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A visit to Colonia de Sacramento

Posted by on February 17th, 2016

A great day trip when visiting Buenos Aires is to Colonia, Uruguay. The high speed ferry is located at Puerto Madero (very close to many Palermo or Recoleta hotels) and is an easy and quick ride to this old walled city which used to be a Portuguese outpost. On a recent trip to Buenos Aires […]

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Argentine Polo Day – A Buenos Aires must!

Posted by on February 12th, 2016

On a recent trip to Buenos Aires I had the amazing experience of going to a local estancia just outside the city to enjoy a full day polo excursion. Given my limited ability with horses (I had only ever done very basic horseback riding excursions in the past), I wasn’t expecting much. However, given the […]

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Ushuaia – Hike to the Turquoise Lagoon

Posted by on February 12th, 2016

On a recent trip to Ushuaia I had the opportunity to hike a trail not too far from the city: the trail to the Turquoise Lagoon. This trail gets very few visitors, and has the feeling of a hidden gem. After getting picked up from my hotel by our local partner in Ushuaia and a […]

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The Zika Virus – Important Information

Posted by on February 12th, 2016

The Zika virus has recently been in the news, and we want to summarize the relevant available information for our travelers. If you’ve booked a trip or are thinking of booking a trip to South America with us, please read on! The summary version with regard to our destinations is as follows: There is a […]

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Lollapalooza heads to Bogota, Colombia

Posted by on February 10th, 2016
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The 2015 Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago was evacuated amid weather reports calling for rain, hail, and intense winds that created serious safety concerns. Do you know where might be a safer place to go see Lollapalooza? Bogotá, Colombia. Yes, that’s right: Lollapalooza recently announced that they will, for the first time ever, hold a […]

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IGTOA Spearheads Pioneering Approach to Guide Training in the Galapagos

Posted by on January 8th, 2016
Training of Trainers Course

2015 had several highlights, but the pinnacle for me (and one of the most rewarding experiences in my professional life) was helping spearhead an innovative guide training program in the Galapagos Islands. The initiative took place during the first two weeks of November, and will raise both the level of guiding in the islands and […]

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Easter Island: Worth the Trip?

Posted by on December 8th, 2015

Easter Island is arguably one of the most unique destinations in South America, with a culture and history utterly distinct from the mainland of Chile or the rest of the continent. While it is officially a part of Chile, modern Rapa Nui (the name for Easter Island in the indigenous language of its people and […]

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A Day in the Life of a Tocaña Cocalero

Posted by on November 9th, 2015
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A few hours outside of Coroico, the town that marks the end of La Paz’s infamous Death Road, lies Tocaña, a small but vibrant coca-growing community of afrobolivianos. Descendants of African slaves originally brought over to work in the mines of Potosí, the residents of Tocaña are famous for the creation of saya music and […]

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A Unique Stay at Torres del Paine’s EcoCamp

Posted by on October 22nd, 2015

Torres del Paine National Park, located in the south of Chile, is incredibly beautiful and a highlight of any trip to Patagonia. There are plenty of options for lodging in and around the park, and many of them offer a distinct experience. On a recent trip I stayed at EcoCamp, a property composed of individual […]

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Santiago’s Lastarria district gets several new hotel options

Posted by on September 5th, 2015

In one of Santiago’s top barrios (districts), there have been several recent positive developments in hotel options. While the Lastarria Boutique Hotel remains a great option and highly recommended, here are a few more new additions to the neighborhood that are worth considering: Singular Lastarria: A five star full luxury hotel that is small enough […]

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