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Posted by on Oct 25, 2016 in Travel Asia, Travel Brazil, Travel Destinations, Travel England, Travel Europe, Travel Netherlands, Travel North America, Travel South America, Travel Thailand, Travel USA |

Here are 5 Iconic Film Locations You Should Visit Once in your Lifetime

Here are 5 Iconic Film Locations You Should Visit Once in your Lifetime

Have you ever watched a movie and fell in love with a specific filming location? For sure, at one point, it has already happened to you. Whether it is a nice part where the stars are seen hanging out or a beautiful hotel where they slept in the movie, there are many places in films that can automatically awaken the wanderlust within you. Keep on reading and we’ll take a quick look at some of the perfect examples of such places.  Koh Phi Phi Thailand is rich with magnificent beaches, which are considered as amongst the best in the world. If you are a movie buff, on the other hand, one that should not be missed is Koh Phi Phi. On its western side, you can see the famous Maya Bay, which has been the filming location of The Beach, a film starring Leonardo DiCaprio. This tiny island attracts swarm of tourists who are wanting to have a slice of this paradise. Rio de Janeiro The beauty of Brazil’s...

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Posted by on Aug 16, 2015 in Travel Argentina, Travel Bolivia, Travel Brazil, Travel Chile, Travel Destinations, Travel Peru, Travel South America |

5 Great Countries to Visit in South America

5 Great Countries to Visit in South America

South America is a land of true beauty. Everything, from the majestic Iguazu Falls that cover the Argentina, Paraguay and Brazil border to the lively Sao Paolo and its remarkable Octavio Frias de Oliveira Bridge is a sight to behold. The rich cultural diversity creates great vacation experiences regardless of whether you visit Brazil in time for the Carnivores or are just there to enjoy the sun, the beauty and the exquisite dishes. Each of the countries in South America have something special that is worthy of your time. 1. The buzzing universe of Peru Peru is a purely outdoor tourist destination. With surfing trips and excursion trips into the Amazon rainforest, you would definitely be in the mood to taste something from the famous Peru street food cuisines. The city of lima would to prove to be an amazing place courtesy of its affordable housing, food and a perfect mix of culture and outdoor activities. From here, you can visit other exotic destinations like the oasis city of...

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Posted by on Feb 8, 2015 in Outdoor Nature Travel, Travel Destinations, Travel Ecuador, Travel South America, Travel Style, World Culture and History, World Travel |

Guaranda Carnival—Steep in the Fervor of Ecuador’s Carnival Festivities

Guaranda Carnival—Steep in the Fervor of Ecuador’s Carnival Festivities

If you go through the famous popular festivities published on the yearly calendar of Ecuadorian celebrations, then the one event that is bound to catch your attention is the Guaranda Carnival. Staged and celebrated with a lot of fanfare in central Andean destination of Guaranda, this carnival lures thousands of participants and revelers to the tiny province of Bolivar. During the Guaranda Carnival the intensity and fervor of the local population transcends all levels of imagination and delights domestic and international visitors alike. So, are you ready to explore the cultural bounties of Guaranda’s quaint city, tucked in the fertile Andean valley? Located on the western slopes Chimborazo Volcano (highest mountain in Ecuador) and rising to an elevation of 21.000 feet above sea level, the stunning scenery, colonial style architecture and other attractions of this region lying between the Pacific Coast and the Andes are also worth a look. Oft referred to as the “City of the Seven Hills”, Guaranda is a hotspot for vacationers, art and culture enthusiasts...

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Posted by on Nov 26, 2014 in Expats, Only The Best, Travel Destinations, Travel Peru, Travel Resources, Travel South America, Travel Style, Travel Tips | 1 comment

12 Interesting Facts about Peru

12 Interesting Facts about Peru

Peru certainly has its share of world wonders – Machu Picchu, Nazca Lines, Lake Titicaca – but most travelers to the country don’t know much about the amazing biodiversity and rich cultural history of the region. Read on for 12 surprising and fascinating facts about Peru so you can be your own tour guide on your vacation. 1. Peru Is for Surfers Though not well-known outside secluded surfing circles, Peru’s Pacific coast has some of the best left-handed waves and breaks on Earth.(Image by Javier Espinoza) 2. Peru Has 3 Official Languages When the Spanish conquered the Incans, they established their native tongue as the dominant language; however, the native languages of Quechua (largely regarded as a descendant of the Inca) and Aymara persist. It is also thought that deep in Peru’s rainforest, more than 13 native languages are still spoken widely. 3. Peru Has 55 Varieties of Corn Grown since before 1200 B.C., corn has a prominent place in Peruvian cuisine. Corn in Peru comes in all sizes...

