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Top 6 places in Ecuador you can’t miss

Ecuador is a small country, but with a lot to offer, from endemic wildlife and pristine beaches to historical and natural sites in the Andean region. Read on to find out the top 6 places in Ecuador you can’t miss, from the Andes to the coast. Quito and the Middle of the World In Ecuador’s […] The post Top 6 places in Ecuador you can’t miss appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Attractions, Ecuador, Going Out, Regions, South America


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It looks like a cryovolcano erupted and spat out ice all over the city. There’s more salt on the road and on the sidewalks than in a Breton salt marsh. “We have to go through the garage door,” Feng warns me. “The walkway is just… solid ice. And it’s thick, eh, I tried to break it with the metal shovel but…” Oh yes, I’m definitely back in Canada. A friendly reminder to the rest of the world: To all my European friends who ask if #winter is almost over in #Canada… nope. @IsaUtah pic.twitter.com/D...
Tags: Travel, Canada, Santiago, South America, North America, Ottawa, Trump, Valparaiso, Mark, Feng, Breton, About Me, Canadian Life, Juliette Giannesini, Ottawa Cold From


Jesus statues around the world

Everyone knows about the iconic Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but there are actually a number of dramatic statues depicting Jesus Christ around the world. Christ the King in Poland wears a gilded crown. Vietnam’s Christ of Vũng Tàu overlooks the ocean. In Nigeria, Jesus de Greatest is carved from white marble and is the largest statue of Jesus on the continent of Africa. In honor of Easter, we’ve rounded up some of the coolest Jesus statues around the world, be they un...
Tags: Travel, Mexico, Nigeria, Africa, US, Spain, Grenada, Chile, Italy, Portugal, Poland, Argentina, South America, Jesus, John, Vietnam


The Best Atacama Desert Adventures in Chile

The long and skinny country of Chile has two major playgrounds for adventure travelers: the far south and the far north. The latter would be the Atacama Desert, where all kinds of adventures and excursions are available that could easily fill up a week's vacation on their own. Let's get one thing out of the way first though: Don't believe the guides and hack travel writers who tell you this Chilean desert is the "driest place on Earth" or the "driest desert in the world." Neither is true. The ...
Tags: Travel, Environment, Earth, Chile, South America, Iceland, ALMA Observatory, Atacama, Adventure Travel, Yellowstone, Death Valley, San Pedro, Atacama Desert, Travel Life, Adventure Tours, Don


South America Day 70 Quito

Today we are doing something we rarely do taking the Hop on Hop off Bus. We start at the spectacular San Francisco church an exercise in how much gold can be squeezed into one building. Its apparently the biggest church in South America. The Ecuad
Tags: Travel, San Francisco, South America, Quito


My 8 Favorite Hostels in Medellín in 2019

Posted: 3/19/2019 | March 19th, 2019 There are a lot of hostels in Medellín. As “gringo central” for Colombia, you can’t walk five feet without coming across one, with majority located in El Pablado (Gringoland) and Laureles (up-and-coming Gringoland). In fact, if you look on Hostelworld, you’ll find 93 hostels in this city. That’s a lot of hostels. I spent close to three weeks in Medellín: first for an extended time over the holidays and then again as I made my way from north to south. Like I...
Tags: Travel, Colombia, South America, Medellin, Hostelworld, Monet, Don, SELINA, Sugar Cane, Laureles, Forget Travel Insurance Travel, Poblado, El Pablado Gringoland, Los Patios, Hostel Rango Boutique Hostel Rango, Hostel Rango Boutique


This is Not Your Parent’s Colombia

Posted: 3/14/2019 | March 14th, 2019 Colombia’s troubled past – cartels, paramilitaries, poverty, petty crime — casts a long shadow that still reaches to today. The country is still viewed by many as a place where danger lurks around every corner.* Having grown up hearing stories of Colombian drug lords, kidnappings, murders, and muggings, these ghosts haunted the back of my mind as prepared to visit the country. Was the country going to be safe? Should I bring my electronics? The stories and...
Tags: Travel, Google, Europe, Colombia, United States, South America, Medellin, Bogota, Cartagena, Don, Cali, National Liberation Army, San Agustin, Popayan, United States Colombia, Tatacoa


