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Took the Train to Machu Picchu

The trails to Machu Picchu is not for the faint of heart. Which is why we took the train. By now you should know, I’m not much of a hiker. I’m outdoorsie, sure – I’ll go rafting, mountain biking, play ball and all – but I don’t hike. Now I know what you’re thinking, but… Read more…

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6 Free Attractions to See in Buenos Aires

Save your pesos and centavos. You can visit Buenos Aires for FREE! It’s true. Plane tickets aside (and accommodation and food and souvenirs…), you really can visit Buenos Aires for free. Buenos Aires has your typical European city appeal — architecture, romance and charm — but without the ridiculous Euro price tag attached. Great food, historical… Read more…

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The Shock of Expensive Sushi in Rio

When is the last time YOU had to pay $20 for edamame? Never is my answer. Until now. But dining sushi is highly recommended by those who have visited Rio — “You should definitely eat sushi”, they say. Naturally, we had Manu make reservations. Our sushi reservations kept changing from Togu to Ten Kai to Sushi… Read more…

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How To: Bargain Successfully in Rio

Bargaining in Rio? Make sure you bring your A game (or chicken)! Let’s be honest. $7 Reais for a hand-crafted Brazilian bracelet is really nothing to sneeze about. But when you’re in Rio, on Ipanema beach with hundreds of beach vendors walking back and forth selling anything from beverages to food and bikinis to souvenirs, the… Read more…

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Making Friends in South America

One of the greatest pleasures of traveling abroad is making new friends. On this particular trip to S. America, we came out with two wins! Not only were we blessed to have friends from home join us in South America, but we left with great new memories and new friends we’ve made along the way…. Read more…

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Top 5 Street Eats in Rio de Janeiro

If you’re a foodies with a flair, Rio is just for you! Yes, food sold on the streets in Rio, or any where for that matter, can be sketchy for sure. My tip always, if it looks off or just not quite there, you’re probably right. Trust your gut and steer clear of the funny… Read more…

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Tango Lessons in Buenos Aires

Checking off #14 on our 30 before 30 list of travel must! You can’t go to Buenos Aires and NOT book tango lessons. It’s like going to New York and not seeing a broadway show. It’s like a right of passage when visiting Argentina. G booked us with Complejo Tango. This came highly recommended by… Read more…

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Why You Should Visit Buenos Aires

It’s cheap. It’s really cheap. Really really cheap. I mean outrageously, ridiculously cheap. Most cab rides are going to cost you $4 maybe $5. And in a city this big, you’ll be thankful there are plenty of taxis to go around. I dare you to cross the streets 16- lanes wide on foot. It’s big…. Read more…

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