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South & Central: Exploring the 'Exotic Americas'
Nov 23, 2015
For those of us craving exotic adventure the allure of South America has never been stronger. It's a continent of...
Buenos Aires: Six Terrific Day Trips Out of Town
Jul 31, 2015
Mounds of meat, tango dancers in the street and nightlife that never sleeps - there are enough reasons that lure...
Paraguay: Five Places to Devour History
Jun 29, 2015
Many travellers bypass the landlocked country of Paraguay for its larger and most famous neighbours of Brazil and Argentina, but...
Venezuela: Five Incredible Escapes
Jun 24, 2015
Although it often falls into the hodgepodge of other South American countries, Venezuela is an exceptionally beautiful country with a lot...
Buenos Aires: The Penny Pincher’s Guide
Jun 23, 2015
Don't be fooled by nicknames like "the Paris of the South," Buenos Aires is still very much a feisty Latin city.
Chile: The Penny Pincher’s Guide
Jun 5, 2015
As the world's longest country, Chile is overflowing with natural splendor and rich cultural heritage. However, what many visitors don't realize...
Colombia: Five Breathtaking Views
May 28, 2015
Once a country that was more reputed for its opulent drug lords rather than any sort of cultural or natural...
Ecuador: The Eco Guide
May 6, 2015
Between the famed wildlife on the Galapagos Islands, the endless stretches of cloudforests and Amazon rainforests, and beautiful Pacific beaches, there is a lot for visitors to explore.
Santiago: The Barfly Guide
Apr 6, 2015
The largest city in Chile is a modern metropolis with an historic past.  The downtown core is mainly neoclassical while surrounding...
Lima: The Luxury Guide
Mar 19, 2015
Once renowned as South America's richest city, Lima was hailed as the City of Kings by Spanish conquistadors. Today, that...
Peru: A Music-Lover’s Guide
Mar 5, 2015
Peruvians have a unique relationship with music, seeing at as integral part of life rather than something to be enjoyed from a distance.
Ecuador: Four Places to Fall in Love
Feb 17, 2015
Although Ecuador straddles the equator, the coastal waters and mountainous terrain keep the weather of this South American country in a comfortable range making it a perfect place to travel almost any time of the year.
21 Most Luxurious Toilets in the World
Feb 16, 2015
Most of the world has come a long way since the days of outhouses and holes in the ground of yesteryear. For...
Argentina: Five Natural Wonders that will Steal Your Breath Away
Feb 6, 2015
Argentina is the second largest country in South America, but it is a place blessed by nature's tender touch. Home to such a collection of eclectic landscapes likes grassy plateaus, glaciers, snow-capped mountains and massive waterfalls, visitors who don't get lost in the diverse towns will most certainly get lost...
Ecuador: Four Fabulous Festivals
Feb 4, 2015
Ecuador has a long tradition with festivals, dating back to indigenous celebration that took place long before the Spanish arrived in the area. Visitors looking to have a good time will have their pick of the litter when it comes to celebrations in the country.
Colombia: Five Magical Archaeological Sites
Feb 2, 2015
Archaeological parks serve as one of the most important and impressive cultural riches in Colombia. Visitors can discover fascinating giant monoliths, cave paintings or even Colombia's lost city and see for themselves just a part of the magic of Colombia's history.
Colombia: The Foodie Guide
Jan 20, 2015
Colombia is one of those countries that invites you to eat your way through it. Some staples can be found in every town and city, while others are more regional and should be enjoyed in their place of origin. Along with the standards of bread and meat, look for a...
Chile: Four Incredible UNESCO Sites
Jan 19, 2015
When travellers think of Chile, they picture the sprawling Andes Mountains jutting out from the landscape like sharp teeth or maybe the exquisite Patagonia with its sleepy glaciers. However, what about Chile's cultural side? Not only does the country have a magnificent natural landscape to explore but it also...
Rio: The Penny Pincher’s Guide
Jan 7, 2015
As the world's top summer destination, visitors should expect Rio de Janeiro to be very expensive, especially during Carnival. However, that doesn't mean Rio is without its cheap activities, restaurants or accommodations. By taking on Rio from a frugal approach, the penny pincher will learn that there are a great...