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Posted by on Apr 4, 2014 in Accommodations, Backpacking, Budget Travel, Travel Central America, Travel Destinations, Travel Resources, Travel South America | 1 comment

Great Accommodation Options in Latin America

Great Accommodation Options in Latin America

Latin America is one of the major tourists’ destinations. It is well known for its people’s rich culture, colorful cities and historical relics, different variety of foods, natural wonders and amazing landscapes. Thus, travelers from different parts of the world are attracted to visit Latin America. An affordable and comfortable accommodation is a vital factor to consider while traveling. There exist different types of accommodation in Latin America. Some of the accommodation includes basic campsites, hotels, hostels, guesthouses, dorms, private rooms, apartments among others. Thus, travelers can choose from a wide variety of accommodations. Accommodation costs vary with the type of accommodation you have decided to choose. For example, dorms tend to be cheaper than luxury hotels, whereas private rooms are more expensive than hostels. Advantages of renting apartments in Latin America Apartments in Latin America Apartments are very vital especially if you are planning to stay for a long period that is more than a week. The main advantages of renting apartments include: Maintaining your independence Saving money...

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Posted by on Feb 9, 2014 in Outdoor Nature Travel, Travel Destinations, Travel Insurance, Travel Resources, Travel South America, Travel Style |

Top Beaches in South America

Top Beaches in South America

Bordered by both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans, there are also the warm waters of the Caribbean Sea lapping against South America’s beaches. Such an expanse of coastline provides something for everyone; traditional fishing villages, wave lashed surf resorts, hidden treasures and urban playgrounds, not forgetting achingly beautiful deserted islands. Just off the East coast of Venezuela lies the Los Roques archipelago, a national park consisting of 350 islands and cays. Azure blue seas lap gently on pristine white beaches. The clear waters team with life and little more than a snorkel is required to explore the coral forests. Gran Roques is the only inhabited island in the group. From there it is an hour’s boat trip to the tiny Cayo de Agua and the best beache in the park. Totally unspoilt, it may be too quiet for some but for others it is paradise found. Costeno beach in Columbia has miles of unspoilt sea front and the best surfing conditions in the country. North East of Tayrona National...

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Posted by on Jan 19, 2014 in Only The Best, Travel Peru, Travel South America, World Culture and History |

Inti Raymi – The Cusco’s Festival of Worshipping The Sun

Inti Raymi – The Cusco’s Festival of Worshipping The Sun

There’s a festival celebrated in Cusco, Peru for nine days called Inti Raymi. For those who ever heard of it, they probably know that that this festival is something related to the Incan God, Inti. Yes, it is actually a celebration of worshipping the sun. The celebration involves beautiful, colorful costumes, elaborate and formal banquets, festive music, reenactment of the rituals of ancient Inca, and a lot more. If you are looking for something between mythology and magic, you should visit Cusco for the festival of Inti Raymi. Being celebrated every year on 24th of June, Inti Raymi brings back all viewers to the ancient world of Inca people. Wiracocha, the God of Sun of the Incas, are being worshipped in this festival and it symbolizes the eternal solemn commitment of the marriage between Wiracocha and his sons, the human being. The ceremony usually takes place when the sun is the farthest from the earth, at the winter solstice. According to the myth, the ancient Inca people were afraid...

