Category: South America

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Listen to Mother Earth

Life has always held uncertainty at its core, but daily life as we know it has now come to a standstill. Humanity all over the world is facing an invisible but very real threat: SARS-COV-2, otherwise known as COVID-19. Businesses closed, public spaces empty, and only essential workers in fields like healthcare and supply chain […]

5 dream Latin American trips to plan for 2021

5 dream Latin American trips to plan for 2021

With travel on hold over this difficult period, many of us are getting our travel fix by seeking inspiration for special trips to plan for a post-crisis 2021. As lovers of big adventures, we understand that the next best thing to going on a trip is at least planning the next one! Remote lodges in […]

Planning for the future: 5 luxurious and intimate getaways in Ecuador to consider when the coronavirus crisis passes

Planning for the future: 5 luxurious and intimate getaways in Ecuador to consider when the coronavirus crisis passes

Right now, the last thing on your mind is travel. We are all experiencing a once-in-a-lifetime health crisis and must take all preventative measures to ensure that COVID-19 doesn’t continue to spread. Our first priority is to keep ourselves and our families safe and healthy. However, even in these hard times, we must take hope […]

Top 10 "Middle of the World" travel sites to visit when life returns to normal

Top 10 “Middle of the World” travel sites to visit when life returns to normal

For travelers, the confines of being “sheltered in place” for some indeterminable period are particularly burdensome. Nonetheless, while all of us are coping with the uncertainty of when life will return to some semblance of normal, it remains important to keep in mind that this “moment” in time is just that – a moment, a […]

6 tempting foodie experiences from around the world

6 tempting foodie experiences from around the world

The world would be a tedious place if every country’s cuisine tasted the same. Bite after bite, continent after continent of bland sameness. Thankfully, that’s not the case, and the foods that we eat and experience when we travel are often the most memorable takeaways from any journey of discovery. Every townland, region, province, and […]

8 of the world's top wildlife experiences

8 of the world’s top wildlife experiences

There’s something extra-special about a luxury holiday that incorporates wildlife. Alongside, yes, the likes of gourmet dining and ultra-stylish lodges, there’s also the chance to come face-to-face with some of the world’s most iconic animals. From tracking gorillas in the jungles of Rwanda to spotting tigers on a safari in India, discover our curated list […]

The top luxury stays in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

The top luxury stays in Cartagena de Indias, Colombia

Colombia’s most famous writer, the inimitable Gabriel García Márquez, once said in a press interview that he could never have written his books if he had not been a journalist – because all of his material was extracted from reality. Wandering between the pastel-coloured colonial structures of Cartagena’s labyrinthine cobbled streets, one could be forgiven […]

Top 10 things to see and do in Easter Island

Top 10 things to see and do in Easter Island

This Chile-governed island, 2,200 miles from mainland South America is arguably the most remote inhabited place in the world and its fascinating history and culture reflects its isolated nature. Easter Island, also known as Rapa Nui, is accessible via a few flights a week from Santiago, Chile and one from Papeete, Tahiti. The island is […]

Street of the 7 crosses in Quito

Street of the 7 crosses in Quito

In the García Moreno street from south to north you can see at one end the Panecillo formerly known as the temple of the sun – Yavirac, and on the other side, the neighborhood of San Juan formerly known as the temple of the moon – Quilla. You can visit the following crosses located in […]

Coronavirus fears? Head to the wilderness

Coronavirus fears? Head to the wilderness

Coronavirus is on everyone’s mind right now – understandably so. We need to be sensible and treat it with respect. But you still want to travel, yes? Help is at hand. One solution for you is to head to the wilderness – areas of sparse populations are perfect for exploring and staying virus-free. Here are […]

Top 5 rainforest holidays

Top 5 rainforest holidays

Rainforests are the oldest living ecosystems on Earth, and the most diverse. They cover only 2% of the Earth’s surface but up to 50% of the world’s plants and animals live within them. A quarter of ingredients for modern medicines are found in rainforest plants and rainforests play an essential role in maintaining the Earth’s […]

5 must-see monuments and 5 luxury hotels to stay in

5 must-see monuments and 5 luxury hotels to stay in

In the ancient world, the Greeks had made a list of seven places any sight-seeing tourists in the Hellenic world should make the effort to see. Since the days of the Greeks and the Romans, the only monument in this list that still stands is the Great Pyramid at Giza. Our world offers more unique […]

Napo Cultural Center

Ecotourism and indigenous stewardship

Ecotourism is generally hailed as the best form of tourism for environmentally conscious travelers. When the idea of a retreat into nature complete with wildlife observation and beautiful amenities is sold to customers, it is certainly easy to see why this may be preferable to other forms of tourism. Hence, it makes perfect sense that […]

Northeastern Brazil: a cultural stew of culinary delights!

Northeastern Brazil: a cultural stew of culinary delights!

Rich in geographical and cultural diversity, Brazil is a delightful destination for those who love to eat and experience knowledge and flavors on a culinary journey through different regions of the country to stimulate the senses of sight, smell and, above all, taste. In fact, over more than 500 years of history, Brazilian cuisine results […]

What to find in the Plaza Grande of Quito

What to find in the Plaza Grande of Quito

The Plaza Grande or Plaza de la Independencia, is located on Av. Venezuela between Chile and Espejo. It is one of the biggest attractions of the colonial center of Quito. In it some of the architectural jewels are discovered which were fundamental pieces so that it has been declared by the United Nations, as Cultural […]

7 of Bogota’s best restaurants

7 of Bogota’s best restaurants

Surprisingly close in size to New York City, the massive Colombian city of Bogota has — culturally, artistically, and gastronomically — never felt more alive. Just as the country as a whole is shedding its past image, some exceptional Bogota dining venues are transforming the image of Colombian cuisine thanks to their superlative chefs – […]