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The Beautiful Quebrada de Las Conchas in Argentina

The first time I went through the Quebrada de las Conchas on Route 68 in Argentina, I was on my way from Salta to spend a few nights in Cafayate. I was traveling independently back then and saw it all from the window of a public express bus. I was entranced with the views, but [&hellip

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What Kind of Experience Does the Adventure Traveler Want?

Do you consider yourself an adventure traveler? What does “adventure travel” mean to you? I’ve been on adventure tours that felt like they were going to kill me, then others where I barely broke a sweat. Two organizations that care deeply about how you reconcile the differences recently ran a survey of 8,000 active travelers [&hellip

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Escape to the Costa Rica Countryside at Finca Rosa Blanca

You can see the lights of Costa Rica’s capital, San Jose, sparkling in the distance from the restaurant at Finca Rosa Blanca Hotel. That’s the reminder that the urban noise and bustle is not far away. In this serene getaway, however, you’re surrounded by forests and coffee plants. The prime inhabitants are birds and butterflies. [&hellip

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A Full Bucket List Tour Through Patagonia

If you’re going to head all the way down to the bottom of South America, it would be a real shame to just buzz in and out of Patagonia. This Southern Cone region of Argentina and Chile has some of the most spectacular scenery in the world. Much of it is preserved as parks or [&hellip

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Artsy Style on Lake Atitlan With Lush Hotel in Guatemala

There are two big draws to Lake Atitlan in Guatemala: the views and the Mayan villages. With Lush Atitlan Hotel, you get both. It’s got panoramic lake and mountain vistas, but you’re a footpath away from San Marcos Village. The property sits by the lake, built next to a rock cliff that’s incorporated into the [&hellip

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Ecuador Has a Mainland Too You Know…

I’m guessing that if you ask 100 people if they want to go to Ecuador at some point in their life, most will shrug and say no or maybe. If you ask them if they’d like to visit the Galapagos Islands, however, their ears will perk up and you’ll get a more positive response. It’s [&hellip

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