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Posted by on Jan 8, 2014 in Family Travel, Only The Best, Travel Ecuador, Travel Resources, Travel South America, Travel Style, Travel Tips |

A Family Vacation : Things To Do In Galapagos Islands

A Family Vacation : Things To Do In Galapagos Islands

Around 600 miles west of Ecuador mainland is the Galapagos archipelago which feature more than fifteen isolated isles. With its untamed stretch of land and notoriously amazing creatures ranging from the sea lions to the lizards, the Galapagos isolated isles can easily lure everyone looking for more than just a simple adventure. You will encounter an exhilarating moment in the wild where you get the chance to observe the small short-feathered penguins or the giant tortoises. Galapagos Islands offer a family vacation more than just what a luxury travel will give you. You’ll get the opportunity to appreciate what the nature has in store for us. Let’s take a look at the best things to do in Galapagos Islands for a family vacation : Free Things To Do If you enjoy beaches and sightseeing, we suggest heading to San Cristobal Island where you can spend two hours to half of your day there. The beach is simply amazing where you can witness the wildlife including lava lizards, wild iguanas,...

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Posted by on Jan 3, 2014 in Guest Post, Travel Asia, Travel Brazil, Travel Destinations, Travel Ecuador, Travel South America, Travel Style, World Travel | 2 comments

Where Your Itchy Feet Should Take You One Day

Where Your Itchy Feet Should Take You One Day

Do you have a bucket list? Even if you don’t have a bucket list, you most likely have watched an episode of the National Geographic so you probably have a good idea of places you would like to travel one day. With so many wonderful sights to view and things to do it is never too late to start building a bucket list and get travelling!  With this in mind, here it is a few suggestions of places to visit that I think should be on anybody’s bucket list: Galapagos Islands The Galapagos Islands will easily be the most enchanting islands you will ever visit. It may sound cliche but there’s quite simply no other place like it. The landscape, the wildlife and general atmosphere of the Galapagos is almost surreal. Some of the most famous animals found in the Galapagos Islands include giant tortoises, blue footed boobies, big iguanas, sea lions, penguins, and sea turtles. Another cool thing about the Galapagos Islands is that the animals there do not...

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Posted by on Dec 30, 2013 in Travel Brazil, Travel South America, World Culture and History |

9 Things You Must Know to Stay Safe for the Carnival de Brazil in Rio De Janerio

9 Things You Must Know to Stay Safe for the Carnival de Brazil in Rio De Janerio

The Rio de Janeiro Carnival is one of the greatest celebrations in the whole world. If you decide to go for this event, you will be in for a wild and enjoyable adventure. Huge groups, flowing alcohol and impulsive crowds can all lead to trouble. But hey, it is Rio Carnival and nobody should put you off visiting one of the worlds most vibrant and exhilarating events. You should however have in mind the following 9 things you must know to stay safe for the Carnival de Brazil in Rio De Janerio, safety first, stay safe and out of trouble. 1. Tickets for the Rio Carnival? You will definitely need a ticket for the official Samba competition, which costs about$60 to $1,000. Other than that, everything else is free. The street parties are called blocos. They are groups of people in exceptional outfits or matching shirts walking around and following huge floats called trio electric`o. If you feel the people’s rhythm is pleasant, simply join them. 2. Your Safety...

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Posted by on Aug 15, 2013 in Travel Africa, Travel Argentina, Travel Australia and New Zealand, Travel Brazil, Travel England, Travel Europe, Travel France, Travel Germany, Travel Japan, Travel North America, Travel Russia, Travel South Africa, Travel South America, Travel UK, Travel USA |

Top 10 Cities to Visit Around the World

Top 10 Cities to Visit Around the World

No mattered how seasoned you are as a traveler; the world still has a lot to offer. The globe’s top cities present boundless opportunities for new adventures and experiences. Modern conveniences like ultra-fast plane and train travel, travel insurance, and widely available internet access means that traveling has never been easier. In fact, the hardest part is deciding on where to go. If you’re stump, take a look at these top 10 cities to visit around the world. New York, USA The Big Apple often feels like the capital of the world. Walk down any street in Manhattan and you’ll hear a flurry of languages and dialects. This multicultural metropolis is also home to dozens of iconic attractions, including the Empire State Building, Statue of Liberty, Times Square, and Broadway. Read about 10 great free attractions in New York City. New York City – The Big Apple Paris, France Mused over by countless artists, writers, and philosophers throughout the centuries, Paris continues to delight with streets full of friendly...

