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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Luxury in Cartagena

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 for thinking that they had…

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You’re certifiable

When it comes to your time and money, signing up for an in-depth skills course shouldn’t preclude going on a dream trip. By traveling to one of the countries below, you can get world-class certification in anything from scuba diving to mountaineering. Plus, these classes offer the opportunity to connect with a destination on a much deeper level by interacting…

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Brasilia!

Few places in the world offer such an expansive, extraordinary composition of Modernist architecture as the Brazilian capital. Part of a handful of Modernist clusters around the world – such as, for example, Le Corbusier’s Chandigarh in India – Brasilia combines the gravitas, drama and scale of the International Style with the glamour and power of a country’s beating heart,…

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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 of storage space for food,…

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I would walk 500 miles

As it turns out, meetings and hangouts aren’t the only activities you can do online; you can travel around the world, too. The coronavirus pandemic has led to widespread lockdowns in major cities across the globe, forcing many to cancel their travel plans, as well as temporarily shuttering museums, theme parks, and popular tourist attractions…..  Read more courtesy of ApartmentTherapy.com …

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Classic Cuba

While the travel community these days is known for switching from one destination that becomes their sweetheart to another very fast, all thanks to social media, there are some undying loves here as well. Like a heady love affair that will never be over, anyone who is tagged as a traveller has a romance with Cuba and the cars in…

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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 for thinking that they had…

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Redistribution is the way

In his presidential address to the Royal Economic Society in 1996, the late Professor Anthony Atkinson famously called for discussion of inequality and income distribution to be brought “in from the cold”. Since then there have been many examples of inequality worldwide: the pan-banging cacerolazos demonstrators of Argentina’s financial crisis in 2001-2002, the Arab Spring, the Occupy Wall Street movement, Spain’s “los indignados”, the “gilets jaunes” protests…

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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 healing on sacred lands. Whatever…

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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 excellent guided tours. Read more…

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El modo de boda

In the spirit of this being the most popular season to tie the knot (in the northern hemisphere, at least), I wanted to share with you some of the most unique features of weddings in Spain… from a Brit’s point of view, at least. Having lived in Spain for approaching 10 years and having attended my fair share of summer…

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Ecotourism and the Amazon rainforest

By creating employment opportunities, boosting sales of local produce and discouraging deforestation, ecotourism could be a vital barrier against the destruction of natural sites like the Amazon. Read more courtesy of BusinessDestinations.com Please rotate on mobile devices

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