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The Chef Making Mexican Gastronomy Shine Abroad

July 31, 2018
By LocalAventura
   
Our Local Guide Graciela shines in the kitchen, on screen and really anywhere she goes. Her love for Mexican gastronomy, culture, and its people are just some of the reasons why her Mexico City Food Tour is a must for anyone visiting her hometown. Get to know the real Graciela Montaño and how she became […]
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Discover the Best Wineries in Santiago, Chile

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 wineries in Santiago 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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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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Argentine Asado: For the Love of Community, Food, and Entrepreneurship

April 7, 2017
By Colleen O'Connor
   
Local Guide Frank reveals how he followed his passion and made the leap from living in Chicago to bringing people together through his love for good food, good wine, and great company. It’s easy to dream about the day you’ll quit your job, find the love of your life, move somewhere exotic, and make a […]
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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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Guide to Shopping in Buenos Aires

June 1, 2016
By Stephanie Cohn
   
So you’ve finally booked that trip to Buenos Aires, and you’ve made sure to leave plenty of room in your suitcase for the city’s famous leather goods and artisan crafts. Yet when you arrive at the many markets you’re overwhelmed and cannot decide on quality, taste, or fair prices. That’s where Local Guide, Sophie comes in. The former fashion […]
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Mendoza Wine Industry Secrets with Local Guide Peter

May 20, 2016
By Stephanie Cohn
   
Forget floral undertones and fruity notes, for Local Guide, Peter wine is so much more. Born and raised in Mendoza, Argentina, the malbec capital of the world, Peter has spent his whole life surrounding by Argentine wine culture. When he was little, the vineyards were his playground, and as an adult, they are his passion. From selling wine, […]
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Discover the Best Brews in Buenos Aires

April 27, 2016
By Mariana
   
All over the world, palates are awakening to a revolution. A new generation arises, one that takes the quality into its own hands and defies the mainstream market, all in the quest to craft flavorful, rich and locally produced beer. Brews in Buenos Aires are up and coming, and they ain’t stoppin’. We Porteños (locals) have always […]
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Social Tourism in Peru with Local Guide Diego

April 7, 2016
By Stephanie Cohn
   
Many would call Diego a pathfinder. Yet, Diego would say he’s merely an ambassador. In everything that this Local Guide does, he does it for his homeland, whether it’s racing in a world sailing competition or guiding travelers to the Sacred Valley. Today as he looks to the future of Peru, Diego hopes to not […]
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