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Activity Excursions From an Amazon River Cruise

An Amazon River Cruise is not like any other small ship cruise around the world. You don’t book one of these to disembark at ancient castles or go shopping for ornaments. You can also go on one at any time of year and not have to bring a coat. A cruise on the mighty Amazon [&hellip

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Travel Keeps Your Brain in Shape

The year was 2012 and I needed the mental equivalent of an adrenaline shot. I had been working a lot of hours in my home office in the USA and taking walks in the same neighborhood every day. The places I was going out to eat and drink at were ones I had been to [&hellip

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What’s the Impact of Galapagos Land Tours vs. Ship Tours?

If you are visiting the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador because you love nature and care about the environment, then one choice you make will support that stance with actions, not just words. Pass up the land-based tour options and book a trip with a responsible ship operator instead. You’ll have a better experience and you’ll [&hellip

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Where Locals Run the Place: Napo Wildlife Center

You hear the word “sustainability” bandied about a lot in the travel trends articles these days, but what does that mean when it comes to a lodge or hotel? At Napo Wildlife Center in the jungles of Ecuador, sustainability goes beyond avoiding plastic and cutting down on waste. This jungle lodge is sustainable because the [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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Scoping Out the Mayakoba Complex in Caribbean Mexico

At one spot in the Riviera Maya of Mexico, near Playa del Carmen, there’s a luxury hotel and golf complex that has four top resorts, a PGA championship golf course, and a gorgeous beach. This would be Mayakoba, where there is also a common “El Pueblito” area that has a wedding chapel. a cooking school, [&hellip

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