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Misiones Province, Argentina
Certain things in life are simply impossible to adequately capture in a mere photograph. Iguazú Falls is definitely one of them, and above is my best effort to convey the epic expanse of 'The Devil's Throat.' Situated on the border of Brazil and...
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Guaraní, Misiónes, Argentina
San Ignacio Mission was one of the many missions founded in 1632 by the Jesuits in what the Spanish called the Province of Paraguay in the Americas during the Spanish Colonial Period. The history of these ruins will be familiar to anyone who has...
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Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes), Aguas Calientes, Peru
Treat yourself to this beautiful hotel at the top. Worth it for the hummingbirds alone!
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Cl. 10 #5-72, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
In the historic Candelaria district, the 42-room Hotel de la Opera occupies two colonial townhouses and parts of a 1940s art deco mansion. Head up to the rooftop restaurant, El Mirador, to enjoy ajiaco (potato soup with corn, chicken, and aji...
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Cl. 11 #6-50, Bogotá, Colombia
See our full list of Where to Go in 2015. Near Plaza de Bolívar in the colonial Candelaria quarter, the city’s historic core, swing by La Puerta Falsa, a bakery and restaurant that has been run by the same family since 1816. Order the chocolate...
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10404 W Flagler St #6, Miami, FL 33174, USA
This place is sweet, very sweet. If you are in Miami, looking for something uber local and delicious, try Raspados Loly's. The Nicaraguan dessert eatery serves traditional shaved ice that you can smell from a block away. The relleno is the most...
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Prepare yourself for a journey. The Estancia Rio Quillen is 125 kilometers drive from San Martine de Los Andes, an adventure that takes you through mountain passes along river streams and down single lane winding gravel roads. But once you arrive...
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Puntarenas Province, Jaco, Costa Rica
While Costa Rica is known for its jungles, beaches, surf towns and outdoor activities, there is also a serious glamorous side to it. Hotel Villa Caletas is a luxurious boutique hotel that is perched 1150 feet above the Central Pacific coastline....
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Panama Canal, Panama
Miraflores is the name of one of the three locks that form part of the Panama Canal. In the Miraflores locks, vessels are lifted (or lowered) in three stages totalling 8 m, allowing them to transit to or from the Pacific Ocean port of Balboa (near...
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1565 Tulane Ave, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
One of the most interesting things to slurp is a three color drink, Che 3 mau. So called for the layers of sweetened mung bean purée, topped by sweetened adzuki beans, coconut milk, shards of pandan-colored jellies and a fistful of ice cubes. Some...
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1805 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702, USA
This cute bakery and cafe has been around for a while, and I’ve known the owner since I was little, but for some reason I never got around to going til lately. Boy, have I been missing out on some great barbacoa tacos. The shredded beef is slow...
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Calle Pedro Moreno 1567, Lafayette, 44160 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
The former inhabitants of the 19th-century house now occupied by Chupiteria la Favorita would be rolling in their graves if they knew that the historic home had been turned into a bar boasting Guadalajara's largest selection of shots, or...
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St Barthélemy
One of my favorite island destinations is Saint Barths in the Caribbean. A brisk hike or short drive up to the Gustavia Lighthouse grounds provides a stunning lookout point. On this trip, I set up with my film crew to capture time-lapse shots of...
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Cl. 10 #5-72, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
When I travel I love to stay in hotels that remind me of home (or my dream home). In Bogotá, I found myself completely at home at Casa Medina. The hotel, located in the Rosales neighborhood, has 58 rooms which are split between an old and new...
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Simon Bolivar, Quito 170401, Ecuador
I am usually an adventurous eater, but I must confess I felt a bit squeamish when Andrés Dávila, the chef at Casa Gangotena, told me he would be serving llama as part of the evening's tasting menu. I figured if I was ever going to eat llama, then...
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909 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657, USA
In Chicago there are four Ann Sather locations that open at 7am and close between 3-4pm serving breakfast and lunch. There are a lot of options on the menu and they make a mean salmon dill omelette with smoked salmon from Norway; but really, you...
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Chicago, IL 60601, USA
Luminous Field did a light display on Cloud Gate (aka The Bean) in Millennium Park. Several hundred people gathered around to watch this free display.
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Bahía Dorita s/n, Cisnes, Región de Aysén del General Carlos Ibáñez del Campo, Chile
A trip by air, land, and sea brings you to a remote resort on the shores of Dorita Bay in northern Patagonia. Visitors indulge in a full range of spa treatments and soak in pools fed by the ocean, Andean waterfalls, and natural hot springs. ...
