Topic: Parting Shots

Ecuador Travel: Macalester College Alumni Association Dynamic Group Trip

Ecuador Travel

About three months ago the Macalester College Alumni Association embarked on an incredible adventure to Ecuador. This twelve-day trip highlighted incredible Andean landscapes and fascinating indigenous cultures in mainland Ecuador and included a luxurious six-day small ship cruise around Darwin’s Galapagos Islands which are full of fascinating endemic species and beautiful volcanic landscapes.

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Galapagos Islands Travel: Land + Sea

Instead of exploring the Galapagos Islands exclusively via land or sea, Knowmad travelers Rion and Shelly’s trip is an example of incorporating both a land-based accommodation and a catamaran cruise. The two enjoyed snorkeling, spotting wildlife, relaxing on their Galapagos Safari Camp porch, and experiencing life at sea onboard the Anahi. Learn about this unique Galapagos Islands trip here.

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2014 Annual South America Travel Photography Contest Results

Peru South America Travel Photography

Our 2014 Annual South America Travel Photography Contest results are in! Travelers captured moments from all over South America including photos from Patagonia, Machu Picchu, the Galapagos Islands, Easter Island, the Peruvian Amazon, the cloud forest in Ecuador, and more. With all of the incredible entries it was tough to pick our favorites. See our

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Traveler’s Trip Highlight: Two Weeks in Chile + Argentina

Two Weeks in Chile and Argentina

Knowmad travelers Stan and Kathy’s two-week trip to Chile and Argentina is a great example of a well-rounded active adventure in South America. The two spent a couple of weeks hiking, sightseeing, ice walking, wildlife watching, and photo safariing in both Argentine and Chilean Patagonia. They topped it off with a visit to Iguazú Falls

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Unforgettable Family Trip To Peru

Family Trip to Peru - South America

“You and your team did such a wonderful job and I can’t thank you enough. Our guide, Celinda, was incredible, extremely knowledgable and passionate about the Andean people and the Incan culture/ruins. We learned more than I could’ve imagined to. We loved the picnic, the climb up Waynapicchu, Machu Picchu and the ruins tours, the

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Peru Trip: Amazon Jungle, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca & Lima

Peru Trip Travel

Discovering caimans in the Amazon, exploring Machu Picchu and cooking with a local Peruvian chef are just a few highlights from this fantastic Peru trip! Russell Phillips and Ron Thomas started their vacation at the relaxing Reserva Amazonica Lodge in the Peruvian Amazon Jungle. Traveling east to Cusco and the Sacred Valley they admired ancient Incan

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