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4 Kid-Friendly Activities for Families Vacationing in São Paulo

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São Paulo, Brazil, is an eclectic, fast-paced city that offers visitors lots of things to see and do. Parents who are eager to show their kids a different type of lifestyle will love this city that blends the traditional with the contemporary, the upscale with the modest, and has a never-ending energy. There’s no shortage(…)


A Beginner’s Guide to Oktoberfest: 10 Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

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For those who love beer, it’s time to celebrate! Oktoberfest is here, and whether your plans include making the trek to Germany or just celebrating in the comfort of your own neighborhood bar, you probably have beer on the brain. But when it comes to Oktoberfest, there’s a whole lot more going on that just(…)


Oktoberfest in Munich: Hostels Worth Checking Out (and Checking In To)

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Ah, Oktoberfest. So much tradition. All the rides and games. And we can’t forget to mention the food. It’s no wonder some 6 million people are attracted to Munich each fall to celebrate this annual event. But wait, let’s be honest. It might not be the traditional food, costumes, and carnival rides that are inspiring(…)


Italy on a Budget: Top 5 Hostels For a Great Night’s Sleep

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Incredible food. Stunning architecture. Friendly people. All of these are likely to come to mind when you think about some of the highlights of an Italian vacation. But the one thing you probably won’t look forward to is footing the bill for decent accommodations. Do yourself a favor and check into these hostels if you’re(…)


Planning a Vacation to Bolivia? Don’t Miss These 6 Incredible Destinations!

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Bolivia is one of South America’s least visited countries, so if you’re looking for a unique getaway, this mesmerizing place is sure to deliver. Though much smaller in size than its well known neighbors Brazil and Argentina, Bolivia offers travelers all sorts of activities. Whether your idea of an ideal vacation involves lots of relaxation(…)


Part II: 3 Stunning Latin American Destinations for Budget Travelers

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If you’ve got a major case of wanderlust and a seriously limited budget, you might think an international vacation is out of the question. But that couldn’t be further from the truth! Earlier this month we wrote about some of our favorite budget-friendly travel destinations in this Listen & Learn blog post, and today we’re(…)


3 Stunning Latin American Destinations for Budget Travelers

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When most people hear the phrase “vacationing abroad” thoughts of endless spending come to mind. But traveling outside U.S. borders doesn’t have to be a budget-busting experience. In fact, if you take a smart approach in your planning and in your day-to-day spending, travel in Latin America can be much more affordable than you probably(…)


Strange…or Accurate? An American’s Take on British English

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Speaking and understanding English is a complicated thing, whether it’s your mother tongue or an adopted language. From Great Britain to the United States and Australia to Scotland, English is spoken around the world as a primary and as a second language for many people looking to advance personally or professionally. Furthermore, the British are(…)


3 Things to Consider When Traveling with Kids in Latin America

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Traveling parents who are eager to encourage their kids to explore the world don’t have to go far to do it. From our neighbors just to the south in Mexico, to the inviting people of Nicaragua, to fun-loving friends in Brazil, we have a huge variety of countries and cultures to explore right here in(…)


¡Que Rico! 3 Classic Peruvian Dishes Every Kid Will Love

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Peruvian food has gained a lot of attention in the last few years, with chefs, foodies, and casual diners all starting to realize just how tasty this South American country’s cuisine truly is. From the unusual cuy (that’s guinea pig to you and me) to the elegant causa Limeña (potato, avocado, eggs, and other ingredients stacked(…)