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Croacia 961, Punta Arenas, Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena, Chile
Only accessible by boat or kayak, this remote and beautiful lodge can be a stopover for a hot, delicious meal and a warm fire with a day-long kayaking adventure on the Strait of Magellan with Kayak Agua Fresca, or you can pack your bags and stay a...
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Most visitors to Buenos Aires divide their time between Palermo and the center, meaning plenty of bus and taxi rides along busy Cordoba avenue. Looking out the window, there's a building that always catches the eye: the striking Palacio de las...
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Machu Pichu, Peru
We were among the first 50 or so people into Machu Picchu in the morning and the fog completely set the scene. It really made you feel like you were in a lost city and helped you understand how it could have been lost for so long.
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Morro da Nova Cintra - Catete, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, Brazil
This place was recommended by my Brazilian friends so I knew we would be in for a treat. On top of the hills of Santa Teresa, with amazing views of Rio down below. Great food, caipirinhas de maracuja (passion fruit)... life is good there...
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After a day spent hiking and playing at the nearby waterfall, Salto do Itiquira, the perfect place to stop and rehydrate is located just 20 minutes down the road. Dom Fernando is a Brazilian "Farm-to-table" restaurant flanked by giant outdoor...
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Rod. GO 524, S/N - Zona Rural, Formosa - GO, 73800-000, Brazil
Just a short one and a half hour drive outside of Brazil's capital city, Brasilia, lies the second largest waterfall in Brazil, Salto do Itiquira. Unlike many of Brazil's cachoeiras, Itiquira is accessible by well paved foot paths that lead to a...
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Plazoleta Nazarenas 337, Cusco 08000, Peru
If money is no object, you could stay just a few blocks away at the very swanky Hotel Monasterio. A former monastery surrounding a grand courtyard, the vibe here is dark, sexy and mysterious (just like I like my men). The occasional piped-in...
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Sacsayhuaman is just outside of Cusco. An ancient Incan fortress, it has such history and is just beautiful and so much fun to explore.
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PLAZA MAYOR CENTRO DE, Cusco 08000, Peru
Reward yourself for climing all those damn steps to Sacsayhuaman! Head to Norton Rat’s Tavern on the corner the Plaza de Armas (sorry, you’re in for a few more stairs to get to the second floor), grab a cold Cusqueña beer (it’s not bad stuff) and...
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Sacred Valley, Av. Ferrocarril S/N, Urubamba 08660, Peru
Living 5 years in Peru it's beautiful to chill out in this amazing five-star hotel and spa in Urubamba. Its Tambo Del Inka hotel - the only on in Urubamba - hard to miss as its on a main road. if you have extra time and want to connect with...
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Pisac, Peru
A great place to find local goods.
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Urubamba, Peru
Book your VistaDome ride and Machu Picchu entrance in advance through the Tambo del Inka travel service, T’ikariy. Your tickets will be delivered to your room. The morning of your trip, board PeruRail’s Vistadome train from the property’s private...
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26 De Diciembre 270, Puerto Maldonado, Peru
The resort manager delivers his welcome address and explains Posada Amazonas to us: - Posada Amazonas consists of 5 wings of 6 rooms connected by raised boardwalks - Each room includes a private bathroom with hot water, and we should use the...
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I‘m a sucker for the kitschy and macabre and the Museum of the Inquisition sounds like it’s both. Plus, the exhibit is a quick walk from the Monasterio de San Francisco in Central Lima. Entry is free and I wait only a few minutes for an...
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San Pablo, Santiago, Región Metropolitana, Chile
Santiago's colorful Mercado Central, five blocks north of the main square, is a pulsating hub for seafood starting every morning before dawn. The market is lined with brightly lit stalls of fishmongers who bring in a daily offering of...
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Kalea Isla de Santa Clara, 2, 20003 Donostia, Gipuzkoa, Spain
From May to August, a ferry runs from the port of San Sebastián to the island that sits serenely in the middle of the Concha Bay. The island is quiet, isolated, and empty. There is a café on the island with a mysterious timetable, and a lighthouse...
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Jirón Carabaya, Cercado de Lima 15001, Peru
The Basilica Cathedral of Lima stands on the Plaza Mayor and its contruction started in 1535. It also hosts the remains of Francisco Pizarro, the Spanish conquistador of Peru.
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Vía Veneto, Panamá, Panama
You’ll see fluttering molas—colorful blouses handcrafted in the tradition of Panama’s Kuna community—hanging in shop windows all over the city. Skip the modest selection at your hotel’s gift shop and make your way to Flory Saltzman Molas, which...
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Vía Cincuentenario, Panamá, Panama
Panamá Viejo is the remaining part of the old Panama City and former capital of the country. The Old Panama's cathedral and its bell tower is the best-preserved building of the ruins. Best time to visit is either early morning or evening as these...