August 2017 | Our Blog

Month: August 2017

A place to share our thoughts, updates, and Aventuras

6 Reasons You’ll Fall in Love with Guadalajara, Mexico

August 29, 2017
By Steven Androphy
   
1. Marvel at the incredible architecture in Guadalajara’s historic center Guadalajara’s historic center is a seemingly endless collection of beautiful streets filled with incredible architecture. From the grand Guadalajara Cathedral to the Teatro Degollado (picture) to the Instituto Cultural Cabañas (an old hospital/orphanage complex with 23 different courtyards), you can easily spend an entire day […]
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Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley: What to Know Before You Go

August 23, 2017
By Catherine Zhao
   
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Small Towns in Chile: San Antonio and Cartagena

August 16, 2017
By Mei Li Johnson
   
It may look like a beach town without anything particularly spectacular upon arrival, but as you get to know it, the beauty of Cartagena reveals itself little by little. I had the pleasure of getting to know our local guide, Patricia. She’s truly the personification of versatility; with a vast knowledge of not only astronomy […]
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HOLA: Mandy & Jeff in Mendoza

August 11, 2017
By LocalAventura
   
“We simply loved all our tour guides! On the first day, our guide, Peter, was so knowledgeable and kind; he would’ve been a buddy back home. On the second day, our guides were magical with horseback riding and, once again, very knowledgeable. The horses were super nice and we felt completely safe. Our guide, Luz, […]
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HOLA: Julia visits the Pachacamac Ruins of Peru

August 10, 2017
By LocalAventura
   
“This tour really exceeded my expectations and was just exceptional. As a history nerd who is becoming increasingly passionate about indigenous advocacy and culture, I geeked out about the Pachacamac Ruins and was even able to talk about my NGO work with indigenous culture in Peru with our guide. In addition to the ruins, I […]
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HOLA: Jeremy’s Memorial Day Adventure in Cajón Del Maipo

By LocalAventura
   
“Our trip to the hot springs in Cajón del Maipo was so different and so unique. Normally, people drive to the springs and then hike up further, but we decided to hike to the springs from four miles away. With the view of the mountains in the background, we trekked through the snow on snowshoes, […]
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HOLA: Sarah on the Natural Mysteries of San Juan

August 8, 2017
By LocalAventura
   
“Are you a Harry Potter fan? Well, basically every time I take those quizzes, I’m almost always Ravenclaw, but sometimes I’ll get Gryffindor. So normally, I’d never put myself in danger, like a Ravenclaw would do. But when we visited the first cave, Charco Azul, you had to go through a lot to get to […]
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7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Visiting Santiago de Chile

By Mei Li Johnson
   
1. Chilean Spanish is unlike any other… Chilean Spanish is entirely unique! There are lots of videos that joke about it, for instance, this one from Joanna Hausman. But the truth is, Chileans speak very rapidly and have a large vocabulary specific to Chile. Check out some of the Chilean slang here, but my best […]
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The 6 Best Vacations for Animal Lovers

August 1, 2017
By Mei Li Johnson
   
Although vacation sometimes means leaving your pets behind, with these 6 tips, animal lovers can revel in planning their travels! We’ve collected here the six best trips to take if you can’t imagine your life without animals. Latin America, along with stunning views, is also home to a remarkable number of unique species native to the region. […]
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