South America

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Exploring The Amazon From Colombia (And Why You Really Need To Respect Nature)

Ever since the late 90’s, the Amazon jungle has inspired the image of a massive anaconda wrapping its slithering girth around my body from head to toe. In my vivid imagination, it drags me under water before biting my head off […]

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Fusion Safaris: Top 12 Fitness And Food Vacations For 2015

Food loving travelers, rejoice! If you want a guilt-free way to enjoy the best wines, seafood and regional cuisine around the world, chose from these food-fitness safaris, active trips that will have you burning calories without even realizing it. In […]

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Wellness Travel: World’s Top Boozy Yoga Vacations

On first consideration, drinking and yoga may seem rather incompatible. If, like me, you’ve occasionally had one too many glasses of red wine before heading to an hour of vinyasa and downward dog, you may have reservations about combining the […]

Top 10 Yoga Adventures For Thrill Seekers Around The World

Top 10 Yoga Adventures For Thrill Seekers Around The World

When we think of yoga, most of us think of relaxation, inwardness and meditative states. We think of balance and stretching, being centered and strength. Yoga is all these things, and there are many vacation retreats in beautiful places around […]

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Tasty Travel: Latin America’s Best Street Eats

Alongside Southeast Asia and China, Latin America is without a doubt the home of some of the most sensational street eating on the planet. Forget about the grandiose gastro establishments of Oaxaca or the finicky fusion diners of Lima: it’s […]

Oruro Festival, Bolivia. Photo courtesy of VMT Bolivia.

Colorful Culture: Amazing Lesser-Known South American Festivals

Of all the people, on all the continents, South Americans really know how to party.  Their indigenous roots and Christian colonization leads to an amazing assortment of fiestas.  Chose from indigenous harvest festivals to religious holidays to music performances, with […]

Learn to chose fabrics and cook on the side of a volcano with the Karanki community of Ecuador

The World’s 12 Best Homestay Experiences For Culturally-Curious Travelers

“There’s no place like home”. This phrase is one we encounter often in Christmas carols, romance novels and cheesy TV series. At first, it seems to eliminate the incentive to travel. Why go through the trouble of packing your bags, […]

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Trip Tips: A Local’s Guide To Buenos Aires, Argentina

Looking to travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina? Epicure & Culture caught up with Andres M, a Buenos Aires local tour guide, to learn how travelers can immerse themselves in local culture, savor tasty delicacies and go beyond the guidebook in […]

Hammocks In Heaven: A Culinary Escape To The Guatemalan Jungle

Hammocks In Heaven: A Culinary Escape To The Guatemalan Jungle

On a recent trip to Guatemala, I met a woman who left her urban life as a fitness guru in Guatemala City to tease out the secret ingredients of the jungle in order to nourish guests in a forest retreat. […]