South America

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Do You Know the Emergency Numbers in Brazil?

911-112-110-155-191-999-191-997-998-999-115-114-113-119-118-117-111-000-120-119-110-999-110-119-911-115-116-105-107-100-911-123-15-17-18 Wondering what sort of odd coding appears above? These are the emergency numbers for each of the countries I have visited in the past 5 years. If you’re planning to attend the Olympic games this summer, do you know the emergency numbers in Brazil? When we were traveling around the world for 11 months, more »

Buenos Aires on Pink Pangea

Paige just wrote a piece for Pink Pangea about her family’s month in Buenos Aires.

La Libertadora and the Admirable Campaign

This past Friday was Simon Bolivar’s birthday.  In case you don’t know,  Bolivar was a Venezuelan military and political leader who was critical to establishing Venezuela, Ecuador, Bolivia, Peru, Colombia and a couple of other Central and South American countries no one in the United States cares about as independent of Spanish rule.  He’s the more »

Immersive Family Travel: 6 Tips for Living Like a Local

Whether you call it immersive travel, cultural travel, experiential travel, or adventure travel, it is a kind of travel that takes you deeper into a destination – beyond a place to its people, its culture. For my family it involves learning about a culture through the arts. For Vero’s family, it often involves leaping off more »

Looking for an eco-friendly vacation for your family?

I was recently walking along the National Mall in Washington, DC, when I saw a family leaving the Smithsonian Folklife Festival. As they passed a trash can, the mother tossed in her empty water bottle. Her son stopped in his tracks and his eyes grew wide. “But Mom! That’s recyclable! You can’t put that in more »

Parrillas in Argentina

Paige recently wrote a post for the SAVacations blog about parrillas in Buenos Aires. 

Landscapes of Ecuador

There’s something beautifully vulnerable in a hiking child, focused on the step ahead, marking the earth with small footprints. We took this picture last summer hiking part of the Quilotoa Loop, a spectacular trail in the Andean Mountains of Ecuador. See this post for more on our trip to Ecuador.  

Three Keys to Great Short-Term Apartment Rentals in Colombia

Today’s post on apartment rentals in Colombia comes from Courtenay Strickland from the Barranquilla or Bust blog. Read more about her family’s adventures in Colombia below the post. If you’re traveling with one or more small children, you may have experienced a scenario like this: 9:30 PM – Attempt to put toddler to bed in your more »

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