Argentina prides itself on a handful of iconic foods and beverages: asado, dulce de leche, mate, and Malbec. While you can find them in other South American nations, too, Argentina food culture has made them integral parts of its national identity. Are you ready to explore Argentina’s culture and identity through some of its most popular dishes and drinks? Let’s go!
Argentina culture is vibrant and richly influenced by the immigrants who made it their home, particularly in the 19th century. As a result, you’ll find stunning examples of European architecture throughout the capital. You’ll also find dance halls and streets that come to life in the evenings with passionate Argentine Tango. Or take a trip to the Pampas where you can watch gauchos work the land. Keep reading to find out more.
From a magical canoe ride through the Brazilian Amazon to an exploration of the sights and sounds of a Thai floating market, these six destinations come with unique activities sure to keep everyone engaged. So, let’s go!
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 lifetime. Read on to learn more about visiting Machu Picchu with kids.
Each June, hundreds of Peruvian families come together for a one-of-a-kind festival near the village of Quehue. About 100 miles from Cusco, Quehue boasts an ancient tradition rooted in the culture of the Inca. Lasting four days, the event includes bridge building, dancing, a feast of local delicacies, and marks a unique way to learn about Peruvian culture for kids. Learn more about the Q’eswachaka Festival and why it helps locals “bridge” the cultural gap to their past.
Whether you’re looking for ancient mummies, massive stairways guarded by mythical creatures, or stunning colonial architecture, Cusco with kids is an adventure. It’s a spectacular city where kid-friendly activities abound. Of course, family fun in Peru doesn’t stop with the museums and plazas of Cusco. They’re just the beginning. Interested in learning more about what to do in Cusco on a Peru family trip? Let’s go!
When it comes to experiencing the Andes Mountains with kids, what’s the first image that comes to mind? Maybe marching up to the lost Inca city of Machu Picchu? Or, perhaps, snapping photos of your kiddos posed with alpacas and brightly-clad ladies in Cuzco? While these are must-see highlights, Peru family travel doesn’t stop there. Check out these kid-friendly destinations that showcase the diverse geography of the Peruvian Andes.
Situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Andes Mountains, Chile is a nation known for its astounding landscape diversity and rich cultural heritage. One of the longest countries in the world, Chile is bordered by Peru to the north, Bolivia and Argentina to the east, and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south. All told, Chile encompasses 2,700 miles (4,300 km) of coastline and contains a vast range of climates, ecosystems, and soils. Ready to learn more about visiting Chile with kids? Read on for our ultimate family travel guide.
Tasty Chilean cuisine proves just as diverse and vibrant as its nation of origin. Although known equally for succulent seafood and fine wine, there’s far more to traditional Chilean food dishes than shellfish and grapes alone. From sopaipillas with pebre to quinoa salads, cazuela to alfajor, there’s a wealth of variety for your taste buds to explore. Don’t miss out on these ten savory treats and delightful sweets while visiting Chile.
Chile remains a land of geographical extremes, from the Atacama Desert, the second driest location in the world (after Antarctica), to Tierra del Fuego, an archipelago off the southernmost tip of South America where penguins rule. Besides stunning and diverse natural scenery, Chile offers dynamic cities like Santiago, its vibrant capital, and Valparaíso, the edgy jewel of the Pacific. But no matter where you go, you’ll find plenty of family-friendly amenities and kid-approved activities. Here’s our list of what to do in Chile on a family vacation.