When the Clock Strikes: Five Unusual Places to Spend New Year’s Eve
Dec 3, 2014
Many places around the world throw a huge party for New Year’s Eve. Greeting the coming year in Sydney or New York City certainly is amazing, but there are some locations that may not be as grand, but are truly spectacular in their own way. Kiribati Only a few of its 800...
Anchors Away - 17 Ferry Rides That Will Leave You Speechless
Nov 15, 2014
Ferries can be more than just a way to get from one location to another - they can often provide the best ways to tour some of the most beautiful and remote locations on Earth. Here are some of our favourites…
In Hot Water: Five Magnificent Natural Hot Pools
Sep 30, 2014
Canadians are no strangers to the wonders of natural hot springs -- just visit BC and you can choose from dozens of places. Although you’ll never grow tired of these, sometimes it’s nice to see what other countries have to offer and try something new. There are some amazing hot...
Dancing Feet: Five Cities That Will Get You Up and Moving
Sep 21, 2014
Music is both universal and regional, with certain styles calling to mind specific countries and cities. Who doesn’t think of the mysteries of Turkey and Persia when they hear belly-dancing music? Or the United Kingdom when watching the curiously elaborate Morris Dancing? Music colours our perception of a place just...
Chile: Five Breathtaking Beaches
Aug 15, 2014
The water in Chile is, well… a little chilly, but the warm sun and sand keeps the beaches busy during the summer months.
Brazil: UNESCO Wonders
Aug 5, 2014
Brazil is more than football, samba and raucous nightlife; this massive South American country is also home to a number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Rio de Janeiro By Phone – The Smart Way To See The Town
Jul 1, 2014
From the white sand of Ipanema to the dramatic views of Christ the Redeemer, the party capital of Brazil has earned its nickname of the Marvelous City. There is a lot to do in Rio de Janeiro with its 23 beaches, stunning architecture and infamous Carnival celebrations. However, for a...
Amazed by the Amazon
May 21, 2014
A trip on the Amazon River is on many bucket lists and I was fortunate enough to be able to check it off of mine with an incredible journey from Manaus Brazil to Iquitos Peru. Many cruise lines can only sneak into the entrance of the river due to their...
Peru - Riding The Waves
Apr 17, 2014
Head to the beaches on any fine-weather day in Peru and you’ll see dozens of surfers heading out to catch a wave.
Cartagena – Colombia’s Cultural Epicentre
Apr 13, 2014
Unquestionably romantic by nature, the narrow, ancient streets of Cartagena de Indias vibrate with colour and life. Nestled on Colombia’s breezy northern coast, the magic of Cartagena lies in its massive fortifications, the warmth of the people, the richness of its architecture and the infinite range of its cultural expression. A breathtaking...
Tree House Hotels – Branch Out On Your Next Vacation
Apr 9, 2014
Looking to branch out on your next stay? In the most beautiful forested areas around the world, hotel entrepreneurs are venturing into an area that was once purely the domain of young children: tree houses. These hotels are usually suspended high in the air and offer some breathtaking views while...
Don’t Cry For Me - Eva Peron Sites in Buenos Aires
Mar 15, 2014
Every city has its heroes that leave an eternal mark on the place. However, few cities are as enchanted as Buenos Aires is with Maria Eva Duarte de Peron. Eva Peron was first lady to the president of Argentina, Juan Peron. Evita, as she was known by her hordes of...
Take It Slow - Seven Great Train Journeys In South America
Mar 14, 2014
In the busy world we live in, it’s easy to forget to slow down and enjoy the trip. These seven amazing rail journeys in South America are scenic and soothing, providing a relaxing few hours in the middle of an ordinarily hectic schedule. Nariz Del Diablo – Devil’s Nose Originally part of...
