South America

Oruro Festival, Bolivia.  Photo courtesy of VMT Bolivia.
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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 celebrations that range from unbridled chaos to more serene and […]

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Learn to chose fabrics and cook on the side of a volcano with the Karanki community of Ecuador.  Photo courtesy of GoCollette.
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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, boarding a plane and figuring out a strange place, just […]

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Trip Tips: A Local’s Guide To Buenos Aires, Argentina
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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 this fascinating city. 1. For those wanting to have a […]

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Hammocks In Heaven: A Culinary Escape To The Guatemalan Jungle
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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. She went on a weekend holiday, fell in love with […]

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Outdoor Travel: Experiencing Patagonia’s Most Beautiful Landscapes
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Outdoor Travel: Experiencing Patagonia’s Most Beautiful Landscapes

You’re probably wondering why I would bother writing a guide on outdoor experiences and landscapes for a destination that is almost nothing but outdoor experiences. That sheer, often overwhelming amount of choices is exactly why I feel the need to narrow the top natural things to do down into a […]