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Why You Should Get Travel Insurance When You Travel

Posted: 1/17/2019 | January 17th, 2019 I’ve written about buying travel insurance a lot. I’ve talked about how to find the right policy, discussed why , and answered a few of the most common questions on the subject. But while I’ve talked about the practical “how-to” part of getting insurance, I’ve never really focused on the why of travel insurance. So let’s talk about that today. Why should you buy travel insurance? Why is it important? What’s in it for you? Peace of mind. And the potent...
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Travel video of the week: Hidden secrets of Easter Island

Modem archaeological scientists and engineers try and recreate and decipher the mystery of Easter Island’s Moai statues by experimenting with archaic engineering methods and mysterious practices. Curved from stone, the human figures have over-sized heads, often resting on massive rock platforms called ahus, partially buried underground. 1,000 statues exist on the island, 30 feet tall, […] The post Travel video of the week: Hidden secrets of Easter Island appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Videos, Chile, South America, Regions, Travel Miscellany, Easter Island


What places can you see without a cruise in the Galapagos?

A land-based tour to the Galapagos allows the traveler to explore the enchanted islands while staying at a hotel or lodge on one of the three main inhabited islands: Santa Cruz, San Cristobal, or Isabela. Visitors can chose one island to serve as their home base, or island-hop between the three. The flexibility of a […] The post What places can you see without a cruise in the Galapagos? appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, South America, Ecuador, Galapagos, Regions, Isabela, Santa Cruz San Cristobal


5 reasons to discover the beautiful Atacama Desert

The Atacama Desert in Chile is the driest in the world, some parts of it have never seen rain. It is the oldest in the world at 150M years and the highest in the world – we visited some parts at 4,600 metres. It is also simply huge at 1,500 sq km and has many […] The post 5 reasons to discover the beautiful Atacama Desert appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Chile, Attractions, South America, Regions, Going Out, Atacama Desert


Total lunar eclipse coming

The name of the unique celestial phenomenon might sound a bit dramatic, but then again, so is the phenomenon itself. On January 21, at around 12:12 AM EST, a total lunar eclipse called “super blood wolf moon” will be visible in the night sky. The name describes a total lunar eclipse that makes the moon appear larger and red to people on Earth. Total lunar eclipses only happen when the sun, Earth, and moon reach perfect alignment, causing the Earth’s shadow to hide the moon from view. By contr...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Africa, US, Earth, Moon, South America, North, All, Eclipse, Eclipses, Lunar Eclipse


Our Offbeat Travel List: 11 Destinations You’re Not Considering…But Should

There is certainly no shortage of “Hot Travel Destinations” or “Best Places to Visit in 2019” lists circulating these days. But, we find that most of these lists include many of the usual or well-known travel destinations. As we field questions about our own favorite destinations, most memorable experiences and where we recommend people to travel, we thought we’d add a twist to the traditional travel destination lists and share some unusual, lesser-known or unconventional destinations that might...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Africa, Georgia, Turkey, Iran, Colombia, Afghanistan, Unesco, Pakistan, United Kingdom, Kyrgyzstan, Ethiopia, Bangladesh, Miami, South America


SHARK! (At AquaRio…)

“So, no Aquaman.” “Zero chance.” “Megalodon… I KNOW, I KNOW! It was a long time ago!” “Yep, no extinct, massive creature.” “Nemo?” “We should be able to find it.” “Dory?” “Likely in the same tank. Eh, you might see sharks too.” “SHARKS?” “Yes, but they’re smaller and less scary than you think. Unlike in movies,” I clarify. I remember being obsessed with Jaws, much like Mark is obsessed with The Meg, and feeling both a bit disappointed and relieved by the average size of a great white shark. I’m ...
Tags: Travel, Beijing, Brazil, Rio De Janeiro, South America, Jaws, Rio, Botafogo, Mark, Meg, Feng, Museu, Eduardo Kobra, Uruguaiana, South America 2018-2019, Praça Mauá


