South America

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Authentic Things to do in the Dominican Republic

“You are going to Dominican Republic?! Oh! I love Punta Cana! Which resort are you staying at?” Nestled between Cuba and Puerto Rico in the Caribbean Sea, sharing the island of Hispaniola with the country of Haiti, and about the size of the state of…
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Day Trip To Casablanca Wine Valley in Chile

Chile’s vineyards are part of the rising class of New World wines gaining prominence in the global wine market. But its vineyards and wine tours are not just for wine lovers. Located an hour away from Chile’s capital and on the way to the famous…
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5 Adventurous Things to Do in Colombia

Colombia is an adventurer’s paradise. The country boasts beautiful beaches, dense Amazonian jungles, enormous Andean mountains, and even barren deserts in the North. With such a diverse landscape, there are endless possibilities for adventure and extreme sports. With that said, I’ve narrowed down my list…
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5 Great Latin American Road Movies

Beyond The Motorcycle Diaries, here are 5 of the all-time best road trip movies of Latin America. With roads stretching across continents, wild jungles, soaring mountains, barren deserts, and icy lands, when it comes to the best road trip movies, Latin America is the place to…
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How to Make the Most of Your Machu Picchu Visit

Steeped in history and surrounded by tropical forests and towering mountains the mystical site of Machu Picchu is just as awe inspiring today as it was when it was discovered in 1911. Declared a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1983, Machu Picchu is Peru'€™s most…
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Traditional Foods In Argentina That Are Not Steak

Eating your way through all the traditional foods in Argentina will leave both steak lovers and non-steak lovers with plenty to try. Many travellers write off traditional Argentine cuisine as steak, steak and more steak. Don't be fooled. This massive South American country's complex gourmet history…

The World of Wine in Mendoza, Argentina

Raise your glass to Mendoza, one of the world's great wine capitals After living for several years in Mendoza, Argentina, I am still enamored with the periwinkle and fuchsia mornings as the sun's rays hit the Andes, as well as the cool, starlit nights. The…

Planning a Birthday Trip for Across the Cafe Table

Planning a Future Dream Trip to Buenos Aires Using Pinterest   This month over on the main site we're discussing dream birthday trips in honor of our monthly cafe chat, Across the Cafe Table, turning one! For my "dream big" fantasy birthday trip I choose…

Book Review: Machu My Picchu by Iris Bahr

Book Review: Machu My Picchu, Searching for Sex, Sanity, and a Soul Mate in South America by Iris Bahr [easyazon_image align="left" height="160" identifier="0762772778" locale="US" src="https://www.travelbelles.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/41Ex5mumTPL.SL160.jpg" tag="tbelles-20" width="108"]I guess I should mention this upfront and get it off my chest. I’m a little bit prudish. There, I…

Peruvian Village of Huaraz and Finding My Andean Home

In a remote Peruvian village set amidst the highest peaks of South America's the Andes, Katy finds her "Andean home" I jumped out of the cab to a cacophony of beeps and shouts and fought my way across the road, yawning in the early-morning cold…
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