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3 South American Tours to Rio & Beyond

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We’ve been featuring Central and South America over on The Travelers Way this month, and it’s gotten me thinking about the warm weather south of the border.  I’ve enjoyed my visits to Central and South America and count Costa Rica, Panama, and Cartagena, Columbia as some of my most memorable trips. But I know that […]

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Pre-Columbian Archaeology in Chan Chan, Peru

Chan Chan adobe ruins Peru

    When it comes to Pre-Columbian artifacts, Peru is awash in them, and probably nowhere more so than Chan Chan, the largest Pre-Columbian city in South America.  The archaeological site, locate near Trujillo, dates back to the 9th century when it was built by the Chimu as the imperial capital.  At one time over […]

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Flavors of Peru

Anticucho Peru skewers

Food, glorious food — It’s one of the many things that I enjoy about traveling!  Visiting a new country or region often means discovering a new food, spice, or other dish.  Sometimes those discoveries are not something I’d want to try again, but fortunately, more often it’s a tasty delight that I long for once […]

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Adventure & Luxury in the Galapagos

Adventure travel doesn’t have to mean roughing it, and there’s probably no better example than  Galapagos cruises, which mash up education, adventure, and luxury into vacations of a lifetime. The Galapagos Islands are located about 525 miles west of Ecuador, and are a volcanic archipelago hovering around the equator.  The islands are home to a […]

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Travel to Argentina to Visit your Wine

If travel, just for the sake of travel, seems too decadent for you, how about this excuse:  I have to pop down to Argentina to visit my vineyard and check on my wine. OK, I might be overstating things just a bit, but with the Algodon Wine Estates Barrel Ownership program you can combine your […]

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Five Fun Facts for Friday: Mall of America, Minnesota

The Mall of America features 520 stores featuring leading designer brands and no sales tax on clothing or shoes, the largest U.S. indoor theme park and many other leading family attractions, 50 restaurants, over 400 free annual events, two luxury on-site hotels, miniature golf, indoor zip line, and much, much more

The Mall of America is celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2017. About one billion people from around the world have […]

Enter to Win: Universal Orlando Resort Package

  UPDATE:  The contest has ended and Yulia (@thefoodiemiles) is the winner of this great Universal Orlando Resort vacation package. […]

Splish Splash: A Review of Volcano Bay at Universal Orlando Resort

Last month I attended the media preview as well as the Grand Opening of Universal Orlando Resort’s new water theme […]

5 Fun Facts for Friday: Irvine, California

Irvine, California, is located in the center of Orange County, just 45 miles south of Los Angeles and 90 miles […]