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Street Food Surprises in the State of Mexico
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Street Food Surprises in the State of Mexico

La Marquesa is a combination of wildlife park and street food stop, where you’ll get to taste some of the most authentic Mexican street food.

To Jump or Not Jump? Paragliding in the State of Mexico
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To Jump or Not Jump? Paragliding in the State of Mexico

In the State of Mexico, Valle de Bravo has the perfect landscape and ideal atmospheric conditions for paragliding.

Hidden Gems of Panama: The Complete Experience
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Hidden Gems of Panama: The Complete Experience

It splits the Americas and connects two of the world’s great oceans. Where else can you surf the Pacific and sail in the Caribbean on the same day? Imagine a… Read More…

Why I Don’t Bargain with the Embera: Hidden Gems of Panama
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Why I Don’t Bargain with the Embera: Hidden Gems of Panama

If you go just an hour outside Panama City, you’ll get a chance to meet a very special group of people: the indigenous Embera tribe. The tribe is committed to… Read More…

The Biggest Surprise in Bocas del Toro: Hidden Gems of Panama
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The Biggest Surprise in Bocas del Toro: Hidden Gems of Panama

You don’t expect Panama’s most famous beaches to push you out of your comfort zone, but that’s entirely possible in the Bocas del Toro archipelago. Step away from the water… Read More…

One of the World’s Greatest Train Rides: Hidden Gems of Panama
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One of the World’s Greatest Train Rides: Hidden Gems of Panama

Most people know that you can sail through the Panama Canal, but not everyone knows you can take the same trip by train. The train tracks were once used to… Read More…

The Wild Side of the Panama Canal: Hidden Gems of Panama
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The Wild Side of the Panama Canal: Hidden Gems of Panama

The Panama Canal does not just connect the Atlantic with Pacific. Between these two oceans and the famous locks is a culture unique to the canal. And the Gatun Lake… Read More…

Panama’s Underground Craft Breweries: Hidden Gems of Panama
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Panama’s Underground Craft Breweries: Hidden Gems of Panama

Starting with the original locks of the Panama Canal, Panama City has been a home to innovation. And lately, some of the city’s biggest innovations can be found at the… Read More…

Behind the Scenes of Hidden Gems: Panama
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Behind the Scenes of Hidden Gems: Panama

This May we’re gearing up for the launch of Peter’s Hidden Gems of 2013. This original web series has broken ground by highlighting some of the world’s most unexpected and often… Read More…

Travel Contest: Peter’s 2012 Hidden Gems Scavenger Hunt, Week 2
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Travel Contest: Peter’s 2012 Hidden Gems Scavenger Hunt, Week 2

The (first) end of the world came in went, but our Hidden Gems Scavenger Hunt is still going strong. It’s week two of the challenge but it’s a triple threat…. Read More…

Travel Contest: Peter’s 2012 Hidden Gems Scavenger Hunt
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Travel Contest: Peter’s 2012 Hidden Gems Scavenger Hunt

Every year the the Hidden Gems series takes Peter all over the map, and 2012 was no exception. From the wilds of Australia to tribal lands in Wisconsin to the… Read More…

Hidden Gems: Australia–Complete Aussie Adventure
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Hidden Gems: Australia–Complete Aussie Adventure

For the past five weeks, we’ve been sharing the short snapshots of Peter’s Hidden Gems adventures in Australia. You’ve seen Peter soar over Sydney on a seaplane to share one… Read More…

Hidden Gems: Australia–Underground Art
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Hidden Gems: Australia–Underground Art

Peter has been coming to Australia for decades, and the country never ceases to surprise him. How so? It seems the country is always changing and evolving. One recent surprise… Read More…

Hidden Gems: Australia–Hands-on Food
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Hidden Gems: Australia–Hands-on Food

Oysters, wine and cheese…who doesn’t like to enjoy good food and wine on vacation?  One of the great things about Tasmania is the bounty of organic, boutique farms and vineyards…. Read More…

Hidden Gems: Australia–Wild Tasmania
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Hidden Gems: Australia–Wild Tasmania

Looking to find a Hidden Gem of Australia? Sometimes you need to bypass the major cities of Sydney and Melbourne and travel to where Australians actually visit–down south to Tasmania…. Read More…

Hidden Gems: Australia, Seaplane Adventures
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Hidden Gems: Australia, Seaplane Adventures

Some of Sydney’s best-kept secrets can also be the hardest to get to. In fact, in some places, you have to take to the skies to access them. Not only… Read More…

Hidden Gems: Turks & Caicos–The Complete Island Adventure
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Hidden Gems: Turks & Caicos–The Complete Island Adventure

For the past three weeks, we have been teasing you with videos snapshots of Peter’s Hidden Gems adventures on Turks & Caicos, one of the last outposts in the Caribbean… Read More…

Hidden Gems: Australia, Sydney Icons Behind the Scenes
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Hidden Gems: Australia, Sydney Icons Behind the Scenes

When it comes to Australia you think about kangaroos, boomerangs, didgeridoos, and the famous Sydney Opera House. Yes, most travels to Australia start in the harbor city of Sydney. But… Read More…

Hidden Gems: Turks & Caicos, Voluntourism
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Hidden Gems: Turks & Caicos, Voluntourism

You might not expect to do more than lounge on the beach on a Caribbean vacation, but if you’re looking to make your experience both memorable and meaningful then voluntourism… Read More…