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Exploring the Quito Neighborhood of San Marcos

Just five minutes away from the bustle of Plaza Grande in Quito’s historic center is San Marcos, a neighborhood that will give you a unique perspective on Ecuador’s capital. This magical neighborhood of Quito is a five-minute walk from the main sites and the notable museums, but it’s an area where the residents outnumber the [&hellip

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Our Most Popular Luxury Tour Stories From Latin America

Every once in a while we like to dive into our visitor reports and see what you all are reading from our online luxury travel magazine. The portal pages get the most views of course, like luxury hotels in Costa Rica or luxury travel in Mexico. And individual hotel reviews tend to do better than [&hellip

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Staying at a Ranch or a Mansion in Argentina

We’ve just posted a new hotel review in Argentina and updated one of our previous ones, but neither is a typical hotel. There are lots of unusual lodging choices in this part of South America. These two are of a ranch and a converted mansion. Estancia La Bandada Argentina is the land of the gauchos, [&hellip

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Where to Travel in Brazil for a Two-Week Vacation

Brazil is a huge country, the biggest by far in South America, so it can be overwhelming when making travel plans. A vacation in Brazil is not as simple to plan out as one in tiny Uruguay or even Ecuador, where you can cross the mainland in a day. A vacation or holiday in Brazil [&hellip

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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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