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An Epic Trip to Mexico, Central & South America, and Antarctica

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Brush up on that Spanish, amigos, and strap on a backpack. These areas are all about adventure and exploration, whether it's trying every kind of taco in Mexico City or hiking through Patagonia. And once you reach the southernmost tip of South America, Antarctica isn't too far away.
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The last three days of our honeymoon were dedicated to an Amazon River cruise aboard the Aria, an Aqua Expeditions boat. Along with 19 other people (yes, 19), we headed off on a 3 day journey to experience the river and explore the jungle. The...
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If you're up for an adventure of a lifetime, add Peru's Salkantay Trek to your "must do" list. On a recent adventure with Pure Quest Adventures and Lima Tours, we traversed 40 miles through mountain passes and trails on the Salkantay trail before...
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Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena Region, Chile
See our full list of Where to Go in 2015. Southern Patagonia is home to the legendary Torres del Paine National Park. The best way to observe the park’s wildlife, which includes guanacos, deer, and pumas, is to join Tierra Patagonia hotel’s new...
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Av. Pres. Roque Sáenz Peña 864, C1110AAR CABA, Argentina
Down the street from the famed "El Ateneo" theater-turned-bookstore, is a "teach yourself tango" dance vereda - or sidewalk. It's located near Avenida Callao, down Avenida Santa Fe in Barrio Norte. Here you can learn the eight basic steps to the...
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RP94, M5663AHA Los Sauces, Mendoza, Argentina
The Vines of Mendoza Tasting Room is owned by a private real estate group of the same name. It is not to be confused with The Vines Wine Bar & Vinoteca located in the Park Hyatt Mendoza hotel, which too is owned by The Vines of Mendoza. A pioneer...
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Baltra Island, Ecuador
I spotted my first sea lion moments after landing in the Galapagos on Baltra Island; this fellow was a sight more bashful than I thought he might be, but he certainly wasn't shy. The most surprising aspect of a visit to the islands is the...
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Zapatero, Cartagena, Cartagena Province, Bolivar, Colombia
Cartagena de Indias, Colombia: There are still undiscovered spots in the world that lure those who embrace true authentic experiences. Cartagena is just such a place. The historic walled city is a true gem in the world. Wander around the maze of...
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Córdoba 100, Roma Nte., 06700 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
Galeria OMR, sitting on the periphery of a park in Colonia Roma, has been an art institution in Mexico City since 1983. Among the many artists it has exhibited or represented in the 30+ years since are Rafael Lozano Hemmer, a Mexican artist living...
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R. Marquês de Sapucaí - Santo Cristo, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 20220-007, Brazil
Every year before Ash Wednesday, Rio throws one of the world’s best parties. Drawing on African, Indian, and European traditions, Carnival features five days of street fairs, free concerts, and costumed balls. The festival culminates in a colorful...
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Antarctica
No matter which Antarctic cruise you embark upon, you will come to rely heavily on Zodiac boats. These rigid inflatables are used around the world—by beach patrols, the military, and thrill seekers—and you will depend upon them throughout your...
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Antarctica
OK, since there aren’t any polar bears in Antarctica (they’re Arctic inhabitants), maybe we should call this the Penguin Plunge. Whatever you name it, though, it’s a heck of a story to share with friends back home. While many expeditions offer...