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South America

Brazil, Sao Paulo

Street Art of Sao Paulo

Street Art of South America is famous for its beauty and, often, political statements or social  movements. From Valpo (Valparaiso, Chile) to Colombia to Brazil, street art turns grey concrete into vibrant color and comment. What could be more fun…

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Amazon River

The Mighty Amazon River

If you think travel is all fun and games. You’ve only been as far as the corner Stop N Go. Anonymous Traveling on the Mighty Amazon, a river that is 4,000+miles (6,516 km) long, spans the South American continent-east to…

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Ecuador

Mindo, Ecuador: beautiful Eco-tourism

Eco-tourism is what brings nearly 200,000 tourists annually to Mindo, usually to decompress after visiting the Galapagos. Eco-tourism is key to the beauty of this town located in the Mindo-Namillo Cloud Forest of Ecuador, a short 2.5 hour bus trip…

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Ecuador

Ecuador: Puerto Lopez

The small fishing village of Puerto Lopez, Ecuador offers relaxing entertainment:  exploring Isla de la Plata, ocean kyaking, whale watching, cloud forest with birds and monkeys, or simply relaxing on Playa los Frailes (Ecudor’s most beautiful beach). Tours Isla de…

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Ecuador

Chocolates Pacha: Bean to Bar

Tourists visit Puerto Lopez, Ecuador for three major reasons: Isla de la Plata, whale watching and the beach. What they miss is a lesson in fine chocolate making at Chocolates Pacha. Angel Zurita and Veronica Alvarez, owners, begin by cultivating…

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Brasil

Fishing Rio Parana

Rio Parana, the second longest river in South America behind the mighty Amazon, divides Brasil, Argentina and Paraguay. The focus of our trip was to see the Iguazu Falls (Cataratus Iguazú) which were magnificent. But, fishing the Parana River was…

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Chile, Iquique

Iquique: Chile’s Resort Destination

Iquique has reinvented itself from a sleepy little fishing village to a nitrate power house and, now, a tourist destination. Located on Chile’s northern west coast, Iquique has something for everyone – beaches to gambling. Getting There: LANTAM flies into…

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