The world’s top 5 luxury rail journeys

When it comes to exploring the world by train, the choice seems never-ending. For many it’s the destination that makes all the difference, be it the Rockies of Canada or Australia’s far-flung outback. But, it’s also the train itself that truly makes the journey truly unforgettable, whether you’re drawn to the glamour of travel’s Golden […] The post The world’s top 5 luxury rail journeys appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Featured, Australia, France, India, Turkey, Canada, Italy, Middle East, Rail Travel, Peru, South America, North America, Rockies


Discover Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca was a ‘must-see’ destination on our world tour of 15 countries in 10 months. But we found there is only one way to travel from beautiful Colca Canyon to Lake Titicaca; that’s the roller-coaster road over the volcanic mountains up to 4,910 metres and down into Puna, the elegant city on the banks […] The post Discover Lake Titicaca appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Attractions, Peru, South America, Lake Titicaca, Regions, Going Out, Colca Canyon, Discover Lake Titicaca


10 reasons you need to visit Colombia now

One of the most surprising things I learned recently is how diverse the landscapes and experiences are in Colombia. You can have urban experiences, spend time with indigenous and Afro-Colombian cultures, see wildlife, enjoy beaches on quiet islands, have river adventures, relax in hot springs, see a volcano, spend time in the mountains, see canyons, […] The post 10 reasons you need to visit Colombia now appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Colombia, Attractions, South America, Regions, Going Out


10 reasons why you need to visit Colombia now

One of the most surprising things I learned recently is how diverse the landscapes and experiences are in Colombia. You can have urban experiences, spend time with indigenous and Afro-Colombian cultures, see wildlife, enjoy beaches on quiet islands, have river adventures, relax in hot springs, see a volcano, spend time in the mountains, see canyons, […] The post 10 reasons why you need to visit Colombia now appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Colombia, Attractions, South America, Regions, Going Out


Five Hawks Down: watch the tragic migration of six Californian raptors

Watch these six dots move across the map and be moved yourself: this is a story about coming of age, discovery, hardship, death and survival. Each dot is a tag attached to the talon of a Swainson's Hawk. We follow them on their very first migration, from northern California all the way down to Argentina. After one year, only one is still alive. Discovered: destination Argentina The Buteo swainsoni is a slim, graceful hawk that nests from the Great Plains all the way to northern California. I...
Tags: Travel, Video, California, Mexico, Data, Earth, Surveillance, Birds, Conservation, Innovation, Argentina, South America, Map, Costa Rica, Panama, Veracruz


All that glitters is gold: some of the world’s most spectacular gold landmarks

Visit some of the world’s most impressive gold-themed attractions, from temples and museums that preside over the skylines of iconic cities to a lavish hotel made of gold which takes luxury to whole new heights, and a famous stretch of golden coastline which is a magnet for the A-list. After you’ve had your gold fix, […] The post All that glitters is gold: some of the world’s most spectacular gold landmarks appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Australia, Hotels, Russia, Colombia, Thailand, Accommodation, Attractions, Middle East, United Arab Emirates, Myanmar, South America, Eastern Europe, Oceania


15 Important Things to Know Before You Visit Buenos Aires

While residents of Buenos Aires spurn the moniker, there’s really no denying that Buenos Aires’ nickname as the “Paris of the South” is fitting – the architecture doesn’t lie. But the most European city of South America, and the Argentine capital is more than that. It’s a cosmopolitan city with a clearly defined Latin America twist and is a must-visit on any South America itinerary. If you’re planning to visit Buenos Aires Argentina for the first time, here are a few things you need to know bef...
Tags: Travel, James Bond, Argentina, Peru, South America, Secret Service, Uruguay, Bill, Guatemala, Latin America, Buenos Aires, Palermo, Destinations, Frank, Don, Estados Unidos


This is Not Your Parents’ Colombia

Posted: 3/14/2019 | March 14th, 2019 Colombia’s troubled past – cartels, paramilitaries, poverty, petty crime — casts a long shadow that still reaches to today. The country is still viewed by many as a place where danger lurks around every corner.* Having grown up hearing stories of Colombian drug lords, kidnappings, murders, and muggings, these ghosts haunted the back of my mind as prepared to visit the country. Was the country going to be safe? Should I bring my electronics? The stories and...
Tags: South America, Colombia


