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5 Delicious Street Foods from Santiago, Chile

March 27, 2017
By LocalAventura
   
Any visit to Santiago de Chile, whether for three days or a month, is simply incomplete without a taste of the city’s delicious street foods!  Check off these 5 highlights to get a full sample of what Chile’s capital city has to offer. 1. Mote con Huesillo This refreshing drink features mote (an unhusked wheat grain), […]
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5 Reasons You Need to Spend Spring Break in Latin America

February 15, 2017
By Brian Johnson
   
So, spring break is fast approaching and it’s time to decide how to spend your annual vacation. You haven’t thought much about Latin America, with more mainstream destinations such as the Caribbean or the Southeast United States getting much more attention from your friends. But did you know that Latin America is filled with breathtaking […]
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Q&A with Perú Social

January 17, 2017
By Stephanie Cohn
   
Blending Travel and Volunteering, the Right Way  From the Philippines to Peru, Ricardo Miranda and Allen Mercado don’t just travel; they leave a mark. Before the two adventurers landed in Lima, they had a common thread that would bring them together– their desire to make a difference in the world. From volunteering around the globe, their […]
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What Brazilians want to say to Ryan Lochte

September 14, 2016
By LocalAventura
   
By now, you’ve probably heard about the Ryan Lochte scandal from the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Numerous articles popped up as it all went down and the story changed. Most of the stories were breaking down the details of what happened or trying to figure out why Lochte lied. But we were […]
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Spanish Phrases part 2: from a local

September 6, 2016
By Nicolas Torres
   
In case you didn’t know, Colombians, and especially people from Bogotá, take great pride in their Spanish. We have one of the most neutral, easy-to-understand accents, and our proper use of the language is famous in other Spanish-speaking countries. Being from Colombia, I may be a bit biased, but I am going to teach you […]
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Best Working Cafes: Bogotá

August 11, 2016
By Margeret Rauner
   
With eight million people and growing, Bogotá – Colombia’s capital city – is a heavy-hitter in food, culture, and activity. Millions of Colombia’s rural citizens have immigrated to Bogotá for its ever-expanding opportunities and vibrant energy, and travelers, students, and expats have followed the trend. Whether you’re an expat here long term, a student studying abroad, or […]
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Announcement: LocalAventura is now on Youtube!

August 5, 2016
By Stephanie Cohn
   
Now you can join us on our adventures throughout Latin America! With team members in Brazil, Columbia, Mexico City, Peru, Argentina, and Chile, the LocalAventura crew has been all over Latin America. And while we’ve been everywhere, it hasn’t exactly been together. When you work for a digitally based startup, you work from all over, meaning […]
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Açaí of São Paulo: Amy’s Adventures

August 3, 2016
By Margeret Rauner
   
LocalAventura fruit-blend connoisseur, Amy Wang, on the hunt for the best açaí in São Paulo. Açaí is the latest health food trend taking the world by storm. The tasty açaí berry, native to Central and South America, is proven to be high in antioxidants and nutrients, though limited research has yet to confirm the actual health benefits of the berry. […]
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What’s your Perfect Machu Picchu Trip?

July 28, 2016
By Stephanie Cohn
   
The mysterious marvel of Peru awaits! It’s time you cross it off your bucket list… But how?  There’s so much more to Machu Picchu than a selfie in front of the ruins. A visit to this World Wander isn’t just a destination, it’s a journey, and there’s many ways to take it. So choose your own adventure, […]
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Five Hidden “Emeralds” of Bogotá

July 14, 2016
By Maddie Koehler
   
When I first arrived in Bogotá, I was headset on finding its hidden gems, or should I say “emeralds,” since Colombia is known for producing the finest emeralds in the world. After investigating online, exploring different neighborhoods of the city, hopping from one café to the next, and talking to locals in La Candelaria, the […]
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