South America

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Colombia Travel: How To Explore Medellin Like A Local

Looking to explore Medellin, Colombia, like a local? Epicure & Culture caught up with Pablo Alvarez-Correa, founder of Real City Tours S.A.S, to get his take on how to get to know the city beyond the typical tourist sites. 1. […]

Starting the fire in the small rock oven. Photo courtesy of Katie Foote.

Peruvian Culture: Giving Thanks To Mother Earth Through A Volunteer Homestay Experience

As the heart of the Incan empire, the city of Cuzco, Peru represents the center of the indigenous Quechua culture. Beneath well-preserved colonial architecture and churches introduced by the Spanish conquerors, you can still spot Inca walls and roads supporting […]

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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 […]

food vacations

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, choose 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 […]