Latino Mysteries That Still Keep Me Awake at Night

“Yesterday night, for the first time in seven weeks, I realized I was missing you,” I told Feng on Skype. “I really wished you were there.” “Huh?” “Oh, yes, I did. See, I squeezed the last bit of toothpaste out of the tube in the morning. Bad timing to run out of it since I’m leaving in two days and I’m not a big fan of Chilean toothpaste. I mean, it’s a bit of a waste to spend $2 on a new tube I’m probably going to leave behind. But if you had been here, I would have used yours!” We both laughe...
Tags: Travel, China, Santiago, Chile, Brazil, Venezuela, South America, Jesus, Uruguay, Skype, Chinatown, Ottawa, Rio, Sao Paulo, Mark, San Isidro


The best times to visit the 4 amazing worlds of Ecuador

So, just when is the best time to travel to Ecuador? Ask any tour operator in the country, and they’ll tell you that there’s NEVER a bad time to experience this South American nation. Still, for those looking to visit our country at “ideal” times — when there’s the least rain, the most days of […] The post The best times to visit the 4 amazing worlds of Ecuador appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Featured, South America, Ecuador, Regions


What All Those Spanish Place Names Mean

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Tags: Travel, General, South America, Central America, Mexico Travel, Spanish, Cheap Latin America Travel, Cheap North America Travel, Usa Travel


Cartagena: A City of Color, Tourists, and Food

Posted: 3/12/2019 | March 12th, 2019 During the narco heydays, Cartagena was considered the only “safe” spot in Colombia for tourists. It was where foreigners vacationed, cruise ships docked, and rich Colombians built their vacation homes. Today, this colorful colonial city remains one of the most popular destinations for tourists and Colombians alike. Rich Colombians — and now foreigners — still build vacation homes here, cruise ships still dock, and the influx of tourists has grown with an in...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Colombia, Miami, South America, North America, Cartagena, Don, Ryan, Bocagrande, Getsemani, Forget Travel Insurance Travel, Busy Cartagena, Cafe Stepping Stone, Don Juan Another, La Cevichería Bourdain


Top 5 Latin American hotels for luxury spa retreats

Blessed with an abundance of luxury hotels in regions of astounding natural beauty, Latin America offers much for the discerning traveller seeking to switch off from the pressures of quotidian life. With wellness escapes and innovative spa treatments becoming an increasingly valuable element of a luxury travel experience, the natural bounty of Latin America’s unique […] The post Top 5 Latin American hotels for luxury spa retreats appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Colombia, Accommodation, Chile, Brazil, Argentina, South America, Costa Rica, Central America, Latin America, Regions, Speciality Travel, Spas & Pampering


15 the most beautiful places to visit in Panama

Gateway from Central to South America, Panama sits on a narrow isthmus sandwiched between the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. It is one of few places to sense harmony between scientific progress and wildlife. Here the huge metropolis of Panama City merges seamlessly into verdant tropical forests. With an unfussy, laid back vibe and...
Tags: Travel, South America, Pacific Ocean, Panama, Panama City, Beautiful Places, Caribbean Sea, South America Panama


Best things to do with kids in Japan

Japan often brings to mind the teeming but ordered masses on Tokyo’s Shibuya Crossing, the world’s busiest intersection, or Kyoto’s Golden Pavilion, a must-see — if you can peer through the throngs of tourists. But there’s a lot more to this nation stretching from the Sea of Okhotsk to the South China Sea. The natural and cultural landscape is one of the most varied you’ll find in one island nation, and it’s a great place to discover with kids. The ancient rubs up against the modern almost e...
Tags: Travel, Japan, China, Africa, Tokyo, South America, Disneyland, Family Travel, Kyoto, Hiroshima, All, Shibuya Crossing, Family Trips, South China Sea, Kansai, Okinawa


Galapagos: a once-in-a-lifetime luxury journey to experience rare and unique wildlife

