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Top Tips for Active Travel in Latin America in 2016

Latin America offers endless active opportunities but how do you sort out the best on offer?  ATLAS has pulled together their top tips for 2016, a unique list of insider recommendations for the new, the best and the off-the-beaten path adventures.  Read more

Beaches, Colonial Towns, Volcanoes, Cigars: Nicaragua Is Smokin’

Nicaragua, Costa Rica’s edgy northern neighbor straddling the Caribbean and the Pacific, may not be the first place you’d consider for a fun-and-sun vacation. But if you’re ahead of the crowd and crave a bargain, this largest country in Central America, a short flight away from where you may be sitting in the icy cold, is a new travel hot spot. Read More

The Hidden Route to Machu Picchu

AS we neared the end of a very long climb up a very steep ridge, my guide, John Leivers, shouted at me over his shoulder. “It’s said that the Spaniards never found Machu Picchu, but I disagree,” he said. I caught up to him — for what seemed like the 20th time that day — and he pointed his bamboo trekking pole at the strangely familiar-looking set of ruins ahead. “It’s this place they never found.” Read more

In Darwin’s footsteps

“These islands are special because of their isolation and because of the effect of the currents. The California current, the cold Humboldt current and the Cromwell current bring an endless array of species that must adapt to survive. Without a doubt, Rocker Rock has the world’s second richest variety of underwater life, great and small. Number one is probably the Great Barrier Reef in Australia,” explains Meneses.

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Why Peru’s Inca Trail Is One of the World’s Greatest Hikes

AS we neared the end of a very long climb up a very steep ridge, my guide, John Leivers, shouted at me over his shoulder. “It’s said that the Spaniards never found Machu Picchu, but I disagree,” he said. I caught up to him — for what seemed like the 20th time that day — and he pointed his bamboo trekking pole at the strangely familiar-looking set of ruins ahead. “It’s this place they never found.” Read more

Adventure travel 2013: Top new trips to emerging places

Every year new destinations open up to adventurous travelers, whether through the efforts of enterprising tour companies, better access to backcountry, or increased political stability.

Be warned: these picks aren’t for kicking back on the beach with a margarita—unless you’re rewarding yourself after a 100-mile trek from the Colombian Andes. Now, you can cycle the once forbidden island of Cuba, explore unseen corners of Patagonia, and track gorillas in the deepest rainforest. Read more

World Guide Awards: winners announced

Four tour leaders from Peru, Britain, Cambodia and Tanzania were presented awards at a ceremony in London by Wanderlust, a magazine for independent travellers.

The annual Wanderlust World Guide Awards celebrate the unsung heroes of the travel industry, people who go beyond the call of duty to make travel experiences special. Read more