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Trendy Tastes of Peru – Discover What Top Chefs Already Know

Trendy Tastes of Peru – Discover What Top Chefs Already Know

Peruvian food has become the latest trend in cuisine, carving out its own niche in high-end restaurants across the world. But fancy eateries aren’t the only places dishing up Peruvian food—take-out restaurants serving Peruvian chicken are common in the U.S., and Peru’s ancient quinoa grain is soaring in popularity appearing in recipes on Pinterest and in grocery stores from Pittsburgh to Paris.

Here is a list of some of the tastiest foods you can only get in Peru (for now), and where you can find them.

January 26, 2015 | By More
Escape The Cold – 5 Adventure Vacation Destinations Where It’s Hot in February

Escape The Cold – 5 Adventure Vacation Destinations Where It’s Hot in February

5 Places Where it’s Hot Hot Hot in February

Ever get the winter blues or just want to take advantage of the notorious airline discounts during the dreaded, coldest-month-of-the-year—February? Whether it’s for sunnier skies, the thrill of adventure, or a romantic getaway with your sweetie, here are five places that will definitely turn up the temperature in your life as they are sure to be hot in February.

October 27, 2014 | By More
River Cruising Is Not Just For Europe Anymore

River Cruising Is Not Just For Europe Anymore

Contrary to popular belief, river cruising is not exclusive to Europe. Most of the world’s great cities have emerged along the shores of mighty rivers and today river cruising has expanded to travel the world’s great rivers. There are opportunities to explore rivers all across the globe, from the Yangtze River in China to the Irrawaddy river in Burma. There are also river cruises in the USA and South America, with routes along the Mississippi and the Amazon rivers. River cruises offer the opportunity to explore territory which is often thought of as the remit of backpackers, in a luxurious relaxed, leisurely and safe way.

August 13, 2014 | By More
Machu Picchu Travel Tips – How To Make The Most Of Your Once In A Lifetime Visit

Machu Picchu Travel Tips – How To Make The Most Of Your Once In A Lifetime Visit

The high season for Peru’s top attraction – Machu Picchu – has begun. Yet, just because the destination is popular doesn’t mean the trip there is always a walk in the park. Use these insider Machu Picchu Travel Tips to plan the best trip possible.

Beautiful vistas are common at Machu Picchu. Often though, so are large crowds and fickle weather. That means now is a good time to brush up on the top tips for making the most out of one’s visit. There are plenty to consider.

May 30, 2014 | By More
Where To Find The Best Nightlife and Food in Bogota

Where To Find The Best Nightlife and Food in Bogota

Enjoying Bogotá’s Nightlife and Cuisine at 93 Park

Since the beginning of the millennium, Colombia has been transformed into one of the most cosmopolitan of tourism hubs in South America. The epicenter of this great shift is in Bogotá, which is one of the most culturally diverse and densely populated cities in the region. But for fans of the nightlife, you can narrow your search for the ideal tourist destination to one particular area in Bogotá – and that’s Parque de la 93, or 93 Park. Here are a few prime hotspots for those who want to experience the best nightlife that Bogotá has to offer.

January 20, 2014 | By More
Where To Find The World’s Best Parties

Where To Find The World’s Best Parties

The vast majority of travel guides that crowd dusty shelves in books stores and personal libraries tell you where to find the best hotels, countless museums and endless architecturally significant churches, but they’re missing one of the most important reasons we travel – to discover where locals go to party!

Where To Party Around The World. The Matador Network, a community of young travel bloggers who tell it like it is, has just published the “ultimate guide to partying around the world”, with 101 Places To Get F*cked Up Before You Die.

January 14, 2014 | By More
Take A Bite Out of Bogata – Guide To Delicious Regional Dishes

Take A Bite Out of Bogata – Guide To Delicious Regional Dishes

As we all know, one of the best parts of travelling is discovering new delicacies. If you are one of those people always up for something new, time for you to get cheap flights to Bogota just to try their outstanding local food. Bogota offers a wide range of restaurants that serve regional and international foods – just hearing about it will have your mouth watering.

