Monthly Archives: March 2012

Curried Quinoa

curried quinoa

Quinoa seems to be all the rage lately, as this world is discovering how hard gluten can be on your body. This grain, native to the high Andean regions of Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, and Columbia, is a great source of protein, calcium and iron. The Incans revered the crop and considered it sacred, referring it

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Travel Tips: Gear is Good, Learning How to Layer

Learning How to Layer - South America Travel

Right photo via @eggcanvas on Instagram. Having been born and raised in Minnesota (where we exist in sub-zero conditions for the majority of the year) I actually did learn to layer before I could walk. This knowledge of layering clothing proved useful years later in South America where, with its variable climate, it’s smart to

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Reports Are In: New Peru Adventure

Peru Adventure

Reports are in regarding Knowmad’s all new Peru adventures and travelers can’t get enough of Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail, the Amazon Basin, and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Machu Picchu and Inca Trail permits are filling up fast for this summer, so don’t delay in making your dreams into reality!

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Culture, Art & Design: Valparaiso & Vintage Labels

Valpairaso Chile

  Simply wandering through the eclectic, cobblestone streets of Valparaiso, Chile is enough to bring you back in time. Peddlers hawk their wares on street corners; the rickety ascencores, or cable cars, will still carry you up the hill for a hundred pesos; and the sound of guitar often fills the air.

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