Family Adventure in the Galapagos

For many families, the Galapagos, with its exotic marine, plant and bird life and eye-popping scenery, is a bucket-list destination. Situated just more than 600 miles off the coast of Ecuador, these volcanic islands — 19 in all — offer a dizzying array of sting rays, giant tortoises, sea lions, sharks and exotic birds that […]

Spectacular Santiago for Friends and Family

By Gregory D. McCluney Chile, the longest, thinnest country in the world, is a study in contrasts. In the northern regions lies one of the driest parts of the world, the Atacama Desert. Its southern tip is the jumping-off point for travel to Patagonia, the lake country and on to the South Pole. Sandwiched in […]

Explore Peru’s Many Facets

Over the past few years, Peru experienced a seemingly meteoric rise in visitation with loads of people traveling to perhaps its most popular attraction, Machu Picchu. While Machu Picchu is an incredible sight to behold, there’s much more to experience in the South American country’s 496,000-plus square miles within proximity to the Amazon, Pacific Ocean […]

How Valparaiso Got Her Groove Back

With so many urban destinations characterized by gleaming towers, glitzy malls and a fast pace, there’s something refreshing about Valparaiso, Chile, which is two hours … and a world apart … from Santiago. A blanket of Victorian and early 20th-century homes cover the hills and mountainsides, while the city center’s landmark buildings refer to its […]

From Tots to Teens in Santiago, Chile

National capitals are the stuff family dream vacations are made of, as there is never a shortage of things to see and do, and ways to tailor the visit to kids of different ages. Santiago, Chile, elevates that notion, and not only because the top attractions of late include the tallest building in South America […]

Bogotá, Colombia

With a mild climate similar to San Francisco, a compelling mix of cultures, cuisines and location in the geographic center of Latin America, Bogotá, Colombia, has the potential to become the next great family destination in the Southern Hemisphere. This statement may be surprising to some skeptical parents, but thanks in part to a strong […]