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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… All Peruvians know about the great surfing that’s available along the coast, but surprisingly few tourists seem to hang 10 in Peru. The different geographies along the shoreline create very...
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
Of course, we marvelled at Machu Picchu on a recent foray to Peru. After all, 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
    By Janice Strong   It was a flying trip to Bogota, Colombia’s intriguing capital city. Quite literally. Three days with so much to see and not much time to see it. There is the history – pre-hispanic, colonial and modern. There...
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 the legendary Machu Picchu, a pre-Columbian Inca city in Peru’s south central region. Dating back to the 15th century, its phenomenal construction and historical significance make it one of...
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
“The most important thing you need to know about Ecuador is its diversity,” says Patricio Tamariz, owner/operator of Bahia Dolphin Tours. “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. This area is renowned for both fresh- and saltwater fishing, birding, climbing, hiking, cycling, canoeing and kayaking, nature photography, and...