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South America

  • Top Outdoor Activities in Argentina

    Argentina is a country that’s as diverse as it is huge. Few places in the world can offer deserts, rainforests, mountain ranges, glaciers and wide open grasslands such as you can witness as you travel through this amazing country. With all this open space there’s a plethora of things to discover outdoors which is why The Outdoor Vibe aims to offer a wide range of exciting outdoor activities around Argentina. During your vacation you’ll also have the opportunity to experience the vibrant sights of Buenos Aires and take in a local Tango show, experience the passion of a local soccer game or enjoy Argentina’s world famous beef and wine in one of the many excellent restaurants around the city.

  • Deadly Snake Bite

    One great fear for travelers in tropical or semi-tropical climates is a venomous snake bite.  Though relatively rare, venomous snake bites do account for about 40,000 deaths worldwide, many of them in rural areas of underdeveloped countries.  Pit vipers are the source of many bites but most have low death rates.  Although all snake bites are potentially dangerous, highly venomous snakes require urgent and specific attention.  I was contacted to assist with just such a snake bite right before Christmas.

  • Visit the Enchanted Forest

    Ecuador is a small gem of a country with picturesque Quito nestled in the Andes bisecting the unique Galapagos Islands and some of the most biodiverse rainforest in the world.  A recent site visit to the easternmost part of the Ecuadorian Amazon exposed me to the amazing flora and fauna of this ecosystem, now under increasing pressure to be developed because of its oil reserves.  Searching for a suitable site to send nationally-selected Eagle Scouts for the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA), Tiputini seemed to be a great destination. Long experience with expedition medicine required some advance reconnaissance for me to assure safety.

  • Chile: A Buffet of Mountains, Beaches, Islands, Deserts, Glaciers

    Join +Lisa Kaslyn , Video Patrol host, and Juan Lopez, North America market manager for the Chile Tourism Board, for a fun look at Chile as your next travel destination filled with limitless options for every taste. For more info: Visit.Chile.Travel

  • Collette Tours for the Seasoned Traveler: South and Central America

    Collette offers a variety of tours to South and Central America that will leave you in awe of the magnificent views, spectacular shorelines and breathtaking landscapes. Delve into the secrets of the region: the biodiversity of the rainforest, the vibrant culture along grand boulevards, ancient sites once lost to history, renowned wine regions and surprising cuisine. And even reach the bottom of the world! Check out some of these South and Central America tours today!

  • Andean Lake Crossing & Chilean Wine Country

    The beauty of the southern Andes unfolds as you travel from Argentina to Chile, all the while enjoying the local wine and cuisine.

  • The Galapagos Islands & Machu Picchu

    Travel from the Galapagos Archipelago to the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

  • Luxury Patrol: Caracas, Venezuela

    Venezuela’s urban spirit can be discovered mainly from understanding Caracas, its capital city. Being the largest city in Venezuela, Caracas is known for being one of the most cosmopolitan and modern cities in South America. Nowhere else in the country will you find such an array of cultural activity, world-class museums or eclectic cuisine. Complementing these attractions is an agreeable sunny climate, often described as ‘eternal summer,’ and a natural exuberance that pleasantly contrasts with the urban fabric.

  • Hotel Rumi Punku: Cusco, Peru

    Rumi means “stones” and Punku means “door” which is exactly what you will see at the threshold to this hotel. This Inca doorway is considered a Historic Monument of the City of Cusco and it was once the entrance to a very sacred place. Feel the energy of this ancient civilization as you enter the building.

  • Venezuela

    Place your experiences, tips, and comments about travel in Venezuela here.

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