Behold! The ancient land of Cahokia

The United States of America is a place of many contrasts.  But, do you think it as of an ancient civilization that – 1000 years ago – had that parties that went on for days?  Likely not.  Thats Mexico, isn’t it? Cohokia, was home to the largest pre-columbian city north of Mexico. The city was occupied for seven centuries as…

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Can you Caño?

If you really want to get away, then we have the place for you. Those in the know realise that Colombia is now shining in the sun, again.  Most of its troubles are in the past and it is fast becoming a top destination.  Lovely, friendly people, an endless array of activities throughout the country, and world-class food, wine and,…

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Safe travels? You can Belize in it

The Belize Tourism Board (BTB) is pleased to announce that Belize has achieved the Safe Travels Stamp, granted by the World Travel &Tourism Council (WTTC). The Safe Travels Stamp, the first global safety and hygiene stamp, was awarded to Belize in late December 2020 in recognition of the country’s enhanced health and safety protocols. The stamp was developed in order…

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Blast resort

As of this writing, the dark Covid clouds are starting to disappear and people are dreaming about traveling again.  And, many are looking forward to all-inclusive resorts. While some travelers look at all-inclusive resorts as an exciting opportunity to let all their normal rules and restrictions go hang, others may find the bounty overwhelming, even stressful. They worry about putting…

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Uruguay – here’s why

Montevideo – Uruguay’s capital welcomes visitors to its seaside city bounds. Explore Montevideo with us and start planning a trip here of your own. Uruguay is emerging as one of South America’s favorite destinations. Its capital Montevideo​ has a warm, temperate climate, pleasant sea breezes and miles of boulevards. Tour​ the city while on vacation​ here and #visit​ the towers,…

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See places new, mon

Have you ever been to Trelawny?  Chances are good that you may not have even heard of it.  It’s in Jamaica, and it’s just one of the destinations offered by our new affiliate friends, AmstarDMC. AmstarDMC provides world-class destination services. From handpicked destination experiences to private VIP itineraries, plus a wide range of transportation options, they deliver the kind of…

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Road scholar

Traveling by car and staying in hotels and bed & breakfasts is a great way to go, but when you really want to get to know a place, renting a motorhome in Europe is tough to beat. These days, lots of travelers are foregoing staying in hotels for vacationing by motorhome, and there are plenty of great reasons that RV…

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Spongebob on the Riviera

Who doesn’t love SpongeBob Squarepants, the charismatic ocean dweller who has, likely, been drinking too much “sea water”? Speaking of charisma, Karisma Hotels will be opening a new Nickelodeon property on the Riviera Maya in Mexico, starting on  Nickelodeon Hotels & Resorts doesn’t compromise, combining unparalleled family fun with an elevated resort experience. Kids will love the iconic Nickelodeon characters…

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Do you know Sacha Lodge?

Imagine walking across a bridge suspended over the rainforest canopy, paddling through creeks in search of monkeys and river otters, climbing to the very top of a giant kapok tree or swimming in a black-water lake, threading your way through trees in search of the world’s tiniest monkey… Sacha Lodge can show you how.  This pristine 5,000-acre (2,000-hectare) ecological reserve…

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Bully for you, Chile for me….

…gotta get a rain check on.* Where street art is everywhere, the sea is never far, and you can skip leg day for hiking up the city’s steep hills…Valparaíso, or Valpo to the locals, is a maritime city overlooking Chile’s Pacific coastline, about 90 minutes from the nation’s capital, Santiago in South America. While brimming with color, culture, and culinary…

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Something to Belize in

Who doesn’t dream of living on an island in the sun?  Really…who even needs shoes? An updated report from International Living, a website devoted living and retiring overseas, has identified some of the best and most affordable Caribbean Islands on which to live. As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, interest in Caribbean islands has heightened: web traffic for the…

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G, that’s quite a savings!

Our affiliate friends, G Adventures, have been changing the world through travel: that’s been their goal since 1990.  The trip of your dreams doesn’t need a Hollywood-sized budget or years of planning. Simply join a small group of like-minded travellers that, like you, are eager to experience all the things that make our world worth exploring. Which brings us to…

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Towers of Pain? Never!

Chile is one of the most picturesque countries in the world, and yet is not bursting at the seams with tourists.  So that means that you have the chance to explore in comparative solitude. So that you know, Chile is is a long, narrow country along the southern half of the west coast of South America, between the Andes and the Pacific Ocean. The…

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Cruise control

Now, this is fun. If you can’t cruise for one reason or another, why not eavesdrop on all of the cruises that are at sea?  This website gives you that vicarious thrill. Explore MarineTraffic.com’s  information on the world’s ships is at your fingertips. This fun tool is from the Department of Product and Systems Design Engineering, University of the Aegean,…

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Avoya . .aaahhh

Matouring is very happy to welcome Avoya Travel to our family of partners. Here’s a little about them…. At Avoya, we believe the very best vacation experiences promise more than any online booking engine alone can deliver. Technology will take you part of the way, but there are limits only real human interaction can overcome. At Avoya Travel, we combine…

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20 for 2021

Expedia.com reveals the top travel trends and tips for U.S. travelers in 2021 Whether it was by necessity or design, it’s clear Americans spent 2020 exploring small towns, scenic drives, nearby lakes and beaches, or in some cases, their own backyards. Today, Expedia.com® released its 2021 Travel Trends Report, analyzing traveler data to uncover the biggest takeaways from an unprecedented…

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Welcome, Titan!

Matouring.com is excited to announce our partnership with Titan Travel. Their award-winning collection of holidays covers all seven continents, with carefully planned itineraries ranging from rail journeys and river cruises, to small-group adventures and trips exclusively for solo travelers There are some great travel companies out there – so why Titan? Well, they’re one of the UK’s leading escorted holiday…

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Rich Costa Rica

Costa Rica’s reputation as an eco-friendly travel destination has been further cemented with its Certification for Sustainable Tourism (CST) standard for lodging and tour operators achieving the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s GSTC-Recognized Standard status. “As global leaders in sustainability, we are honored to receive the Global Sustainable Tourism Council’s recognition for the Certification of Sustainable Tourism Standard,” said Gustavo Segura,…

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The first global city

In 1678, a Chaldean priest from Baghdad reached the Imperial Villa of Potosí, the world’s richest silver-mining camp and at the time the world’s highest city at more than 4,000 metres (13,100 feet) above sea level. A regional capital in the heart of the Bolivian Andes, Potosí remains – more than three and a half centuries later – a mining…

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