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Best Honeymoon Destinations in Latin America

February 13, 2018
By Maria Eugenia Salcedo
   
While planning your dream honeymoon is exciting, choosing the perfect place to spend it can be overwhelming.   Do you want to relax on a beach, learn about a different culture or go on thrilling adventures? Well, how about all of those at once? Latin America has many of the best beaches in the world, […]
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The Ultimate Bridal Planner for Newly Engaged Couples

January 23, 2018
By Maria Eugenia Salcedo
   
Any newly engaged couple knows how overwhelming all the wedding planning can be. There are so many details to pay attention to and no right place to begin. Jimena Ortiz first noticed this issue four years ago in Mexico, when many of her friends turned into brides and found themselves a bit lost on the […]
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5 Misconceptions about Brazil Debunked

December 19, 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 blog series, our team is debunking some of the common misconceptions about various countries in Latin America through the voices of Latin American […]
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5 Things to Know Before Your Trip to Iguazu Falls

December 5, 2017
By Leticia Calvillo
   
Hi! I’m Leticia, a student fellow at LocalAventura. This semester I have been studying abroad in Rio de Janeiro, Brasil. As such, I have done several weekend trips to other parts of the country.  Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to visit one of the New 7 Wonders of Nature: the Iguazu Falls. Located […]
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The Vegetarian Guide to Mexico City

November 28, 2017
By Maëlys Siméonin
   
  Where do I find vegetarian food in Mexico City? You will almost always find a vegetarian option in a non-veggie restaurant in Mexico City, however, you won’t have a lot of choices and it will always be with the same ingredients: cheese, squash blossom or cacti. Yet, Mexico has so much more to offer: with […]
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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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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 Rio de Janeiro Tips from Locals

October 24, 2017
By Leticia Calvillo
   
  With spring in full bloom, Brazil is preparing for its high season of travel. With these Rio de Janeiro tips from Cariocas, the city’s locals, you can make the most of your time in the Cidade Maravilhosa. Discover its many diverse neighborhoods and activities to enjoy. 1) Pack Light, Casual Clothing Carioca’s daily style leans […]
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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! As a history lover, you’ve read about important 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 […]
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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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