A hut protrudes above the water in Iquitos, Peru. Photo by Tony Mangia

Iquitos, Peru: Your Colorful Entry to the Amazon

Often called the "Capital of the Amazon,” Iquitos, Peru, is the jumping off point for many Amazon adventures. Here's why you'll want to stay a few days to explore the region for yourself.
Cruising on the Amazon River in Peru aboard the Delfin II. Flickr/Scott Ableman

Pink Dolphins and Jungle Adventure on an Amazon Delfin II Cruise

Sometimes it's not where we travel, but who we travel with. When a traveler journeys to Peru for a cruise on the Amazon, she finds that vacationing with the right friend makes the journey unforgettable.
Travel in Patagonia. The Paine River flowing from the Nordenskjöld Lake towards the Salto Grande iwaterfall within the Torres del Paine National Park in Chile. Flickr/Jon Mould

Making Tracks in Chilean Patagonia

From sun-flamed towers of Torres del Paine to Punta Arenas, the gateway to southern Patagonia on the Straits of Magellan, traveling in Patagonia is filled with natural beauty, rich culture and adventure.
Machu Micchu is a top destination in Peru

Visiting These 9 Countries Will Change Your Life

Planning a trip to one of your bucket list destinations doesn't have to be expensive. A new travel app called Flightdrop exposes mistakes in flight prices and sends you deals to incredible destinations for 60%+ off. Here are some examples we found to nine top world destinations.
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.
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.

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