10 surrealistic South American travel hotspots

Even after journeying to more than 110 countries, I continue to find that nothing has the potential to be as life-altering as a remarkable travel experience. Though we all learn and grow on every trip we take, occasionally there’s a truly unique moment, a special circumstance or a distinctive sight that changes a seemingly simple […] The post 10 surrealistic South American travel hotspots appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Colombia, Chile, Attractions, Brazil, Peru, South America, Ecuador, Bolivia, Regions, Going Out


Peru’s Salkantay Trek vs. the Inca Trail

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Tags: Travel, Hiking, Peru, South America, Adventure Travel, Travel Industry, Inca Trail, Trekking, Destination Reports, Travel Adventures, Cheap Latin America Travel, Peru Travel, Adventure Tours, Travel Adventure, Peru prices


7 reasons for extending your stay in Quito

Quito is well known as a heritage city that offers a variety of cultural activities and sightseeing. Nevertheless, most of the travelers use Quito as a stopover before or after their trip to the amazing Galapagos Islands. There is plenty to explore for the most avid traveler to plan to spend a few nights in […] The post 7 reasons for extending your stay in Quito appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Attractions, South America, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Regions, Going Out, Quito


Why you need to visit French Guiana

During the 2014 World Cup , French Guiana got the geographical equivalent of 15 minutes of fame. A place a good portion of the world didn’t know existed, much less could find on a map, was highlighted in numerous maps of World Cup stadiums around Brazil, as well as the subject of a number of “interesting places to travel around the World Cup” stories in the months leading up to the event. And that was the last most of the world thought about it. It’s not the world’s fault, really. Getting to t...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Florida, US, Paris, Italy, Avis, Brazil, New Orleans, South America, Laos, Caribbean, Martinique, Buenos Aires, Canary Islands, Cacao


Tips on travel to Antarctica

A mere hundred years ago, going to Antarctica was exclusively the realm of hardened, grizzled explorers who didn’t mind being away from home for years and losing a toe or three. Flash forward to 2019, and you’ve got ships with wine pairing dinners and butler service making dozens of trips there a year. Though getting there’s not cheap, the White Continent is now fully accessible to anyone who can afford it. But it’s still not as simple as taking a 10-day tour around the Caribbean. Because Ant...
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Quito Ecuador

Our first real foray into South America begins in Quito.We have a very comfortable inexpensive Airbnb here for 6 weeks.As we did in Malaga last year we plan to use Quito as our home base to take side trips to various sights in Equator.Next up
Tags: Travel, South America, Airbnb, Málaga, Quito, Quito Ecuador


The Ultimate Bucket List: The 8 Best Travel Tours in the World

Do you want to take a trip to a foreign country? If you never have, you should! Traveling abroad helps enhance your views and knowledge of the world. You’ll see amazing sights, meet amazing people, and overall have an unforgettable experience. But here’s the issue when traveling abroad – you’re a long way from home. Things are done differently in foreign countries. From social customs to attire to paying for goods and services, you’ll experience some bumps along the traveling road. That’s why a ...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Mountains, China, Africa, Nepal, Morocco, Antarctica, Burma, Peru, Myanmar, South America, Vietnam, Madagascar, Machu Picchu, Hanoi


South America Day 1 Rio de Janeiro

Were off on our travels again this time to South America starting in Rio de Janeiro. Its a long journey our first day having already spent 2 hours on a coach consists of 13 hours of flying plus 4 hours at various airports finishing with an
Tags: Travel, Rio De Janeiro, South America


Conrad Cartagena – Colombia’s Biggest Golf and Beach Resort

Colombia has never been a country with a history of golf courses and while the country has plenty of coastline, there haven't been many full-fledged beach resorts. Its most popular city for tourists got a boost on both counts this year with the opening of Conrad Cartagena Resort. This Hilton brand property is well out of the city, so don't cash in your loyalty points there if you're planning to spend a lot of time strolling the historic center inside the stone walls. Going way out past the air...
Tags: Travel, Colombia, Golf, Hilton, South America, Jack Nicklaus, Meetings, Beaches, New Hotels, Colombia Travel, Luxury Hotels Colombia, Cartagena, Luxury Beach Resorts, Beach Resort, Golf Courses, Golf Resorts


