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Is Christ the Redeemer on your bucket list?

Maybe it should be. The most iconic monument of Brazil (and, some argue, South America), Christ the Redeemer is an epic reminder of the power of the Christian faith and also an important symbol of the city of Rio de Janeiro. Almost 2 million tourists visit the statue every year, and many more dream of […]

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Top 5 totally free activities in Rio de Janeiro

Travelers love South America for its accessible language, easy transportation, and relatively inexpensive prices. But within the region, one notorious budget-breaker (and language anomaly) tends to be avoided or quickly skipped through. The rumors are true: compared to the rest of South America, Brazil can be more difficult. The whole country is pretty pricey – […]

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7 things to do in Arequipa, Peru

Despite its picturesque location in the shadow of three dramatic volcanoes, its wealth of well-preserved colonial architecture, and vast array of accommodation options, quality restaurants, boutique shops and trendy bars, Arequipa, Peru, often gets overlooked in favor of its rival sibling, Cusco. While Cusco is definitely a city not to be missed (and one that’s […]

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5 must-see attractions in Medellin, Colombia

Medellin, Colombia has gone from being the murder capital of the world to laying claim to being one of the world’s most innovative cities — all within only a 20-year time span. If you’d only heard mentions of Colombia in the past, it was probably for all the wrong reasons. But now, as stability and […]

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Great river cruises of the world

The Aria by Aqua Expeditions

I always thought I hated cruising – until I went on a cruise. I fell in love with the simple joy of watching dolphins play in the boat wake from our balcony, the camaraderie with our fellow passengers, and the convenience of visiting a variety of destinations while only cracking open a suitcase once. Recently, […]

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Is Christ the Redeemer on your bucket list?

Maybe it should be. The most iconic monument of Brazil (and, some argue, South America), Christ the Redeemer is an […]

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