Category: South America

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Where can Americans travel this Summer?

Are you traveling yet? Have you been vaccinated? This Summer is looking set to be a much-needed boon for destinations reliant on tourism. Our hearts ache for what is happening in India, but fortunately, there are other parts of the world where you can travel to safely. You can travel to the following countries without […]

Ancient history: 5 archaeological hot spots to visit around the world

Ancient history: 5 archaeological hot spots to visit around the world

It is said that ‘the story of our present is told within the treasures of our past’ – and what a tale the following destinations have to tell. Each one is brimming with archaeological wonders that, with the aid of inspiring guides, will allow you to gain insight into lives and cultures as they were […]

5 exceptional retirement spots in Ecuador

5 exceptional retirement spots in Ecuador

Situated in South America’s northwest, Ecuador is bounded by the world’s largest ocean on one side and the planet’s largest jungle on the other. At the same time, slicing straight through the tiny country is the earth’s longest mountain range. What this all means is that people who decide to retire in Ecuador can choose […]

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Where can Americans travel to in May?

Travel is back! ‘Flights’ is one of the most searched for terms on Google, and especially if you have been vaccinated, you may want to start turning those pent-up travel dreams into reality. The following destinations will let you in without testing if you are fully vaccinated: Belize Croatia Ecuador Georgia Iceland Seychelles In further […]

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10 experiences not to miss in the Marvelous City of Rio de Janeiro

Ask any global explorer what the world’s sexiest city is and the likelihood is that Rio de Janeiro is near the top of the list. Its radiant beaches are a social gathering of all classes drawing in visiting sun-worshipers who ascend upon Cidade Maravilhosa, aptly named Marvelous City. The locals are known as cariocas which […]

9 great 'family-bubble vacations' in Ecuador

9 great ‘family-bubble vacations’ in Ecuador

As the world slowly recovers from COVID-19 and borders gradually start to open, families are increasingly anxious to again set out exploring the world. However, these intrepid souls are much more cognizant of the need for destinations that make it easy to maintain social distancing, avoid public transportation and evade crowded tourist areas. In this […]

6 wild destinations to counter cabin fever

6 wild destinations to counter cabin fever

What better antidote for being cooped up inside – or indeed the drudgery, din and dusty air of the city – than the great outdoors? Nature affords us the perfect contrast to crowded urban living. In small doses, such as a few stolen moments in a back garden brimming with flowers, it’s a blessed (if […]

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Where can Americans travel to in April?

Update: the vaccines are working! People are booking trips again – do you want to be part of this? Depending on your individual circumstances, the time may be right for you, before places get overrun again. Whilst Americans can’t yet travel to as many destinations as in 2019, and you must exercise your judgment, you […]

5 amazing rail journeys around the world

5 amazing rail journeys around the world

A journey by rail is one of the most romantic ways to travel. And, as passionate Bradshaw’s devotee Michael Portillo will attest, it’s also a fantastic way to discover remote landscapes, communities and cultures across the globe. In the early days of the luxurious Orient Express, just a handful of train rides could claim to […]

9 breathtaking Ecuadorian trekking vacations

9 breathtaking Ecuadorian trekking vacations

As the world slowly recovers from a microscopic organism that has turned our world upside down, borders are gradually reopening. As this occurs, travelers are more eager than ever to head out — safely — on life-changing “once-in-a-lifetime” journeys. One such adventure is trekking along Ecuadorian highland trails back-dropped by magnificent snow-capped volcanoes, stunning river […]

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Where can Americans travel to in March?

Good news! Our prospects for traveling more extensively and safely are steadily improving, and this New York Times article makes the point that all five vaccines have eliminated Covid deaths, and are reducing Covid to the status of a mild flu. I am excited, and no doubt you are too. Whilst restrictions on where Americans […]

5 favourite romantic retreats

5 favourite romantic retreats

Was Valentine’s Day a looming date you were slightly dreading? Another missed milestone comes and goes. Or perhaps it loomed with dread even in ye olde days of ‘normal’. How many overpriced meals in a fancy restaurant swarming with amorous couples do we really remember? No one can deny this pandemic has forced a shift […]

Where can Americans travel to in February?

Where can Americans travel to in February?

We have reason for optimism that 2021 will be far better than 2020, what with vaccinations being rolled out across America, and of course a new President taking office, who appears determined to get on top of Covid. This is clearly exciting, and good news for all, especially those keen to travel again. Whilst there […]

21 countries to visit in 2021

21 countries to visit in 2021

Following 2020, the year of staying at home, most of us are now yearning to travel again. As we bide our time through the darker winter months while vaccines are being rolled out, more people than ever are looking forward to travelling once more, whenever that may be. With so much culture and so many […]

Missed opportunities: 5 ways to celebrate when we can gather again

Missed opportunities: 5 ways to celebrate when we can gather again

Have you watched landmark dates come and go without the festivity you had always hoped for? Was a 40th birthday spent in your pyjamas at the kitchen table, waving at friends on Zoom? Did a year of planning a family reunion end in working out refunds instead? The New Year may not have started as […]

7 top Ecuadorian haciendas for stays in 2021

7 top Ecuadorian haciendas for stays in 2021

Here, in the pint-sized South American nation of Ecuador, 2021 will see the continued opening to some of the most amazing — yet safe — nature vacations. Situated well away from the congested cities and crowds that you might prefer to avoid are several luxurious haciendas – jewels in South America’s crown with breathtaking landscapes […]