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Best Destination: Medellín, Colombia

Situated in a narrow valley, Medellín packs the punch of a city twice its size. Its skyline reaches for the heavens, setting high-rise apartments and office buildings against a backdrop of jagged peaks in every direction. Its pleasant climate gives it its nickname – the City of Eternal Spring – …

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Saint Lucia honoured by World Travel Awards

The prominence of Saint Lucia as a romantic haven has been confirmed, with the Caribbean island recognised with the title of World’s Leading Honeymoon Destination and the World Travel Awards. The news was confirmed during a virtual announcement from the World Travel Awards broadcast from Moscow. Saint Lucia has been recognised for the award …

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Brazil: Parque Nacional da Tijuca

The Tijuca is all that’s left of the Atlantic rainforest that once surrounded Rio de Janeiro. This 39-sq-km tropical-jungle preserve is an exuberant green, with beautiful trees, creeks and waterfalls, mountainous terrain and high peaks. It has an excellent, well-marked trail system. Candomblistas (practitioners of the Afro-Brazilian religion of Candomblé) …

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Peru: The 700m-long oval fortress of Kuélap

The 700m-long oval fortress of Kuélap, made up of millions of cubic feet of remarkably preserved stone, was constructed between AD 900 and 1100, and rediscovered in 1843. Shaped like an ocean liner atop a 3000m-high limestone ridge, it is surrounded by an imposing, near-impenetrable wall that towers up to …

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Argentina: Glaciar Perito Moreno

Among the Earth’s most dynamic and accessible ice fields, Glaciar Perito Moreno is the stunning centerpiece of the southern sector of Parque Nacional Los Glaciares. Locally referred to as Glaciar Moreno, it measures 30km long, 5km wide and 60m high, but what makes it exceptional in the world of ice …

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