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Where Should You Go On Vacation?

You’ve secured time off, planned your budget, and are ready to plan a vacation. So where should you go? The world is vast and narrowing down your next travel spot can but overwhelming. But have no fear — use our handy decision map to figure out the perfect destination!  


Costa Rica for Families

Brownell Independent Travel Advisor Martha Rhodes is no stranger to family travel. From the Galapagos to Iceland, Martha has explored exciting destinations with her family at her side. Below she shares 10 reasons why she loves Costa Rica for families. (Post originally featured here)   1.  Nature! Costa Rica has a very rich offering of biodiversity… Read More >

Exploring the Amazon: Brazil

The part of the Amazon that flows through Brazil is an older, more mature ecosystem. This means the trees are older and higher and the paths are deeper. We suggest the following two main paths to navigate along: the Rio Negro and the Tapajós River. The Rio Negro entry and exit both stem from Manaus,… Read More >

Costa Rica Travel Tips

Keep the following tips in mind when traveling abroad to Costa Rica! General Travel Tips • Currency: Costa Rica’s currency is the Colone. Dollars are readily accepted; however, change is given in Colones, unless you are at the airport or a large resort. • Electricity: The electrical outlets are the same as US. • Time:… Read More >

Wining and Dining in Chile

Dining is one of Santiago’s great pleasures, and one of its most affordable. The city has everything from fine restaurants to informal “picadas”, restaurants that specialize in typical Chilean food. New restaurants are opening every day in neighborhoods like Bellavista, where hip “Santiaguinos” gather to eat, drink and be merry. The excellent Borderío complex attracts… Read More >