Mar 7 2014

5 Reasons Why Peru Should Be Your Next Travel Destination in 2014

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Peru, a country that packs a punch in its tropical to freezing weather conditions and rich history, is a travel destination you should’ve booked yesterday. A population estimated at 30 million including 105 languages, Peru offers locals and tourists great food, beverage and natural … Continue reading

Mar 6 2014

The Real Residents of the Galápagos: Falling in Love with Sea lions

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They cuddle, they kiss, they run funny, they swim beautifully — and they’re everywhere. ¬Not just on beaches and uninhabited islands, they live in the towns, on benches, next to parked cars, or wherever they feel like they want to hang out. Sea lions … Continue reading

Mar 6 2014

The Cloud Forests of Peru: A Natural Wonder on the Inca Trail

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If you’ve ever perused our selection of Inca Trail trips, you may have seen references to something called a “cloud forest.” You could be forgiven if the first thing that comes to mind is something out of a fairy tale; a bunch of trees … Continue reading

Mar 6 2014

The Lares Trek in Peru: I Was Never Meant to Be An Alpaca Herder

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When I first heard about the Lares Trek, I knew I wanted to hike it. Sure, it may not be as famous as the Inca Trail or as sexy as the Salkantay – and sure, I’m a city girl who really loves sleeping in … Continue reading

Mar 6 2014

48 Hours in…Mexico City

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Mexico City, is in a word, immense. At an elevation of 2,240 meters, covering over 1,400 square kilometers, and boasting a population of 21 million, the numbers alone are enough to intimidate new arrivals. Underestimating all the interesting things to see and do, I … Continue reading

Mar 6 2014

Top 5 Archaeological Ruins Between Mexico City and Playa del Carmen

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The route from Mexico City to Playa del Carmen in the Ancient Civilizations tour offers five incredible opportunities to explore Mexico’s rich and varied history. All five of the ruins in this article are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and all but Chichen Itza allow … Continue reading

Mar 4 2014

Top 5 Reasons to go to Cuba

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Cuba is a country in motion and I don’t just mean the various modes of transport you’ll find yourself taking. The fact that Cuba is slowly changing is apparent in subtle ways, from the brand new ATM in Trinidad to the Pepsi recently shelved … Continue reading

Mar 4 2014

Santiago: Five Things to do in God’s Office

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On a clear day, Santiago luxuriates in one of the most resplendent settings of any city in the world. It’s framed by spectacular mountains — the white-tipped Andes to the east and the Chilean coastal range to the west. No wonder I was surprised … Continue reading

Mar 4 2014

The Six Senses of the Ecuador Rainforest

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On my first trip into Ecuador’s rainforest, I wasn’t fixated on details. I focused on the big picture – jungle, flora, fauna – not thinking much of the lack of hot water or availability of drinking water, what we would eat, how I would … Continue reading

Mar 4 2014

Ecuador’s Amazon: A Once-In-A-Lifetime Experience

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It started more than twenty years ago with a man named Delfin Pauchi, and today one of G Adventures’ first homestays has been recognized by National Geographic Travelers as one of their “50 Tours of a Lifetime.” Two decades ago, a G Adventures CEO … Continue reading