Beyond Words –  Brazil for the Deaf Traveler
Jan06

Beyond Words –
Brazil for the Deaf Traveler

Part of the appeal of traveling to other places is broadened horizons, right? New languages, new people: all part and parcel of the spice of a new country. As a deaf traveler, negotiating my way through a new culture in complete silence was doubly difficult in comparison to attempting in my own. Language barriers are challenging enough as a deaf person working between my own language, English, and the UK’s national sign language,...

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An Ode to Life Magazine and Gordon Parks
Apr08

An Ode to Life Magazine and Gordon Parks

An Ode to Life Magazine and Gordon Parks An Ode to Life Magazine and Gordon Parks As part of my trip to Brazil, I wanted to pay homage to one of my favorite photographers, Gordon Parks. In 1961, Parks released a photo series for Life magazine, “Freedom’s Fearful Foe: Poverty” transporting Middle America from the comfort of home into the squalor of the favelas of Brazil. The portrait of young Flavio and his families struggle for...

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Rio De Janeiro Becomes World Heritage Site
Nov28

Rio De Janeiro Becomes World Heritage Site

Christ Redeemer and Rio, Brazil, now Tops to UNESCO UNESCO World Heritage Recognizes Rio De Janeiro Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – The UNESCO Heritage Committee has elected the city of Rio de Janeiro as the first big city to receive the title of World Heritage Site in the Urban Landscape category. The decision was made at the Committee’s 36thsession in Saint Petersburg, Russia on July 1, 2012. The National Institute of Historic and Artistic...

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My CISV Experience
Nov04

My CISV Experience

My CISV Experience   Before I could say “hello” or ask what was wrong, the girls teared up and said they had a confession. They had picked the lock to the female leaders’ room — which was off limits – stolen a full jar of Nutella, and had eaten the entire thing. They wanted me to hear the confession directly from them. These girls were learning to be responsible adults as they learned the true meaning of respect, honesty...

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LAN Airlines’ Biannual ‘Big Deal’ Sale to South America
Jun18

LAN Airlines’ Biannual ‘Big Deal’ Sale to South America

(MIAMI, FL – May 31, 2012) – LAN Airlines, South America’s premier air carrier, and its affiliates are excited to announce the mid-year ‘big deal’ sale! Plan an adventure to one of South America’s most sought after destinations and take advantage of some of LAN’s lowest prices yet. Savings this big only happen twice a year, so book now for an unforgettable travel experience that can be found only in South America and only with LAN....

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LAN Airlines Offers Spring Specials to South America
Mar06

LAN Airlines Offers Spring Specials to South America

(MIAMI, FL, March 2012) – LAN Airlines, South America’s premier carrier, and its affiliates invite passengers to celebrate the arrival of springtime by booking a trip to South America. Savvy travelers can get a head start on planning a summer getaway this year by taking advantage of LAN Airlines and its affiliates’ low fares on travel taking place from March 15 to June 15. Passengers can book now through March 12. “We are excited to...

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Hilton Hotels Launch “Authentically Local” Vacation Experience
Feb11

Hilton Hotels Launch “Authentically Local” Vacation Experience

(MIAMI, Fla., February 2012) – In an effort to meet travelers’ growing desire for authentic vacation experiences, a selection of Hilton Hotels & Resorts, DoubleTree by Hilton, and Hilton Garden Inn hotels in the Caribbean and Latin America today announced the “Authentically Local” package – an exciting new program that introduces travelers to local culture and language. Available now through Dec. 31, 2012, the “Authentically...

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Copa Airlines Announces Service to Four New Destinations
Jan30

Copa Airlines Announces Service to Four New Destinations

(PANAMA CITY, Jan. 25, 2012) — Copa Airlines, subsidiary of Copa Holdings, S.A., announced that it will begin non-stop service in June 2012 from Panama to four new destinations: Recife, Brazil; Liberia, (Guanacaste), Costa Rica; Las Vegas, Nevada and the island of Curacao. Passengers who depart or connect to these new flights through Copa’s Hub of the Americas at Tocumen International Airport will have access to a network...

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LAN Airlines Announces the Biggest Deal of the Year
Dec04

LAN Airlines Announces the Biggest Deal of the Year

 (MIAMI, November 28, 2011) – LAN Airlines, South America´s premier air carrier, and its affiliates announce the biggest deal of the year! Passengers looking to travel to South America next year can book now through December 12, 2011 and enjoy savings on trips to Argentina, Chile, Peru, Ecuador, Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela.   “LAN is making a big deal about South America this year! With prices this low to destinations this...

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New Latin American Vacations in 2012
Sep02

New Latin American Vacations in 2012

Brendan Vacations, the Ireland Specialist, is also a leader in providing unique and memorable guided vacations to Latin America. Brendan is now pleased to announce their 2012-13 South & Central America 2012-13 Brochure highlighting the region’s vibrant culture and vast natural and historical treasures. Brendan knows it’s all about you, the customer– everyone has different travel needs and expectations. By “taking you...

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