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Been There, Do This: Fuerza Bruta in Buenos Aires

Been There, Do This: Fuerza Bruta in Buenos Aires

Visitors to Buenos Aires will probably want to take in a tango show in one of the city’s many clubs, but when they are done with that traditional option, agents should recommend they head over to Centro Cultural Recoleta theater to experience something a bit more eclectic: Fuerza Bruta.

Been There, Do This: Basilica del Voto Nacional in Quito

Been There, Do This: Basilica del Voto Nacional in Quito

It’s not unusual to visit an ancient basilica when traveling to a destination rich in Roman Catholic tradition, but Basilica del Voto Nacional in Quito, Ecuador, is not just another historical attraction. It’s the largest neo-Gothic basilica in the Americas and promises a tantalizing view of the surrounding city, including El Panacillo and its statue of Virgin Mary.

Been There, Do This: Latacunga, Ecuador

Been There, Do This: Latacunga, Ecuador

Most visitors to Ecuador spend the majority of their time in Quito and the Galapagos Islands, but if you’re already in the capital city, set aside a day or more to explore the nearby highlands accessible via the Pan-American Highway.

Been There, Do This: Diving in the Galapagos Islands

Been There, Do This: Diving in the Galapagos Islands

If you’re going to cut costs on a Galapagos Islands trip, don’t skimp out on a guided diving trip. As bumpy as my Galapagos adventure was (due to a choice to explore the islands without the comfort and convenience of a live-aboard boat), the few hours I spent underwater were unbeatable.

How Not to Explore the Galapagos Islands

How Not to Explore the Galapagos Islands

On a recent trip to the famed Galapagos Islands, I was determined to stick to a strict travel budget. I had traveled abroad on the cheap many times before – through China for three weeks, around Japan for two, and so on – and I saw no reason why the Galapagos Islands could not be similarly planned.

The Sweet Taste of Colonial Costa Rica

The Sweet Taste of Colonial Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s El Viejo Wetlands set up a 5,000-acre sanctuary for native wildlife species in the tropical dry forest, where visitors can take tours of one of Costa Rica’s most unique ecosystems. On a morning riverboat tour of the area, I was lucky enough to see howler monkeys, crocodiles, giant iguanas and too many species of birds to try and recount.

Discovering Casa Andina in Peru

Discovering Casa Andina in Peru

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Peru on Globus’ Peru Splendors tour. It was an amazing trip, from the guides to the properties. One of the elements of the program that most surprised me was the Casa Andina hotel brand.

A Volcano of Extinction

A Volcano of Extinction

Anywhere you hike on Easter Island is likely going to afford you breathtaking views of the sea. By hiking to Rano Kau — part of the Rapa Nui National Park and located next to the ruins of the ceremonial village of Orongo — I discovered an enormous crater lake that is nearly a mile wide.