Category: South America

Peruvian dishes

5 Delicious Peruvian Dishes You Need to Taste

From the arid plains of the Pacific coastal region to the tropical rainforests of the west, Peru is known for extreme biodiversity. When it comes to cuisine, Peruvian dishes reflect its vibrant history, culture, and local resources. Learn more about this delicious cuisine and what to order at a Peruvian restaurant. 1. Ceviche Practically Peru’s […]

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Brazil Family Vacation: Chapada Diamantina National Park

Imagine a land of red-rock mesas and verdant slopes. A land of quartzite cave systems featuring pristine lakes and subterranean rivers. A place where cake-like layers of arid sediment have been carved by water and wind into caverns and canyons. Chapada Diamantina National Park contains all of these amazing landscapes, making it a breathtaking spot […]

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Brazilian Foods

6 Brazilian Foods You Must Try

Brazil boasts vibrant cultures, thousands of miles of gorgeous coastline, and pristine wilderness. The abundance of natural resources and local cultures are reflected in delectable Brazilian food. Check out these six must-try foods from Brazil. 1. Moqueca Moqueca combines a tasty fish stew with a dramatic tableside presentation. It’s served in a piping hot clay […]

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Brazilian adventure

Brazilian Adventure: Visiting a Quilombo

Quilombos are historic Brazilian communities. Constructed by runaway slaves and natives, they boast a vibrant cultural heritage. A must-see on your next Brazilian adventure, you and your family can explore: traditional food artisanal crafts folk dance local martial arts quilombo music You’ll learn about a people determined to live free… Despite the odds. How quilombos […]

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things to do in Brazil

Things to Do in Brazil: A Capoeira and Drums Class

Capoeira defies categorization. It’s a dance form, a martial art, and a national sport. Its magnetic swirl of movement and music symbolize triumph over adversity. Its practice preserves a rich cultural heritage. If you’re looking for things to do in Brazil, a capoeira and drums class should rank at the top of your list.   […]

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Machu Picchu for kids

A Peru Family Adventure: Machu Picchu for Kids

Located in the Sacred Valley in Peru, Machu Picchu rises nearly 8,000 feet above sea level. In 2007, it was voted one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Not bad for a 570-year old city! Shrouded in clouds and mystery, the panoramic views of this “Lost City” will stay with your family a […]

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family adventures

Family Adventures that Change the World

Did you know that for every $100 spent by tourists in developing countries, only $5 remains in the local economy? Fortunately, we’re changing that model. How? With transformative family adventures! Read on to find out how we’re making the world a better place one family adventure at a time… Transformative Family Adventures When you book […]

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Brazil for Kids

Brazil for Kids: Jaú National Park

Planning a trip to Brazil? Did you know that the Amazon measures a whopping 2.6 million square miles? And it contains some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world? When it comes to Brazil for kids, the Amazon forest is a must-see. And there’s no better spot for a family adventure than Jaú National Park. Read […]

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Patagonia with Kids: Glaciers, Penguins and Zodiaks, Oh My!

In 2010, my husband and I stepped off the proverbial career-tracked train and traveled with our then one-year-old for six months. We spent two of those months in South America, specifically, in Peru (visiting family), Argentina (drinking wine and checking out some great cities and towns) and Chile (cruising through Patagonia and drinking more wine). […]

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Amazon Adventure: Carnaval in Moura!

On day 4 of our Amazon expedition in Brazil we start our day in Moura, a community of 500 inhabitants along the Rio Negro, where we meet local folks and spend a leisurely morning with the kids and teachers at Escola Santa Rita. Even though there are less than 200 families in this community, the […]

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