Local Flavors
In Bogota, their key traditional dishes are based on pork, beans, potatoes, corn, rice and soups. Below are the top five dishes one should always try in this divine place:

July 1, 2013 | By More
Traveling To The Ends of The World To Discover Ushuaia

Traveling To The Ends of The World To Discover Ushuaia

Ushuaia, on the Argentine side of Tierra del Fuego, calls itself “the southernmost city in the world”.  There’s some quibbling about the title based on the definition of a city, but Ushuaia is the most often cited. I arrived in November, early summer.  The wind was strong.  I leaned against it like Michael Jackson in […]

April 10, 2013 | By | 1 Reply More
Off-Roading For Oysters in Chile

Off-Roading For Oysters in Chile

A local in the town of Pucón offhandedly gave me some of the best advice I received during my three-week journey around Chile when she found out I was traveling to the remote island of Chiloé: “If you like oysters, go to a town called Caulín.  Best oysters in the country.” My eyes nearly popped […]

November 6, 2012 | By | Reply More
Put A Dash of Salt in Your Trip to South America

Put A Dash of Salt in Your Trip to South America

When planning a trip to South-America, no one should miss the chance to see the world’s largest salt-flat, “Salar de Uyuni” – the stunning salt-desert located in Boliva’s Potosi region. Most offered trips take three to four days, as this area is packed with other spectacular sites, as well as the 10 meters thick salt […]

June 25, 2012 | By | Reply More
5 of the World’s Best Train Trips

5 of the World’s Best Train Trips

Its official: the train is still the most romantic and glamorous way to travel. Whatever the destination, going by train makes your holiday all about the journey – below, we list 5 of the world’s best train trips with the most spectacular rail lines in the world. Want to take an epic train journey? Win […]

May 9, 2012 | By | Reply More
Journey to the End of the World – The Patagonia Andes

Journey to the End of the World – The Patagonia Andes

Some of us are fine with knowing that we will never explore our planet’s many beautiful landscapes. We look to television and the Internet for environmental perspective on the places we share interest in, but seemingly would never venture to. It’s understandable. Unless you’re an experienced trekker, the idea of traveling to some distant destinations […]

May 7, 2012 | By | Reply More
Machu Picchu and Galapagos Islands – Make One Fabulous Vacation

Machu Picchu and Galapagos Islands – Make One Fabulous Vacation

Two Adventure Vacations in One – Trip Report of a Fabulous Family Vacation to South America and the Galapagos. Many times, when you travel a long distance, you want to grab every adventure you can while you are that far away. That’s what happened when we planned our family vacation this summer.

October 18, 2011 | By | 1 Reply More
A Newcomers Guide To River Cruising

A Newcomers Guide To River Cruising

A river cruise offers a very unique way of travelling. The Ships are much smaller than their ocean-bound counterparts, with an average sized river ship carrying around 150 passengers, giving you the opportunity to soak up scenery that cruise liners simply cannot access.

August 9, 2011 | By | Reply More
Exuberant Spring Festivals

Exuberant Spring Festivals

It feels like only yesterday when we were celebrating Christmas and yet Pottsitauny Phil has promised that Spring is already fast approaching. Now is the time to plan your escape to another part of the world this Spring.   Why not take this opportunity to plan a journey to one of the world’s best spring […]

February 10, 2011 | By | Reply More
Machu Picchu Closed To Tourists

Machu Picchu Closed To Tourists

In recent weeks there are been major damage to the roads, railbeds and trails leading to Machu Picchu in Peru.  Heavy rains have caused mudslides and erosion to roads betweeen Cusco and Agus Calientes.  You may remember recent stories of 2,000 tourists being stranded at Machu Picchu after mudslides closed access roads.  After days of […]

February 24, 2010 | By | Reply More
Cruise Aboard The Restored Luxury Yacht, Grace

Cruise Aboard The Restored Luxury Yacht, Grace

Just the word “Grace” conjures elegance, distinction and beauty as exemplified by Grace Kelly, Princess of Monaco. Today you can relive some of the royal majesty of those by-gone days aboard the newly restored 145-foot motor yacht Grace.   Originally gifted to Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly as a wedding gift by billionaire Aristotle Onassis, […]

January 26, 2009 | By | Reply More
6 Reasons Everyone is Heading to Buenos Aires

6 Reasons Everyone is Heading to Buenos Aires

1)  The city sizzles! It’s a fun, sophisticated city, often called the Paris of South America 2)  Prices are low, Low, LOW – The US dollar is still king 3)   Temperatures are hot, Hot, HOT – 80’s all winter! 4)  Shopping is divine – supple leathers being the greatest bargain 5)  Dining is superb […]

January 22, 2008 | By | Reply More