The Luxury Guide - Rio de Janeiro
Mar 6, 2014
Rio de Janeiro is a city of parties, white sand beaches and dramatic mountainous landscapes – all of it is under the watchful eye of Christ the Redeemer. A vibrant and youthful city, Rio is also a Mecca for luxury-lovers. Its emerald half-moon cove attracts people to the city from...
Book-Lovers’ Heaven – The 11 Most Beautiful Public Libraries in the World
Feb 28, 2014
Public libraries are an important icon to cultures worldwide. They serve as a sacred place of learning where anyone can improve their knowledge. And although public libraries are a dying breed, many are jewels in their community because they have the most striking architecture and beautiful decor. Here are some...
Pucker Up - Eight Romantic Places To Steal A Kiss
Feb 14, 2014
Whether it’s around the world or closer to home, these gorgeous destinations may just be the most romantic places on earth to steal a kiss with the one you love...
Lovers Lust For Brazil - Four Romantic Destinations To Make The Heart Flutter
Jan 25, 2014
Brazil’s popularity among lovers looking for the trip of a lifetime is due to sheer range of romantic range vacations available...
Happy Cable Car Day! - Five Of The World’s Best Cable Car Rides
Jan 17, 2014
I’m not sure if you’re able to handle the excitement, but today is Cable Car Day. Yes, January 17 has been designated to celebrate all matters ‘cable car’, as the date marks that momentous day back in 1871 when Andrew Smith Hallidie received the first patent in relation to the...
The Tombstone Tourist - Five ‘To Die For’ Destinations
Jan 16, 2014
By Vickie Sam Paget Occasionally, do you find yourself feeling a little macabre on vacation? Then you may well be a...
That Jolly Old Man - Santa Claus Around The World
Dec 25, 2013
The act of children receiving gifts during the month of December is essentially the same all around the world. The character that brings the gifts however is not. In Canada we have Santa Claus, but many countries around the world have quite the unique view on the jolly December gift...
Dig In - Christmas Food Traditions Around The World
Dec 24, 2013
While the roast turkey that Canada enjoys every Christmas may seem pretty common place in a lot of other countries, every country celebrates Christmas a little differently...
Joy To The Whole World - 22 Tinsel-tastic Christmas Escapes
Dec 20, 2013
While Christmas is a time to spend with family, the allure of the many unique ways that different cultures celebrate the holiday is often too much to resist. Whether you crave dashing through the snow in a horse-drawn sleigh or making your friends jealous by getting a tan on the...
Let Off Some Steam - Escape On Ecuador's 'Cruise Train'
Jun 12, 2013
Ecuador is an unexplored destination with unparalleled beauty. Tucked away in a corner of South America, it is a country that abounds with cultural diversity and natural landmarks. Vibrant and alive, the influences of its Spanish and indigenous heritage are ever-present in its small villages and historic cities.
Truly Magical - A Father & Son Do Machu Picchu
Jun 3, 2013
The Lost City of the Incas is the type of eye candy to warrant being named to the New Seven Wonders of the World list and snag UNESCO World Heritage Site status.
Bogota Essentials - Six Must See Places In Colombia's Capital
May 4, 2013
From gastronomical adventures to browsing artisan folk crafts to the rich history - there's so much to do in Bogota.
Rapid Relaxation - Ten Exciting River Vacations
Mar 8, 2013
What is it that drives people to conquer the world’s most dangerous environments? Mountain climbers and cave divers put themselves in harm’s way to see heights and depths most of us will never approach, but not ever every nature adventure has to be so dangerous. White water rafting is a...
Above The Clouds - Exploring The History & The Mystery Of Peru
Feb 4, 2013
By John Carter Ranked among the world’s iconic sites, along with the Great Wall of China and the pyramids of Egypt, is...
10 Cities For Nightlife Fanatics
Jan 4, 2013
Travel is supposed to be relaxing, right? The golden rays of sunlight on a stretched (and impeccably toned) beach body, that’s what we all long for. But what happens after five hours of relaxation, after dinner and dessert? Here are 10 cities that have a tiring and inspiring answer to...
