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Mendoza – Argentina Wine Country & Gateway to the Andes

Mendoza – Argentina Wine Country & Gateway to the Andes

If you only have time for one activity while you’re in Mendoza, make it a tour of the various bodegas (wineries) in the surrounding countryside. Everyone from the fervent connoisseur of fine wines to the casual imbiber will find this a charming and informative experience, and most hotels offer winetasting trips that last anywhere from […]

Cusco, Peru

Cusco, Peru

Erstwhile capital of the Inca Empire and UNESCO World Heritage site, Cusco in the southern Sierra Mountains of Peru remains a fascinating city with a rich history and endless plazas, hills and winding cobblestone alleys to explore. It is a collision of centuries-old Spanish architecture, foreign-tailored cafes and restaurants, and indigenous culture that remains widely […]

Baños, Ecuador

Baños, Ecuador

The adventure capital of Ecuador, Baños has enough charm and natural beauty to appeal to anyone, nature-lover or city aficionado. Located in the Andean highlands of northern Ecuador in the shadow of “Mama Tungurahua,” the snow-capped active volcano of the region’s mythology, Baños has some of the most jaw-dropping mountains, waterfalls, canyons and lagoons that […]

Cartagena, Colombia

Cartagena, Colombia

White sand beaches, fiery sunsets over the ocean, salsa and reggae dancing – Colombia’s coastal city of Cartagena de Indias is the perfect getaway for those wanting to experience a tropical vacation while staying within a reasonable budget. Recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Cartagena is perfectly tailored for savvy explorers, combining history, terrific […]

50 Free Things to do in 50 Cities Around the World

50 Free Things to do in 50 Cities Around the World

Traveling around the world can be pricey but many cities offer lots of inexpensive, even free options for the Savvy Explorer. Here is our list of 50 free things to do in cities around the world.

Santos Brazil: Pristine Beaches, History & Coffee

Santos Brazil: Pristine Beaches, History & Coffee

Today, Santos Brazil is Sao Paulo’s beach playground. Women in tiny thong bikinis and men in speedos just as skimpy laze on wide sandy beaches only forty-nine miles from Brazil’s largest city. Few guidebooks even mention Santos except as a cruise ship port, yet this bustling city of lively beaches provides a fascinating glimpse into […]

World’s Best Beaches

World’s Best Beaches

With miles of sand under sunny skies and the sea beyond, a day at the beach is the perfect tonic for the hectic pace of modern life. But there is much debate about the best beaches in the world. Are they unspoiled and remote? Or are they lined with restaurants and cafes? Are the best […]

Rio de Janiero

Rio de Janiero

Famous for its beaches and the scantily clad bodies that grace them, Rio de Janeiro has a distinctive landscape and world famous landmarks such as the Christ the Redeemer statue. With the awarding of the 2016 Summer Olympics, Rio has hit the world stage in style.

Patagonia

Patagonia

Pristine waters ranging from sapphire and azure to milky white glimmer between ragged peaks and barren yellow fields. Raw, ragged and wind blown – Patagonia truly is the end of the world. Nature lovers and city dwellers alike are awestruck absorbing the unadulterated landscape, hardly touched by human hands, carved from years of geological movement. […]

Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires

The gateway to the beautiful Argentinean countryside, Buenos Aires is a hip, cosmopolitan destination that also happens to be easy on the American pocket. Argentina is famously European in its outlook and the city of Buenos Aires has the air of a European capital, along with the energy of a vibrant South American culture. With […]

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Rabat, Morocco

Rabat, Morocco’s capital city, is flush with history and culture unbeknownst to the many Morocco-bound tourists who flock to Tangiers and Casablanca. For those who venture off the beaten path, however, Rabat will prove just as rewarding.

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