Central & South America Blog Posts

pen pals brandon and diego October 30, 2018

A Pen Pal Story from Minnesota to Cuzco

Connecting with a new culture and the people that live it is always wonderful. The best feeling is when we watch our kids bond with other kids in a meaningful way despite differences in language and culture. That is just what happened when 8-year-old Brandon from Minnesota joined our Pen Pal program and met Diego,…

September 25, 2018

5 Reasons to Not Skip Ecuador

The Galapagos Islands gets a lot of press extolling its beauty — and it is all true. But do you know the Galapagos is part of Ecuador? Honestly, it’s a shame the mainland is often reduced to an airport code and a necessary overnight before heading to the islands. Here are 5 special tastes of Ecuador…

Cartagena, Colombia - part of a family vacation to Colombia September 4, 2018

Five Remarkably Colombian Experiences

A family vacation to Colombia will dazzle your family with a rich blend of Spanish, African and native Amerindian traditions, values and cultures. After a turbulent history, today’s proud culture is a pleasing melting pot of music, folklore and language, all woven throughout everyday life. Family togetherness is the most important aspect of their lives….

The Maras Salt Terraces - a Machu Picchu alternative. June 20, 2018

4 Things to See in Peru that Are Not Machu Picchu

One of the most famous places in the world is Machu Picchu in Peru. It’s an amazing place that every family should take the time to see and explore. Machu Picchu aside, Peru is an incredible country that is a perfect place to travel with kids. There are a lot of ancient ruins to explore,…

the view from a Galapagos family cruise June 15, 2018

Why Take a Galapagos Family Cruise?

One of the best ways to explore the Galapagos Islands is by taking a small boat cruise. Since there are 18 main islands, three small islands, and 107 islets that make up the Galapagos Islands, cruising is the best way to get around. Plus, on a small boat your family will have an intimate and…

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