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Arequipa, Peru: The City of Three Volcanoes

Arequipa, Peru: The City of Three Volcanoes

Another interesting city to visit in Peru is Arequipa. Located in the Southern Coastal region of Peru, it is situated at 2,380 meters above sea level and surrounded by three volcanoes. In contrast to Cusco, Arequipa is an example of Spanish and mestizo culture in Peru, as there are no Inca artifacts or ruins in […]

Cusco: Peru’s Sacred City

Cusco: Peru's Sacred City

If you think Lima is the most visited city in Peru, you are dead wrong. Located several hundreds of kilometers southeast of the capital, Cusco is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Many tourists come to Cusco not only for its preserved colonial architecture, but also for its proximity from Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley of […]

Majestic Machu Picchu

Majestic Machu Picchu

A trip in Peru would not be complete without a trek to Machu Picchu, the site of an ancient Inca city located in the Andes mountains. Situated at 2,430 meters above sea level, it is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The Incas started building the site at around 1430, but it was abandoned about a […]

Eating Out in Lima, Peru

Eating Out in Lima, Peru

Many tourists may not know it, but Peru’s capital city Lima is the “Gastronomy Capital of the Americas.” Not only does Peruvian cuisine has been gaining interest among food lovers, but Lima has the most varied cuisine offerings, both regional and international. When dining in Lima, or in any part of Peru, ceviche should the […]

Mendoza, Argentina’s Wine Country

Mendoza, Argentina's Wine Country

Located in the desert Cuyo region in western Argentina, Mendoza is the center of the country’s world-renowned wine industry. Despite its very dry region, grapes are grown in the city through its extensive artificial irrigation system called “acequias,” making it an ideal environment to process Mendoza’s famous wines. Mendoza is a bustling city lined with […]

Cordoba, Argentina: A Mix of Old and New

Cordoba, Argentina: A Mix of Old and New

Cordoba is Argentina’s second-largest city and it is also one of the most visited locations in the country, mainly because of its fascinating mix of the old and new. It is known by its nickname “La Docta” due to its many universities and scientific institutes, not to mention its four municipal galleries. And since around […]

Gay Tourism in Buenos Aires

Gay Tourism in Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires prides itself as one of the most open-minded cities in South America, so it is unsurprising why it has become a popular destination for gay travelers, particularly from Europe and North America. But unlike the gay playground that are Castro (in San Francisco) and Chelsea (in New York), gay men and women socialize […]

Cancun Underwater Museum

Cancun Underwater Museum

Apart from its famous beaches and resorts along the Yucatan Peninsula, Cancun, Mexico, is home to one of the most interesting underwater attractions on the planet. The Cancun Underwater Museum is the world’s first underwater sculpture park, consisting of 400 life-like statues of indigenous Mayan people living in the local community. The sculptures were first […]

Budget Day Trips in Puerto Rico

Budget Day Trips in Puerto Rico

For a steamy Caribbean island with first-rate beaches and facilities, it seems that Puerto Rico is not the ideal holiday getaway for travelers tight on budget. But surprisingly, this island can be very affordable for savvy travelers who are looking for an exotic destination. You can find great bargains and many deals and incentives tailor-made for budget visitors. If you’re visiting Puerto Rico for more than three days, it’s a good idea to explore the island by taking a day trips, which can be v…

Top Rated Attractions in Puerto Rico

Top Rated Attractions in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is gifted with many wonderful attractions that travelers will surely love. In fact, it has so many sights and activities that the unaware traveler might be overwhelmed and end up missing the best attractions this island offers. It is a pity to travel to one of the hottest destinations in the world without visiting some of Puerto Rico’s world class destinations. So when you are visiting the island, make sure that you prioritize the following top rated attractions:Río Camuy Cave ParkTh…