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Local girls in Peru. Photo by Carol Bowman

High in the Andes: Adventure in Peru

A traveler to Peru spends 15 days heading in one direction − up. Her guide urges her to consume coca to help with breathing at high altitude. This is one trip to Peru she would always remember.
A Peruvian shaman during a local ceremony. Flickr/Bill Damon

Mountaintop Magic: New Year’s Eve in Peru

In a one-room dwelling of a shepard’s compound, a mountaintop shaman offers a New Year's blessing and an unforgettable experience.
Thailand

5 Countries with the Best Healthcare in the World

Looking for the best healthcare in the world? It may just be a beach vacation away.
Easter Island. Flickr/henrykkcheung

Soul-Searching on Easter Island

Raw and natural, Easter Island is also remote and isolated enough to do some serious soul-searching.
Vitoria. Photo by Flickr/Vinicius Depizzol

Unexpected Brazil: Travel in Vitoria, Espirito Santo

While Vitoria,Brazil might not be a popular postcard destination, its beaches, food and culture are a hit with travelers looking for something different.
Guest room at La Bamba. Photo courtesy La Bamba

Gouchos and Estancias: Ranch Holiday in Argentina

These guest ranches in Argentina offer upscale rural style reminiscent of bygone days, when the gauchos, Argentina’s legendary cowboys, roamed the land.
Scarlet Macaw. Photo by Victor Block in the Amazon

The Amazon: Remote Jungle Experience

A traveler goes off the beaten path on an eight-day voyage aboard the Motor Yacht Tucano, exploring the Rio Negro and going deep into the rain forest.
Trekking across the Gran Sabana. Photo by Marilynn Windust

Trek to the Lost World of Venezuela’s Mt. Roraima

On a journey to Venezuela's remote Mt. Roraima, an unusual kinship is formed.
Cruise to the Galapagos

The Galapagos Islands: Nature’s Experiment

With so many rare species and unique-looking animals, the Galapagos Islands are like no other place on earth.
Volunteer vacations in Africa

Volunteer Vacations: Best Places to Volunteer with Wildlife

Love wildlife? Head to one of these destinations to help some of the world's most amazing creatures.
Travel in Ecuador - An elderly woman and her beloved dog in the Plaza San Francisco. Photo by Irene Middleman Thomas

Ecuador: Land of Endless Surprises

From exploring the rainforest to horseback riding in the Ecuadorian “wild west,” this tiny country offers many unexpected experiences.

Travel on a Different Road: Volunteer Vacations

Bored with traveling around Europe? Drop your bags and add volunteer service to your international travel plans.
Travel in Salento Columbia

Beyond Coffee: Salento, Colombia

There's more to this region of Colombia than coffee. Travelers to Salento can hike Cocora Valley, a national park famous for its Dr.Seuss reminiscent wax palm trees.

Brazil: Where to Find Rio’s Best Feijoada

Find the best places to eat feijoada in Brazil -- and learn how to make your own.

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