It is easy to imagine why the Galapagos Islands are one of the top places to visit of many experienced travelers. Online, you can see many articles, reviews and photos of this exotic paradise, but the truth is, that none of them will really do justice to what you see in reality. When researching online, […] The post Galapagos: a once-in-a-lifetime luxury journey to experience rare and unique wildlife appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, South America, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Adventure Travel, Galapagos, Regions, Speciality Travel, Cruises & Boat Travel


Best family trips in South America

Perhaps you hadn’t been thinking of South America as a family travel destination. The huge continent is actually a fantastic place to explore with the kids — full of otherworldly landscapes, sand dunes, dinosaur sites, sky-high cable cars, national parks, and super beaches. For parents with an adventurous streak, there’s no better place to bring the family. From Ecuador down to Uruguay, here are some of our favorite places. Ecuador Photo: Stephanie Frias If Ecuador isn’t on your bucket li...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Europe, Usa, Colorado, California, US, Los Angeles, Atlantic, Chile, Beverly Hills, Brazil, Argentina, Patagonia, Peru, South America


Entre Rios – One of the Fantastic Day Trips from Buenos Aires

Recently, Leigh and I along with two great friends, Judy and Scot, backpacked in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park for eight days and then proceeded to the Patagonia Eco-Domes near El Chalten in Argentina to do some hiking in Los Glaciares National Park. We were well advised that Patagonia would be windy, rainy, sunny, cold and cool, might snow and did I mention windy. So our post-Patagonia plan was to fly to Buenos Aires and then take a boat up into the delta in the Entre Rios area, just o...
Tags: Travel, Chile, Italy, Argentina, Patagonia, South America, Uruguay, Calgary, Buenos Aires, Judy, ParanA River, Rios, Buenos Aires Argentina, Scot, Leigh, ParanA


Best surf spot in Central America

Central America has long been a hot surf destination for Americans. It’s easy to see why. The tropical region is right in our backyard, there are direct flights, and many of the surf spots exist in thriving, yet somewhat touristy, towns that make traveling convenient and comfortable. Few locations maintain the exotic appeal of surf travel’s origins — back when surfers were explorers who set out into the unknown. But Playa Venao, Panama, does just that. It’s remote, protected, and surprisingly...
Tags: Travel, Israel, Colombia, Peru, South America, North America, Pacific, Pacific Ocean, Costa Rica, Central America, Panama, Caribbean, Panama City, All, Costa Rica Panama, Bocas del Toro


Where is the Eurasian pole

It turns out that the “middle of nowhere” is actually somewhere very specific. Located in the corner of China that is bordered by Mongolia, Kazakhstan, and Russia, the Eurasian pole of inaccessibility redefines the benchmark for “remote.” The farthest point from any sea or ocean on the planet has always been on the bucket list of geography nerds and explorers, and as the name suggests, reaching it is an adventure not without obstacles. What is a pole of inaccessibility? The poles of inacce...
Tags: Travel, Google, Silk Road, Asia, Europe, Australia, China, Russia, Unesco, Atlantic, South Dakota, New York Times, Kyrgyzstan, Arctic, Antarctica, Moscow


10 amazing places to backpack in Central America

Central America is one of the most diverse and beautiful strips of countries in the world but yet it’s often overlooked. Our guest blogger Phoebe Simmonds from Passport Please tells us about her favourite places. You would be hard pressed to find a better region to backpack in than Central America. This small strip of land...
Tags: Travel, South America, Central America, Phoebe Simmonds


Destination: Antartica

Why? I want to bring you on a journey with me.  It has been 20 plus years in the making.   While I was attending Rigby High School in rural Idaho, I set a goal to travel to all 7 continents.  Growing up in a single-wide trailer and a son of a single mother, this was a very audacious goal.  In 10 short months I will take the last step in tackling this ambitious goal.  Cue the stirring music. I am sharing my experience, not to boast, or draw attention to myself (This is Mike by the way…). ...
Tags: Travel, General, Wikipedia, Santiago, Idaho, Antarctica, Croatia, South America, Adventure Travel, Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Mike, BOI, Antartic, Punta Arenas Chile, Antartica



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