salami. Is that normal for a Malbec?” I wondered as I
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6 Mobile Apps to Ensure you Travel Happy

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Posted in Accommodations, Activities, Adventure, Air Travel, All Inclusive, Canada, Caribbean, Cruise, Destinations, Europe, Family Travel, India, Mexico, Middle East, North America, Planning, South America, The Journey, United States of America, Virgin Islands

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles at FreeDigitalPhotos.net Traveling today can take all kinds of twists and turns from unexpected delays to problems with airfares. Wouldn’t it be great if you had your own travel assistant who would advise you of the best way to resolve the issue and seek out
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6 Spectacular Places to Spend New Year’s Eve

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Posted in Activities, Adventure, Air Travel, Beach Vacations, Brazil, Clothing Optional Vacations, Culinary, Europe, Family Travel, Festivals, Gay and Lesbian Travel, Green Travel, Historical travel, Holiday Travel, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, Middle East, North America, Solo Travel, South America, South and Central America, The Journey, Uncategorized, United Kingdom, United States of America

Fireworks by Terrapun, Courtesy of Shutterstock Five, four, three, two, one…HAPPY NEW YEAR! Cue the traditional song of Auld Lang Syne to usher in the dawning of another New Year. From Times Square in New York to Trafalgar Square in London, voices ring out, accompanied by a spectacular fireworks display
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Sun, sea, sand and…sustainability

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Posted in Activities, Africa, Barbados, Chile, Europe, Green Travel, Holiday Travel, South America, Wild Life

The Bahamas. Photo: Ethical Traveler Planning your perfect holiday involves several exciting decisions: will it be seaside or city, on-tap entertainment or splendid isolation, excellent for culture vultures or family friendly?
How well a country treats its people, its animals and its environment rarely even gets a look in. But
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Ecuador: A High Altitude Handicraft Hunt

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Posted in Destinations, South America

Every once in a while, even the most jaded travelers come across a delightful surprise. And if you take the time to peruse some of the “Tourism Hot-Spot” lists for 2014, you’ll come across such a surprise – Ecuador. This country sits astride the sky-piercing spine of the Andes, and
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A Llama-Trek to Machu Picchu

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Posted in Activities, Backpacking, Hiking, South America

When it comes to bucket lists, travel writers are luckier than most; we get the opportunity to cross out a lot of items. Machu Picchu has been on my bucket list since before the term “bucket list” even came into common usage. In fact, it’s been on my list since
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Argentinean Adventures

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Posted in Activities, Holiday Travel, South America

The next move is the most important of them all, our tango teacher said as I wobbled precariously on one leg. Argentina’s sexy tango My other leg was provocatively hooked behind my partner’s thigh, and I couldn’t imagine executing any other move except falling on the floor. “The final move
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Bonaire – More than a Diver’s Paradise

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Posted in Activities, Destinations, South America

Photo courtesy www.diviresorts.com Located about 50 miles off the coast of Venezuela Bonaire is the “B” of the Dutch Caribbean “ABC Islands” (Aruba, Bonaire and Curacao) and has long been known among scuba enthusiasts as a diver’s paradise. (In fact, that slogan is emblazoned on their licence plates!) Due to
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Caribbean via Colombia

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Posted in Accommodations, Adventure, Beach Vacations, Camping, Caribbean, Culinary, Hiking, Honeymoon and Destination Weddings, Romance, Shopping, South America

“What do you think of Colombia?” my husband asked. Colombia? We were searching for a way to get to South America from the States, and round-trip flights to the most popular destinations — Argentina, Peru, Chile — were surprisingly expensive. Colombia, on the other hand, was half the cost of
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Brazil on a Roll

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Posted in Brazil, Destinations, South America

Brazil is on a roll, and its star city of Rio de Janeiro is the hub of all the action. Already the 10th largest economy in the world, Brazil may well reach the rank of 5th by the time the Olympics make their debut in 2016. Now is a good
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Five Wineries to Visit in Argentina

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Posted in Activities, Culinary, Holiday Travel, South America, Wine Tours

Clos de Los Siete Winery Argentina is a county of unparalleled beauty, from lush pampas, filled with grazing beef (or cows, depending on your view), to the crisp beauty of the lakes, mountains and glaciers of Patagonia, to the arid and largely indigenous desert of the north. Its tourism has
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Introducing Iquitos

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Posted in South America, Wild Life

Busy Iquitos motocarro traffic Tourists tend to choose Colombia or Brazil over Peru as their preferred jungle getaway, but Iquitos is definitely worth a visit. And since the Amazon has recently made the provincial list of the New Seven Natural Wonders of the World, now is the perfect time to
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Will The Real Equator Please Stand Up?

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Posted in Activities, Destinations, Historical travel, South America

Approximately 20 kilometers north of downtown Quito, smack through the middle of Ecuador, stands the official marker for the Equator…but does it really mark the fabled line? It appears the answer is not quite as rock-solid as the materials used to build the marker. The “Mitad del Mundo” (or ‘Middle
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