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Posted by on Jul 30, 2013 in Outdoor Nature Travel, Travel Bolivia, Travel Peru, Travel South America, World Culture and History |

The Incas – What is it more to Know?

The Incas – What is it more to Know?

  My travel in South America, with no doubt fascinated me and left me with open jaw many times. Either the Salar de Uyuni of Bolivia or the Pantanal of Brazil were breath taking. As for Peru, the wonder of the South American old culture, the Incas, and the famous Machu Picchu have both long and rich heritage. But to truly appreciate and understand them both, we have to go back in time. Peru was the homeland of the Incas, under the military stewardship of Pachacuti and his son Topa Inca who ruled over a splendid empire in the mountains and fertile valleys of the Andes some 600 years ago. The Incas came to power in the 1400’s. Geographically speaking, the land of the Incas was not an ideal place to live in those early times. It used to be a very arid desert consisted of steep slopes which make farming quite a challenging task. The clever minds of the Incas devised a way to create terraces and fill...

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Posted by on May 26, 2013 in Travel Destinations, Travel Resources, Travel South America, Travel Tips | 1 comment

Travel Safely in South America! 10 Great Tips

Travel Safely in South America! 10 Great Tips

South America is a definite place to visit when an individual wishes to enjoy different and diverse cultures and hence also have a learning experience through the different cultures. As visiting the place may be such a good idea to most people, arriving and getting on with life safely is another matter altogether. This eventuality calls for people to be extra vigilant and in the same spirit learn all the specific modes and tips of making sure that they are safe in the area. When in South America, the first tip about safety that people need to realize and adopt is to stay alert at all times and watch their back. Many a times, people have been robbed and duped in the big cities which are the norm in the South American states. The second tip in making sure that you travel safely when in South America is to ensure that you are vigilant and aware of pickpockets and thieves. Visitors and tourists are normally singled out easily from...

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Posted by on May 17, 2013 in Backpacking, Outdoor Nature Travel, Travel Bolivia, Travel Destinations, Travel South America, Travel Style |

The Jouney of Salar de Uyuni in Boliva-What to Expect in this Tour

The Jouney of Salar de Uyuni in Boliva-What to Expect in this Tour

Bolivia, a country located in the heart of South America, may be known more about its rich revolutionary history, but this country has a lot to offer to its tourists. If you’re getting tired of the usual South American tourist destinations such as the straits, ancient Mayan ruins and the Andes, then travel to Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia! This place offers the best in desert exploration and adventure, and with its exotic scenery, your impression of desolate wilderness will just be replaced with natural, exotic beauty! Laguna Resorts The travel to Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia is adventure in itself: if you haven’t made your way in this part of the world, you got to experience the journey by riding a jeep. Crossing through the plains is breathtaking, literally and not literally! Because of high altitudes, tourists go along the journey with valuable oxygen supplies to ensure their safety. The hot sun complements the dry, sandy landscape, and it’s amazing to discover that tourists can see a wide variety of...

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Posted by on May 1, 2013 in Cruises, Outdoor Nature Travel, Travel Asia, Travel Australia, Travel Australia and New Zealand, Travel China, Travel Destinations, Travel Ecuador, Travel North America, Travel South America, Travel Style, Travel USA, World Travel |

4 Remote Places to Add to Your Travel Bucket List

4 Remote Places to Add to Your Travel Bucket List

An increasing amount of people are creating their very own travel bucket lists, compiled of all the places that they want to experience within their lifetime. This practice allows travelers to create a wish list of all the incredible places in the world that they want to visit, and yields some amazing results. Here are 6 stunning remote locations to add to your very own travel bucket list. Motuo County For decades, there have been attempts to build a road straight into the heart of Motuo County, yet every effort fails as the landscape reclaims it through landslides, extreme weather and dangerous conditions. This makes Motuo County one of the most remote and inaccessible places in China. This absolutely stunning natural wilderness is located within the Tibetan Autonomous Region and is home to one tenth of the flora in China. Getting there is only for the keenest travellers, with a gruelling hike over several days necessary to gain access to this beautiful and unspoiled paradise. Alaska While some might...

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