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5 Misconceptions about Venezuela Debunked

November 14, 2017
By Leticia Calvillo
   
Don’t let the myths about Latin America lead you to false expectations when traveling to a new country or worse, deter you from traveling and having an experience of a lifetime. For this new blog series, our team has taken on the task of debunking some of the common misconceptions about various countries in Latin […]
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5 Kid-friendly Tours in Latin American Destinations

November 7, 2017
By Maria Eugenia Salcedo
   
Planning a well-deserved vacation that includes kids can be a little challenging sometimes, especially if what you had in mind was an exciting adventure like the ones only Latin American destinations can offer. But what if we told you there are many tour options to choose from that check all of the boxes on your […]
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Day of the Dead: Origins and Celebration with Local guide Victor

October 31, 2017
By LocalAventura
   
Our team had the chance to sit down with Victor, a LocalAventura guide, to talk about the Day of the Dead. You may have seen skulls or elaborate skull face paint designs around Halloween! Did you know these skulls are called “Calaveras?” Many stores in the US these days pair Halloween props with Day of […]
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10 Tips from Rio de Janeiro Locals

October 24, 2017
By Leticia Calvillo
   
With spring in full bloom, Brazil is preparing for its high season of travel. As a large city, Rio de Janeiro has many diverse neighborhoods and activities to enjoy. Follow these tips from Cariocas, Rio de Janeiro locals, to make the most of your time in the Cidade Maravilhosa. 1) Pack Light, Casual Clothing Carioca’s […]
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Travel for the History Lover: a Latin American Syllabus

October 17, 2017
By LocalAventura
   
They say travel is the best education, so we’ve compiled a history syllabus from all around Latin America! You’ve read about historical events and personalities; now, visit the place where these events took place and learn more about the complexity of history through dialogue with locals. Historic Train Ride Through Panama Panama’s history is as diverse as its […]
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Discover the World of Chilean Wines with Local Guide, Patricia

October 10, 2017
By Mei Li Johnson
   
Hello wine lovers! I’m Mei Li, an avid travel lover, and a member of the LocalAventura team; I manage our blog, social media, and newsletter. I had the great privilege to explore Santiago’s wineries with the expert guidance of our Local Guide Patricia! As someone who enjoys wine but knows next to nothing about the […]
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6 THINGS YOU CAN’T MISS IN SAN MIGUEL DE ALLENDE, MÉXICO

October 3, 2017
By Maëlys Siméonin
   
Our lovely team member, Maëlys, went to San Miguel de Allende, México and brought back these wonderful photos and memories! Here are 6 things you just can’t miss: 1. Have a drink or snack at the colorful Casa Carly We made an unexpected stop at this café after a quick glimpse at it and ordered […]
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5 Tips to Make Vegan Travel Easier

September 26, 2017
By Agostina Cerdan Niell
   
I have been vegan for three years, and traveling can be a challenge, especially in countries where meat is usually the star of the meal and veggies are just another way to decorate the plate. Here are a few things I learned that will make your trip easier: Do Your Research The first step to […]
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Best 5 Brazilian Beaches in Rio de Janeiro: Beyond Copacabana

September 19, 2017
By Leticia Calvillo
   
When I arrived to Rio de Janeiro, I was surprised to find out that Copacabana is not the top choice for locals. However, after spending a couple months here, I understand why. While Copacabana is worth visiting at least once during your stay, it can get hectic and overwhelming. Depending on what experience you seek, […]
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5 Travel Hacks to Plan Your Perfect Trip (Even If You Don’t Have the Time)

September 12, 2017
By Journy
   
This guest post was written by our friends at Journy, a personal travel planning service and mobile app rethinking the old-school travel agency.  We’ve all been there — you book your dream trip only to first crack the spine of your guidebook on the plane (fingers crossed the restaurant suggestions aren’t too touristy). Since there’s […]
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