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10 Animals Your Kids Should Meet—and Where You Can Find Them
Eco Travel / Family/Kids Travel / Caribbean / South America / USA

10 Animals Your Kids Should Meet—and Where You Can Find Them

With the abundance of technology, it can be hard to get children to spend time outdoors. In addition to letting her son play Minecraft, mother and contributing writer Margot Black schedules time for… Read More…

Exploration & Education on the Amazon River in Peru
Eco Travel / Family/Kids Travel / South America

Exploration & Education on the Amazon River in Peru

The Amazon River might not be the first family-friendly destination that comes to mind. In an effort to teach her son about the world around him, contributing family travel writer… Read More…

Family-Friendly Travel Surprises in Lima, Peru
Family/Kids Travel / Culture / South America

Family-Friendly Travel Surprises in Lima, Peru

As a travel destination, Peru is often mentioned in the same breath as Machu Picchu. While on her way to visit the ancient ruins, contributing writer Margot Black stopped in… Read More…

Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley & Cusco: Visiting Peru as a Family
Family/Kids Travel / South America

Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley & Cusco: Visiting Peru as a Family

Machu Picchu is a popular destination, but there’s more to the region than just ancient ruins. Contributing writer Margot Black visited not only Machu Picchu, but also the Sacred Valley… Read More…

Image Credit: Sander van Ginkel
Travel Tips / Olympics / South America

Travel Tip: Visiting Olympic Cities After the Games

Every four years, cities around the world fiercely compete to host the summer Olympic Games. Billions of dollars are committed to improving the infrastructure of these cities—Olympic venues, hotels, highways,… Read More…

Peter Greenberg’s Hot Destinations for 2016
Africa / CBS News / Canada / Caribbean / National Parks / Polar Regions / South America / USA

Peter Greenberg’s Hot Destinations for 2016

If you’re looking for the hot new spots for the new year, Peter Greenberg has compiled his hot destinations for 2016: they are accessible; thanks to a strengthening U.S. Dollar,… Read More…

Multi-Gen Travel in Buenos Aires and Beyond
Culture / South America / Window Seat or Aisle Seat

Multi-Gen Travel in Buenos Aires and Beyond

While winter is in full force throughout parts of the United States, it’s the middle of summer in the Southern Hemisphere. If you’re ready to beat the winter blues and… Read More…

New Guided Tour Destinations for 2015
Adventure Travel & Sports / Eco Travel / Africa / Asia / Canada / Eastern Europe / Europe / South America

New Guided Tour Destinations for 2015

If you’re getting ready to plan your summer vacation, there are a lot of options this year that include guided tours. While not everyone is a fan of traveling in… Read More…

Tombstone Tourism: Cemeteries to Visit Around the World
Fall / Eastern Europe / Europe / Halloween / South America / USA

Tombstone Tourism: Cemeteries to Visit Around the World

Whether you’re up for the macabre or historic, you’ll find both at cemeteries. These locations offer a peek into not just history, but also culture. Contributing writer Lea Donosky has… Read More…

Tracking Guayusa Tea in Ecuador’s Jungles
South America

Tracking Guayusa Tea in Ecuador’s Jungles

About a year ago, I lost my taste for coffee and started drinking tea. So, I was intrigued when I learned about a particular leaf called ilex guayusa, which is… Read More…

Incan Tradition & Modern Cuisine: Culinary Travel in Peru
Culinary Travel / Cooking classes / Restaurants / South America

Incan Tradition & Modern Cuisine: Culinary Travel in Peru

Whether in Cusco testing out infused pisco, in Lima for ceviche, trying piranha soup in the Amazon, or dining on guinea pig in the Sacred Valley, old becomes new in… Read More…

Peter Greenberg Worldwide–Buenos Aires–June 16, 2012
Radio Show / Museums / Shopping / South America

Peter Greenberg Worldwide–Buenos Aires–June 16, 2012

Peter travels to Argentina not just for the food or the people, but because it remains one of the great travel bargains in the world. The U.S. dollar is still… Read More…

Buenos Aires Like a Local & Peter’s Top 5 Argentina Tips
Videos / Like a Local / South America

Buenos Aires Like a Local & Peter’s Top 5 Argentina Tips

In just a couple of weeks, Peter Greenberg and Michelin will launch their Like a Local series, and we’re sharing an insider’s look at some of Peter’s local secrets. Check… Read More…

Image credit, Big Stock "Carnival"
Travel News / Travel Tools / Travel Safety / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Festivals / South America

Carnival Travel 2012: Business & Safety Concerns in Brazil After Police Strike

After recent police strikes, Brazil’s traditional Carnival celebration was in jeopardy. Editor Lily J. Kosner checks on travel safety at one of the world’s largest and costliest Carnivals and lays… Read More…

Ask Peter: Peter Answers Your Travel Questions–1.7.12 Edition
Travel Tools / Ask Peter / South America

Ask Peter: Peter Answers Your Travel Questions–1.7.12 Edition

Tune into Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio (click here to find your local station or here to listen to the most recent podcast) each week to hear Peter solve callers’ travel problems and answer… Read More…

Peru’s Wilder Side: Go Beyond Machu Picchu to the Manu Biosphere
Eco Travel / Cultural Immersion / South America

Peru’s Wilder Side: Go Beyond Machu Picchu to the Manu Biosphere

The mystical ruins of Machu Picchu are not the last undiscovered treasure in Peru. Lynn Langway reports from the Manu Biosphere Preserve, an unspoiled wilderness in the Southeastern Amazon basin that… Read More…

Machu Picchu, Ancient Incan City in Peru - photo credit: Gihan Tubbeh/PromPeru
Travel News / Travel Tools / Destinations / Trains / Adventure Travel & Sports / Hiking & Biking / South America

Exploring Machu Picchu and Peruvian Amazon Cruises

Sometimes, a great adventure begins by finding something new. Other times, it comes from following the footsteps of history’s greatest adventurers. Melinda Newman heads to the Peruvian Amazon on the… Read More…

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Opening a B&B
Hotels & Accommodations / South America

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Opening a B&B

Have you ever imagined running off to another country to open a bed & breakfast? It may sound like a long-term extension of a dream vacation, but the trials and… Read More…

Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival: Samba Schools, Brazilian Hotspots, Hip Parades And Ballyhoo
Travel News / Cultural Immersion / Culture / Festivals / South America

Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival: Samba Schools, Brazilian Hotspots, Hip Parades And Ballyhoo

Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival (known to the Brazilians as “Carnaval”) is underway, but in this party town, there are ways to celebrate all year long. Marcy MacDonald reports on how… Read More…