World Report - October 2012
Nov 27, 2012
  HONG KONG Visiting Asia’s World City Since it was reclaimed by China in 1997, Hong Kong has only become more important to Chinese-Western trade, making it a crucial bridge between cultures and one of the premier hubs for world travel. Any world-class metropolis will inevitably develop world-class attractions, and Hong Kong is...
Adventure Ahead
Nov 13, 2012
  Struggling to get into snow pants, winter jacket, boots and a life jacket, I’m thinking “What on earth have I...
Sun, Sand & Sitges - Spain's Sizzling Coastal Town Is The Place For Hot Beach Action
Aug 29, 2012
For many travellers, the epitome of a vacation is hours upon hours soaking up the sun and sights at the beach. Over the past several years, Sitges has secured a spot on the list of many in-the-know LGBT travellers. It’s proximity to Barcelona makes it a great city/beach destination, as...
Culturally Speaking - A Look At Vienna's Vibrant LGBT
Jul 30, 2012
Vienna, the capital of Austria, is well known for its grandiose architecture, cultural events and creative masterminds. It also boasts one of the most vibrant LGBT scenes in all of Europe, despite the fact it doesn’t define one particular area as the “gay village”. Here’s a brief overview of some...
5 Monumental Attractions
Jun 4, 2012
Some of man's most significant architectural and engineering feats stand witness to our enduring ingenuity. And our love of grandeur.
Wild About Nature - 4 Places To See Wildlife Up Close
May 18, 2012
Come face to face with some of nature’s most incredible inhabitants in the most intimate and the most spectacular settings on earth.
6 Places Savvy Travellers Have On The Radar
May 4, 2012
Once a destination gets too popular certain travellers move on to the next best thing. Here’s where they’re going.
Exploring Coastal Ecuador - Take A Road Trip From Guayaquil To Bahia de Caraquez
Mar 19, 2012
Travelling along Ecuador’s coast offers ancient history and cultures and boundless water adventures. And, there are a number of travel options. Want to experience the local colour?
4 Worlds In 1 - Ecuador Offers Clients Jungle, Mountain, Coastal & Urban Adventure
Jan 25, 2012
“Ecuador is not just Galapagos, but four worlds. In addition to the Galapagos Islands there is the Coast region, the Andes, and Amazonia.”
Around The Bend - Peru's Amazon Rainforest Reveals The Jungle's Wild Side
Dec 21, 2011
Who hasn’t heard of Machu Picchu, one of the most significant archeological and spiritual sites in Latin America? On July 24, 2011, Peru celebrated the 100th anniversary of Machu Picchu’s rediscovery by archeologist Hiram Bingham. Lost in the jungle for centuries and left in ruins, Machu Picchu was carefully restored...
Where The Wild Things Are - Megadiverse Ecuador & The Galapagos Islands
Jun 17, 2011
Designated one of 17 ‘megadiverse’ countries by UNESCO, Ecuador boasts an unbelievable array of wildlife (South America’s second smallest country is home to 1,640 species of birds, a record per square metre). And, the country’s four main regions showcase wildly differing geography. Where else can you trek through Amazon rainforest,
Old & New - Sample Santiago's Wonderful Mix Of Ancient & Modern Attractions
Apr 20, 2011
For so many Canadians, Chile is simply a place that exports great wine. But as a travel destination, it offers the winning combination of great weather, fascinating culture, superb food and wine, all bundled in great value for money.
By The Sea - Ecuador's Coastal Towns Boast Wildlife, Ancient Cultures & Panama Hats
Dec 13, 2010
“The most important thing you need to know about Ecuador is its diversity,” says Patricio Tamariz, owner/operator of Bahia Dolphin Tours.
Frommer's Top Spots
Jun 28, 2010
The editors at Frommer’s have consulted their many author-experts to come up with the top destinations for 2008. The list of 13 of the best and most beautiful spots the world includes ranges from big-city hotspots to tranquil rural retreats.
Los Lagos - Chile's Lake Region Offers A World Of Adventure
Feb 1, 2010
A two-hour flight south from Santiago, Puerto Montt is the capital of Region de los Lagos and the jumping off point for a whole world of adventure in Chile’s Patagonia.