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Central & South America

Central & South America

Sail the seven seas, over and over

Brian and Karin Trautman have been living on a sailboat for 10 years, and their boat is set up so they can be off the grid in remote places for months at a time with solar and wind power providing electricity, a water maker that turns salt water into fresh water, multiple freezers and loads…

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Márquez’s magical realist universe

Colombia’s most famous writer, the inimitable Gabriel García Márquez, once said in a press interview that he could never have written his books if he had not been a journalist – because all of his material was extracted from reality. Wandering between the pastel-coloured colonial structures of Cartagena’s labyrinthine cobbled streets, one could be forgiven…

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Mexico-go-go!

Mexico is as vast as it is diverse. Its 761,600 square miles of land range from arid coastal regions in the west to verdant Rousseau-esque jungles in the south. Long known for its cultural roots in plant medicines and healing temazcal (or sweat lodge) ceremonies, Mexico has always been a wellness haven—a place of ritualized…

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Your-uguay

Uruguay is a hidden gem. Overshadowed by its larger neighbors, Argentina and Brazil, our private tours to this small and chic country should not be overlooked. Uruguay has supremely stylish beaches, accessible wine and gourmet experiences, a vibrant cultural arts and music scene, hospitable locals and great infrastructure – allowing for both independent discovery and…

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“Dear, ocean. I think about you all the time.”

The website Wavecation has existed in one form or another since the early 2000s. Originally a passion project of Matt Thomson, it long functioned as a lo-fi repository of beachfront rental properties near good surf breaks. In 2018, longtime users Juan Dulanto and Ren Fuller-Wasserman reached out to Thompson to inquire about his future plans…

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Police cars are cheaper than taxis

How to Seduce a Panamanian Cop | Bocas del Toro, Panama Her name was Zarra, which should’ve been my first clue. If she’d been a Millicent, our evening would have proceeded differently. Millicents don’t seduce Panamanian policía for a ride to a nightclub, and then perform cunnilingus six paces from the dance floor—at least, none…

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Behold, the Andaz Mayakoba, Cancun

For those who have no clue what Mayakoba is, it’s essentially a 1,600 acre development south of Cancun , Mexico. The development has four resorts — the Fairmont (which opened in 2006), the Rosewood (which opened in 2007), the Banyan Tree (which opened in 2008), and the Andaz (which opened in 2017). What makes Mayakoba…

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Whatta lotta Guatemala

Guatemala is a breathtakingly diverse country, where a new adventure awaits around every winding corner. With lush jungles, pristine lakes, surf beaches, colonial towns, vibrant markets, and not one, not two, but 37 volcanoes, there truly is something for every kind of traveler in Guatemala. With 42,043 square miles of adventure waiting to be uncovered,…

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Turks & Caicos

  The Turks and Caicos Islands are a British Overseas Territory only 37 miles long and all together consist of 40 islands and cays, of which only 12 are inhabited. There are two main islands, Grand Turk (Turks Islands) and Providenciales (Caicos Islands). These islands are 575 miles south-east from Florida and 90 miles north…

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Bolivia

Bolivia is a beautiful, geographically diverse, multiethnic, and democratic country in the heart of South America. It is surrounded by Brazil to the northeast, Peru to the northwest, Chile to the southwest, Argentina and Paraguay to the south. It shares with Peru control of Lake Titicaca (Lago Titicaca), the world's highest navigable lake (elevation 3,805m).…

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