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6 Types of Wildlife Safaris

Jeep safari in Tanzania

// Getting up close and personal to wildlife and nature is an experience unlike no other. As a huge fan of wildlife-watching, I like to seek out far-flung corners of the world to mingle with wild animals, be it brown bears in Alaska or blue-foot boobies on the Galapagos Islands. Each of them provide a [...]

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6 Ideal Driving Tour Destinations

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// Imagine cruising along the coastal highway and getting to your destination just in time for sunset – driving tours often give travelers the kind of freedom and flexibility that you can’t get while backpacking. They allow you to explore at your own leisurely pace, in the comfort of your own vehicle. There are plenty [...]

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7 of the Best Trekking Destinations

// To journey beyond travel, add a tinge of adventure and the voyage becomes an incredible one. We’re no experts at trekking but from our past experiences journeying through Australia and South America, we found ourselves delving deep into the back country and thoroughly enjoying it. Whether you are ice-climbing in Patagonia or trekking through [...]

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6 of the Most Unusual Honeymoon Destinations

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// Hidden coves, a far-flung location, undiscovered deserted isles and unparalleled beauty – these are what most people look for in a honeymoon destination. The world is huge and there are tons of these secret corners around, if you know where to look. Forget Cancun, Maui and Venice, I’ve come up with these 6 uncommon [...]

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Top 8 Natural Wonders of the World

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// Massive volcanic craters, acres of raw jungle and stretch of deserted sand dunes: the work of Mother Earth is beyond our imagination. Thanks to these natural wonders, our Earth has been blessed with gorgeous landscapes and undulating backdrops. Without environmental protection, they might be gone faster than we expect. To pay tribute to these [...]

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Traveling In South America: A Quick Guide

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// Almost four months have passed since we started traversing the roads of South America, starting from Buenos Aires, Argentina all the way to Quito, Ecuador. In that short period of time, we went whitewater rafting, came face-to-face with modern day dinosaurs, raced up Macchu Picchu and almost froze to death in the Uyuni Salt [...]

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Venturing into the Amazon Rainforest, Ecuador

Insects in the Amazon Jungle

On our last leg of our trip through South America, we ventured into the Amazon Rainforest on an adventure tour from Baños. A pity we didn’t have the time to go deeper into the secondary forest where the jungle is more primitive and untouched. Along with the Galapagos islands, this has to be my favorite [...]

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How to Travel the Galapagos Islands on the Cheap

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// When friends heard that we’d just visited the Galapagos islands, most of their reactions were ‘How could you afford it?’ Truth betold, it was the most expensive leg of our trip through South and Central America. But armed with our determination to save every buck we could, the wildlife buffs in us came up [...]

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Mingling with Wildlife on the Galapagos Islands

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// The Galapagos islands are one of the best places in the world for wildlife experiences. Teeming with wild animals and nature reserves,  visiting the unspoiled Galapagos islands has always been a dream of mine. Strange creatures roam freely on these islands, boundless and free. The number of visitors to the islands is limited per [...]

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Latin America Blogs

Colorful Artisan stalls of La Paz, Bolivia

  As I make my way through Latin America, I’ve stumbled upon the works of many brilliant travel bloggers based in the region (and even met a few), who have provided an interesting gringo perspective of this amazingly diverse and characteristic part of the world. Here are some to share: South America …

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Bohemic Travel in Cuzco, Peru

Night view of Fountain at Plaza de Armas

// As night falls, glittering lights of colonial buildings and churches illuminate Cuzco (also known as Cusco) in a golden shade. What used to be an important headquarter for the Spanish conquistadores during the colonization days, is now an enchanting city littered with cobblestoned paths, fountains and ancient churches. The heart of Cuzco lies in [...]

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Barrios de Verdad – La Paz, Bolivia

View of the entire city of La Paz

// Entering the capital city of Bolivia through its highways, one is treated to an awe-striking view of millions of dwellings built atop the steep slopes surrounding La Paz. Most of the buildings are literally half-built, simply held together by bricks and cement (we were told that this was the way they cut cost) – [...]

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Masterpiece of Nature – the Iguazu Falls

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Bordering the frontier between Argentina and Brazil, the Iguazu Falls are one of the most majestic natural wonders of the world. Witnessing the Iguazu Falls with our own eyes, I was struck by its raw and genuine beauty. Standing on one of the look-out points, you could feel as though you’re standing right in the [...]

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