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Gay Travel News: Guide To International Gay Pride Events
Australia & New Zealand / California / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Festivals / Germany & the Netherlands / LGBT Travel / Northeast / South America / USA

Gay Travel News: Guide To International Gay Pride Events

If there were ever a high season for gay travel, it would almost certainly be summer. From June through August, hundreds of communities around the world host various types of… Read More…

Volunteer Vacations: Disaster Assistance in Haiti, Chile & China
Caribbean / China / Natural Disasters / South America / Specialized Travel / Voluntourism

Volunteer Vacations: Disaster Assistance in Haiti, Chile & China

The earthquake that decimated Haiti early this year was only the first of several disastrous quakes. Earthquakes have also ravaged Chile and China in the past few months. If you… Read More…

Global Heritage Fund Co-Founder Talks Sustainable Tourism
Asia / China / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Japan / South America / Southeast Asia

Global Heritage Fund Co-Founder Talks Sustainable Tourism

On recent travels to Guatemala’s Maya ruin of Tikal and to the Maya ruins of Chichen Itza, Coba and Tulum in Mexico, Meg Pier was impacted by seeing fresh paths… Read More…

Chile Earthquake Aftershocks Rattle New President’s Inauguration
Natural Disasters / South America

Chile Earthquake Aftershocks Rattle New President’s Inauguration

A 7.2-magnitude earthquake shook Chile again Thursday just before the country prepared to swear in its new president. Thursday’s earthquake was stronger than the 7.0-magnitude quake that devastated Haiti in… Read More…

Chile Earthquake Sparks Minor Tsunami But Major Damage
Natural Disasters / South America

Chile Earthquake Sparks Minor Tsunami But Major Damage

A massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Chile over the weekend killing hundreds and leaving thousands homeless. Two days after the quake, the death toll has climbed to… Read More…

Machu Picchu Prepares to Reopen After Mudslides
Natural Disasters / South America

Machu Picchu Prepares to Reopen After Mudslides

Peruvian officials say that Machu Picchu will reopen in April after mudslides and flooding cut off access to the country’s top attraction and stranded thousands of tourists. The government also… Read More…

Chicago, Madrid & Tokyo Denied: Rio de Janeiro Scores 2016 Olympics
Accessible Travel / Adventure Travel & Sports / Olympics / South America

Chicago, Madrid & Tokyo Denied: Rio de Janeiro Scores 2016 Olympics

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, has been awarded the 2016 Summer Games, which will make it the first South American city to host the Olympics. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) chose… Read More…

Tips for Women Traveling Solo in Ecuador
Solo Travel / South America

Tips for Women Traveling Solo in Ecuador

“You are going alone?” asked my husband’s sister. Warnings poured in from concerned family and friends about the inherent dangers of traveling alone. Yes, my primal fears surfaced occasionally. I… Read More…

Possible Debris From Missing Air France Airplane Spotted
Airlines & Airports / Plane Crashes / South America

Possible Debris From Missing Air France Airplane Spotted

The Brazilian Air Force has found a debris field in the Atlantic that may be the remains of Air France flight 447, which disappeared late Sunday night en route from… Read More…

Outlook Grim for Missing Air France Airplane: Search and Rescue Under Way
Airlines & Airports / Plane Crashes / South America

Outlook Grim for Missing Air France Airplane: Search and Rescue Under Way

An Air France jet that mysteriously disappeared over the Atlantic Ocean late Sunday night has still not been found and is presumed to have crashed. A spokesman for the airline… Read More…

Ask the Locals Travel Guide: Florianopolis, Brazil
Ask the Locals / South America

Ask the Locals Travel Guide: Florianopolis, Brazil

Peter is broadcasting his radio show from Costao de Santinho Resort in Florianópolis, Brazil, where the World Travel and Tourism Council is hosting the 9th annual Global Travel & Tourism… Read More…