Where to travel by zodiac sign

Maybe you think astrology is stupid. Maybe you think it’s a bunch of hippie-dippy junk science people use to excuse bad behavior. “Well you should have known I was going to was going to cheat on you, Janet. I’m a Scorpio!” Ok, well put that aside for a second. Because if you buy into astrology — if only for the time it takes to read your horoscope — it can be pretty entertaining. And sometimes, surprisingly accurate. Besides, even if you’re not into astrology, there’s a good chance someone yo...
Tags: Travel, Japan, Instagram, Montana, Mexico, La, Israel, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, America, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Barcelona, Colombia, Thailand, Maine


How to Prepare for Trekking in Patagonia

This post is sponsored by Sporting Life but I hope you’ll keep reading as it’s packed with useful information. I’m heading to Patagonia this week to hike both the “O” Circuit in Chile’s Torres del Paine National Park and to do a few day hikes in Los Glaciares National Park in Argentina. I have spent in excess of 30 hours researching, planning and preparing for this trek in Patagonia. Four of us are doing it on our own and good information seems to be really hard to come by. Some of the advice mi...
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The top places to visit in 2019 according to Rough Guides

Rough Guides has announced its annual list of must-see destinations. A team of expert writers and editors have recommended a list of 19 places that it would be best to see in 2019. The list comprises 8 top towns and cities, 6 top regions, and 5 top countries. Below is a selection of the Rough […] The post The top places to visit in 2019 according to Rough Guides appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Asia, Europe, Featured, China, Africa, Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom, Kyrgyzstan, Argentina, South America, Norway, Central America, Panama, Rwanda


How I Ended Up On My First Solo Trip

In an effort to bring you some new voices on Ottsworld, here is a guest post from blogger Jackie Sills-Dellegrazie. I met Jackie recently at a Blog conference and she so nicely said to me, “you inspired me to travel solo!” I was so touched as I heard her story of her hearing me speak at the New York Times Travel Show and her first solo trip! I asked her to share that experience on my blog since I think so many women out there can relate to overcoming the fears to travelling solo! I hope you enj...
Tags: Travel, London, NYC, Southeast Asia, New York City, Thailand, Malaysia, Santiago, Chile, Guest Post, Argentina, Patagonia, South America, Jackie, Borneo, Samantha Brown


2018: 6 Countries, 32k Miles, And Some BIG Changes

This post 2018: 6 Countries, 32k Miles, And Some BIG Changes appeared first on The Professional Hobo. While spending December 2018 at a friend’s place in Florida, I was trying to remember when I did “that crazy detox retreat” in Thailand. Looking back, it felt like it was at least a year prior. When I realized it was actually only earlier the same year, I was floored. For some reason I thought 2018 had been more sedentary than it was; I couldn’t possibly have visited six countries – including si...
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Top 5 luxury Amazon experiences

The Amazon rainforest is one of the most unique and intriguing habitats on the planet. Bursting with life on land, in the water and in the skies, this magnificent jungle is on many a traveller’s wish-list. Long gone are the days of sleeping in lines of hammocks whilst being attacked by mosquitoes, today there is […] The post Top 5 luxury Amazon experiences appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Brazil, South America, Adventure Travel, Regions, Speciality Travel, Cruises & Boat Travel


