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An Insider’s View on Patagonia

The wild, untamed landscapes of Patagonia in the most southern tip of South America may seem like a faraway destination. The region, situated between Argentina and Chile is remote. Famous for its vast national parks and jaw-dropping natural wonders, it is a destination to be conquered and explored. Maybe you are itching to discover Patagonia? Or maybe this is the first time the region has crept onto your bucket list? Read our interview with Julia Baulina about an adventure to one of...

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7 films and books that feature Latin America

Films and books have inspired people to travel for years. Some of the greatest blockbusters and literary classics have been set in iconic destinations that have made people pick up their passports and journey to the corners of the world where their favourite forms of entertainment are made or set. Latin America has a whole host of destinations that have set the scene for some of the greatest fictional characters. Below we have listed some well-known classics, and the hidden gems that feature...

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Rio Carnival 2015- Final Video!

Say hello to the final video of Rio Carnival 2015 from Greg and Carole over at Travizeo. Jam-packed with the top highlights from their adventure, it's a three minute extravaganza into what to expect at the greatest party of the world as they followed one of our Budget Expeditions (18-35s) groups around

 

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The Spectacular Cocora Trek

On a map, the Zona Cafetera ("Coffee Zone") of Colombia is relatively small, however the extremely hilly landscape of the region helps the Andean country to be the second largest coffee producer in the world. This very same landscape, recently declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, also allows for some incredible hiking.

Unlike the likes of the Inca Trail in Peru, Cotopaxi in Ecuador or Torres del Paine in Chile, the trekking landscapes of the Zona Cafetera in Colombia are incredibly...

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Reasons to visit: Salento, Colombia.

A flight delay and a missed connection were to blame for my first visit to Colombia. The visit was a short 14 hour trip to the slightly chaotic, somewhat gloomy Bogota. The airline offered me a hotel for the night and an old friend in town picked me up to take me to the bi-yearly Iberia-American festival of Theatre that was taking place at the time.In that one night I was not only introduced to some exceptionally funny shows on the many stages, but also live salsa bands and was given a short...

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Feasting on Fanesca – Easter in Ecuador

Easter is a great time to visit Ecuador! With such a large Catholic population, the week known as Holy Week, from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday, is a time of celebration and it is common to come across festivals, parades and street music.

But this Easter I discovered another benefit to being in Ecuador during holy week - Fanesca! In 10 minutes of walking around town I had seen Fanesca advertised in about 90% of the restaurants I walked past, but I had no idea what it was. Being in a...

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Guyana where have you been all my life?

Once upon a time a group of young adventurers uncovered a country in South America, densely hidden in rainforest, far away from where Suri was telling them to go on their iPhones. The toe tapping sounds of Caribbean music drifting through the coastal breeze, tropical birds up high in the trees and the spray of the majestic Kaieteur Falls on their faces meant these travellers had found the adventure of their dreams. They had found Guyana.

Woah! Did you lose yourself...

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7 of the best ways to save up for the trip of a lifetime

You have researched your top 10 destinations, earmarked your favourite pages in the travel brochures, and even started learning some basic Thai but here comes the tricky bit- how do you save up for the trip of your dreams? Travelling can be expensive, but luckily for you we have come up with 7 top tips so you can add a new stamp in that passport as soon as possible.

1) Ditch the Starbucks
It might seem obvious but so much money is spent...

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Video diary: Day 5 at Rio Carnival

Day 5 of the Rio Carnival weekend and it is the night of the Sambadrome, when thousands of revellers flock to the purpose built stadium to watch the samba schools parade passed the judges, in spectacular costumes and on top of spectacular floats. You have to be there to believe it but until next year, watch this video to get a real glimpse of what it is like. You can browse all of Travizeo's photos and videos here or follow them onFacebook, Twitter, Youtube or Instagram.

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Photo diary: Day five at Rio Carnival

Rio Carnival culminates in a huge, giant parade down the Sambadrome of samba schools showing off their moves under the watch of judges, tourists and locals. Greg and Carole were there from  Travizeo to capture the action. These photos have been taken from their Instagram and Facebook pages.

When no selfie stick is available, improvise

You're going to need your energy for the Sambadrome

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