Category: South America

10 of the best places in the world for travel photography

10 of the best places in the world for travel photography

National Geographic’s Jim Richardson – a photojournalist whose work first appeared in the National Geographic almost 30 years ago – was recently asked to compile a bucket list of his 10 most iconic places in the world for photographers. Apparently, it didn’t take long. Here are the 10 places he chose: Antarctica Venice, Italy Machu Picchu, […]

Chile: a journey through the senses

Chile: a journey through the senses

This video, courtesy of the official Chile.travel guide, has the power to charm any traveller looking to live an incredible total-sensory experience in nature. The poetry guides you in an emotional journey through your senses that will capture your imagination of Chile and leave you wanting to visit!

Travel tips for business, family or honeymoon travel to Brazil

Travel tips for business, family or honeymoon travel to Brazil

Brazil is world famous for its inviting beaches, beautiful landscape and instantly recognisable cultural sights. As Rio de Janeiro and the surrounding areas gear up for the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the region is being rejuvenated, returning to the classically luxe city it is historically known to be. Gone are the times when a beach […]

5 luxurious Summer ski destinations

5 luxurious Summer ski destinations

Seasoned travellers seeking a new Summer escape may find luxurious adventures in an unlikely place – on the ski slopes. From the Alps to Argentina, these mountain destinations offer consistent snow conditions, lively culture and upscale accommodations. Here are our top 5 luxurious Summer ski destinations: Portillo, Chile Almost unearthly in its beauty, Ski Portillo Resort is nestled amongst the towering […]

Spice up 2013 with 5 great Argentine festivals

Spice up 2013 with 5 great Argentine festivals

With the first six months of the year spent working hard and meeting deadlines, it’s time for a little passion to be added to your life. Why not escape to the southern hemisphere and add a dash of sexy rhythm to your Latin getaway? Although celebrations like the International Festival of Independent Cinema and the […]

10 of the most popular travel videos of all time

10 of the most popular travel videos of all time

Here we’ve compiled a round-up of 10 of the most popular official tourist board videos to be found on YouTube.  We won’t claim to have identified them all, but hopefully we’ve picked out most of them. If you know of others, please let us know in the comments and perhaps we can do a follow-up […]

Shop 'til you drop in Rio de Janeiro!

Shop ’til you drop in Rio de Janeiro!

Rio Fashion Week 2013 may have come and gone in Brazil’s fun-loving city, but Rio de Janeiro remains a hub of style and fashion all year round. Here are our picks of the best boutiques Rio has to offer – from stylish brands to the most elegant designs, these are shopping experiences that can’t be […]

5 luxury retreats in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru

5 luxury retreats in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Peru

With the demand for luxury travel booming, and the development of several luxury hotel resorts over the last few years, the Sacred Valley of the Inca’s is becoming an increasingly popular destination for foreign tourists visiting Peru. Ideally located for visiting nearby Inca archaeological sites of Pisac, Moray and Ollantaytambo, and just 2 hours from […]

Adventure through Potosi, Bolivia

Adventure through Potosi, Bolivia

Potosi was once the wealthiest city in South America, thanks to the silver that once lay beneath its hills. In the 16th Century, Potosi was regarded as the world’s largest industrial complex in which the extraction of silver relied on a series of innovative hydraulic mills. Now things are a little less grand, but the […]

Top 4 places to visit in the Calchaquí Valley of Argentina

Top 4 places to visit in the Calchaquí Valley of Argentina

From the mountains of the Andes to the deserts of the north, Argentina is truly a majestic place.  But the most awe-inspiring landscapes I’ve been privy to witness are found in the northwest corner, near the Bolivian border. Here in the Calchaquí Valley you feel as if you have entered a surreal, almost other-worldly realm, far […]

4 ways to make a splash at the 2013 Rio Boat Show!

4 ways to make a splash at the 2013 Rio Boat Show!

Every year, the rich and famous of Brazil and beyond, gather on the shores of Rio de Janeiro to take part in the largest sailing event in South America. This international boating show runs from 25th April until 1st May this year, with thousands of visitors expected to attend the showcase. This year, for the […]

Riding the Orient Express Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu

Riding the Orient Express Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu

Named after the famous American explorer that brought Machu Picchu to the world’s attention in 1911, the Hiram Bingham Train is considered one of South America’s greatest train rides. Operated by Peru Rail and backed by the British Collection Orient Express Hotels, Trains & Cruises, the luxury Hiram Bingham Train is the finest way to […]

6 of the best luxury hotels at the world's most iconic locations

6 of the best luxury hotels at the world’s most iconic locations

There are certain sites in the world which many of us would count as ‘must see’ travel highlights. For some of these iconic spots there are nearby places to stay which really do have the best positions imaginable. Staying in such top luxury properties very much adds to the experience of these very special places. […]

Happy Easter! (The story of Easter Island)

Happy Easter! (The story of Easter Island)

Happy Easter everyone!  Today we thought it would be fitting to share this video all about Easter Island with you. It’s a BBC documentary that gives you insights into a little-known island with a population of just 2,000 people – the most remote inhabited island in the world - and the story that shaped what you […]

Peru's Cena de Oro - one of the finest dining experiences ever?

Peru’s Cena de Oro – one of the finest dining experiences ever?

In English, “Cena de Oro” is simply translated as “Gold Dinner”. And it’s the name given to one of the finest dining experiences you’ll find in South America. It’s so exclusive that it’s available only by special request and is not even publicly advertised. Coque Ossio – one of Peru’s leading chefs – is the […]

The world's best islands

The world’s best islands

Remember National Geographic’s top 10 islands to visit last October? It caused quite a stir as there were some that made the list that you perhaps wouldn’t expect. Now Tripadvisor has produced a similar top 10 islands list, and interestingly not a single island makes both lists! I’m not sure what this tells us – […]

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