Lares: Adventure Travel for Everyone in Peru

Are you looking for a Peru itinerary that enables adventure travel for everyone in South America? A trip that a divergent group or family can enjoy together? Skip the set itineraries and choose a more flexible Lares adventure instead. One woman in my group was clearly worn out after a hard day of hiking the day before and our extensive walk around the ruins this day. A bit winded by the altitude perhaps, not quite in shape for consecutive days of trekking. She didn't look like she was going to...
Tags: Travel, Peru, South America, Adventure Travel, Peru Tours, Inca Trail, Awesome View, Travel Life, Luxury Travel Features, Peru Travel, Adventure Tours, Andes Mountains, Andes, Sacred Valley, Incas, Cusco Sacred Valley


How I Research My Solo Travel Destinations

Posted: 1/2/2019 | January 2nd, 2019 Kristin Addis from Be My Travel Muse writes our regular column on solo female travel. It’s an important topic I can’t adequately cover, so I brought in an expert to share her advice for other women travelers to help cover the topics important and specific to them! In this month’s article, she shows you how she researches and plans her trips! What’s the best way to go about researching your next trip when all of the decisions will fall to you as a solo travel...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, Europe, Japan, Pinterest, Instagram, Bali, Indonesia, California, China, India, SIM, Thailand, South Africa, Antarctica


23 of the Top Things to do in Peru – Travel Tips for Everyone

There are a lot more things to do in Peru than just trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Albeit, you must visit the magnificent Inca ruins when you are there. But when visiting South America's most popular tourist destination, you may want to check out all the other amazing sites too! Things to do […] Read the original post 23 of the Top Things to do in Peru – Travel Tips for Everyone on The Planet D: Adventure Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Amazon, Peru, South America, Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Cusco, Andes, Huacachina, Rainbow Mountain


How to combine glaciers and luxury hotels in Patagonia

Visiting the vast expanse of Patagonia would not be the same without a visit to at least one glacier. These huge towering blocks of ancient ice are seriously impressive and becoming rarer by the minute as the world gets warmer. In the southern cone it is possible to hike on their jagged peaks, take helicopter […] The post How to combine glaciers and luxury hotels in Patagonia appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, Hotels, Accommodation, Chile, Argentina, Patagonia, South America, Regions


My Favorite Reads of 2018

If you read about my literary journey in 2017, you might not expect that this year could top it, but 2018 was a great year of reads for me. The number of books I read is my second all-time high score with a whopping 95 books. (The highest number of books I read was 101 books and that was well over 25 years ago.) It is what you read when you don't have to that determines what you will be when you can't help it. ― Oscar WildeClick To Tweet This was my 7th year completing the GoodReads Rea...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Books, Japan, Usa, England, New York, London, Minnesota, Greece, Molly, Russia, US, Earth, Best, Features


12 Amazing Things to do in Cartagena

Located on Colombia’s Caribbean coastline, Cartagena was founded in 1533. It was one of the main ports from which gold and silver poured back to Spain and at which enslaved Africans arrived in South America. Consequently, there are lots of historic sights on show. Because Cartagena was vulnerable to pirate attacks, its Old Town is
Tags: Travel, Spain, Colombia, South America, Caribbean, Old Town, Cartagena


Trekking Around the World: 13 Best Offbeat Treks That You’re Not Considering…But Should

After over a decade of traveling around the world and going trekking on six continents, what are some of our favorite treks and hikes? This Offbeat Trekking Guide includes 13 of our recommended unknown or lesser-known treks — some multi-day, others daylong — that you might not be considering, but should. These treks and hikes are worth a look if you are interested in unusual and immersive experiences, both in nature and local culture. I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay ...
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Offbeat Trekking Around the World: 13 Treks You’re Not Considering…But Should

After over a decade of traveling around the world and going trekking on six continents, what are some of our favorite treks and hikes? This Offbeat Trekking Guide includes 13 of our recommended unknown or lesser-known treks — some multi-day, others daylong — that you might not be considering, but should. These treks and hikes are worth a look if you are interested in unusual and immersive experiences, both in nature and local culture. I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay ...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Utah, India, Georgia, Colombia, Nepal, Idaho, Arizona, Kyrgyzstan, Burma, Ethiopia, Peru, Myanmar, South America, John Muir



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