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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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6 Things To Do in San Miguel de Allende

October 3, 2017
By Maëlys Siméonin
Our lovely team member, Maëlys, brought back these wonderful photos and memories from her trip to Mexico and shared the best things to do in San Miguel de Allende! 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 […]
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5 Tips to Make Vegan Travel Easier in Latin America

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 vegan travel adventure easier:   1. Do Your Research […]
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5 Best Beaches in Rio de Janeiro: Beyond Copacabana

September 19, 2017
By Leticia Calvillo
When I arrived in Rio, 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, you may […]
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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). […]
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5 Best Places In Oaxaca City for Insta Lovers

September 5, 2017
By Maëlys Siméonin
Oaxaca City has so many amazing places to discover! Breathtaking landscapes, friendly people, and delicious food make it an even better location to take awesome pictures.   1.  Hierve el Agua & The Petrified Waterfall, un clásico This famous site is only 2 minutes from the parking lot, but I recommend hiking around beforehand to […]
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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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