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Alternatives to the Peace Corps

If you're thinking about volunteering abroad, the United States Peace Corps is one of the first possibilities to come to mind. If the thought of 27 months away from home makes you wary, however, there are plenty of shorter alternatives that will fulfill your civic service need just as well.

Cepas Touristic Serives

Cepas Tourist Services offers a variety of tours from trekking and hiking to spa days and mountain views. As it is located in the heart of the land of Malbec, of course it also offers tours of Mendoza's vineyards. We took Cepas's half-day "Wineries and Vineyards" tour and review

Galapagos Wildlife: Iguana on Cactus

The Galápagos archipelago, first discovered uninhabited by the Spaniards in 1535, and later made famous by Charles Darwin in 1835, is both a province and a national park of Ecuador, 600 mi (1000 km) west on the mainland. It is a premiere wildlife observation, protection and research center visited a

Sewell, Chile: American School and Playground

Sewell, also known as El Teniente, or the Lieutenant, is the site of the largest underground copper mine in the world. Today, workers at the mine and the administrative areas commute by car from the bottom of the mountain, but for many years, Sewell was accessible only by narrow gauge railroad. Sewe

Activities in Coronado, Costa Rica

The Coronado area includes three small towns -- San Isidro de Coronado, San Antonio de Coronado and Dulce Nombre de Coronado. The region is at an altitude of more than 4,000 feet and receives few foreign tourists. Nevertheless, its outdoor activities, beautiful surroundings and proximity to Volcan

Top 11 Things to Do and See in Iquique, Chile

The capital of Chile’s northernmost region, Region I, Iquique is one of the country’s most visited cities. The attractions are a mild climate, commerce, the Atacama desert, natural and archaeological treasures, access to Peru and Bolivia and a great many recreational and sporting activitie

Discount Venezuela Hotels

Venezuela has many beaches.venezuela image by Nicky Richter from Fotolia.comVenezuela may be the perfect locale if you are in search of a vacation spot with a discount hotel. Venezuela is a nation of rich natural beauty, including miles of rain forest, scenic wetlands and mountain ranges...

What Is Appropriate Clothing to Wear in Bogota, Colombia?

Elevated regions, generally speaking, are really cold or extremely hot, depending on the time of year in question. Yet Bogota, Colombia's largest city, breaks this mold. Extremes are generally less than 20 degrees apart, no matter when you take a sample. Mildness is the rule; well, let's call it a c

Madres de la Plaza de Mayo

Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, is a sprawling city on the banks of the Rio de la Plata, composed of neighborhoods called barrios. Most of the sights of interest to visitors are located near the city center, where shopping, nightlife, restaurants, hotels and civic and historic buildings attr

Cartagena, Colombia: Castillo Tower

Cartagena was one of the first cities founded by the Spaniards in South America. Begun in 1533, the strategic location called for a fortress, and the Castillo de San Felipe de Barajas was started in 1639, but not completed for 150 years. The fortress walls surrounded what is now known as the Ciudad

United States Virgin Islands Vacations

Visit Trunk Bay on St. John.trunk bay in st. john image by Larry Roberg from Fotolia.comKnown as "America's Caribbean Paradise," the U.S. Virgin Islands are located in the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea. The main islands that make up the territory are St. Croix, St. John and St....

Aussangate Trek: Laguna Minaparayok

Cerro Ausangate. the highest peak in the Cordillera Vilcanota near Cuzco, Peru, is considered an apu, a holy mountain, traditionally a place of worship and offerings from pre-Inca times. At 20,945 feet (6,384 meters), the peak is visible from Cuzco. The snow-capped peaks of this area are the second

How To Spend A Day In Guayaquil

The largest city in Ecuador, Guayaquil is overlooked by many tourists but there are many great things to see and do.

Passport Requirements in Costa Rica

Costa Rica's coastlineSurfers in Jaco, Costa Rica image by Oren Sarid from Fotolia.comPrior to 2007, United States citizens could enter Costa Rica without a passport. However, the requirements for entry into Costa Rica and re-entry into the United States have changed, requiring all...

Ancud Bay View

The Chiloe Archipelago, in Chile's Northern Patagonia, has long been a place of mystery and mysticism. Famous for seafood, handicrafts, and the warmth of its people, Chiloé is a scenic and an increasingly popular destination for walking, biking, fishing, paddling and birding.

Mapas de Buenos Aires

Mapas de Buenos Aires offer handy guides to gastronomy, interior design, arts & hotels, and clothing and accessories in the Buenos Aires neighborhoods of Palermo, Botanico, and Colegiales. However, you don't have to have a paper copy to get a head start on your trip planning. They have an onlin