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Discovering the Surprise of El Salvador

Cerro Verde, El Salvador

Rugged volcanos dotting the countryside, vibrant cities with a youthful spirit, colonial charm preserved and actively refurbished for future generations to enjoy. This may not be the El Salvador in your mind, but it’s the country that exists beyond the international headlines and doomsday CIA travel warnings. In a week’s worth of travel, we found […]

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June 5, 2015 by | Comments Off on Discovering the Surprise of El Salvador

Bolivian Fast Food: The 4 Must-Try Junk Eats

Freshly made "salchipapas."

Just because the “golden arches” are nearly non-existent in Bolivia, it doesn’t mean Bolivians don’t love their fast food. After all, Bolivia is the land of the potato and Bolivians sure know how to cook up a batch of crunchy, salty French fries. But their love of fast food doesn’t end there. From fried bananas […]

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May 28, 2015 by | Comments Off on Bolivian Fast Food: The 4 Must-Try Junk Eats

More Than a Layover: Lima in 24, 48 or 72 Hours

Museo Larco in Lima, Peru

For many travelers, Lima is nothing more than a layover city or on-the-way stop to Cusco and Machu Picchu. The truth is, treating Lima solely as a stopover would be a mistake. With its contemporary museums, colonial architecture, immense culture, endless archaeology, green spaces, food scene and window into the life of the 10 million […]

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May 25, 2015 by | Comments Off on More Than a Layover: Lima in 24, 48 or 72 Hours

National Parks to Explore in Venezuela

Angel Falls in Canaima National Park, Venezuela

Venezuela’s vast coastline, numerous mountains and variety of ecosystems provide the country a seemingly limitless number of beaches, lakes, mountains, waterfalls, rivers and lagoons to satisfy the most adventuresome spirits.

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May 18, 2015 by | Comments Off on National Parks to Explore in Venezuela

Six Awesome Things to Do in Copan, Honduras

Luna Jaguar Hot Spring

While day trips to the archaeological site of Copán are common from Guatemala City and Antigua, the nearby city of Copán itself is also an option for travelers who want to stay close to the Maya site. Copán Ruinas offers several hotels in town, and these provide easy access to other nearby attractions. If you’re […]

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March 27, 2015 by | Comments Off on Six Awesome Things to Do in Copan, Honduras

Discovering Coffee Culture in Nicaragua

Coffee beans

Coffee has played an important role in Nicaragua since its arrival in the 1800’s. Large-scale coffee crops started making an appearance in the 1850’s and by 1870, coffee was the primary export crop of Nicaragua. According to the Equal Exchange Co-op, whose mission is to foster mutually beneficial relationships between farmers and consumers, more than […]

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March 11, 2015 by | Comments Off on Discovering Coffee Culture in Nicaragua

Panama City and Canal Sightseeing Tour Review

Paseo de Las Bovedas

My husband, 9-week-old daughter and I embarked on the Panama City and Canal Sightseeing Tour with excitement. We knew we wanted to see the Miraflores Locks, one of the Panama Canal’s three famous locks, and get our bearings in the city where we’d be staying for the next week. The tour provided us with an […]

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February 20, 2015 by | Comments Off on Panama City and Canal Sightseeing Tour Review

10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Panama Canal

The modern Plaza Carlos V in Casco Viejo, Panama City

You may think you’ve known all about the Panama Canal since middle school social studies. Most people know that the Canal was built across the isthmus of Panama to save ships from having to go all the way around South America to connect from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic and back. In fact, you […]

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February 12, 2015 by | Comments Off on 10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Panama Canal

Out of Office: Susie’s Sunny Holiday in Belize

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Viator’s team of travel insiders is obsessed with finding the best things to do everywhere we travel. From traditional tours to once-in-a-lifetime experiences, everywhere from Australia to Zimbabwe, we spend our time scouring the globe for the best tours and activities around the world. Whether traveling for work or pleasure (or both!) our staff members […]

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November 12, 2014 by | Comments Off on Out of Office: Susie’s Sunny Holiday in Belize

Five Must-Visit Markets in Montevideo, Uruguay

Jewelry for sale

Walking the streets of Montevideo’s Old Town, there is a comforting sense that city residents are happy living in the moment. To get your own gauge on the city, however, one of the best places to experience Montevideo is in the mix of the local markets. Street ferias are a common occurrence on most days […]

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November 10, 2014 by | Comments Off on Five Must-Visit Markets in Montevideo, Uruguay