Latin America

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A quick survey of our Travel Planners has uncovered the most popular question they get about our Amazon tour: When is the best time to go?

In truth, though it may sound cliché, there really is no bad time to visit the Amazon River; however, your personal preferences and activities will play a big part in choosing which time of the year you should take an Amazon cruise.

June 16, 2009

Did You Know?

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Living on the Equator makes keeping cool a big priority for Galapagos penguins! Not only do they hold their flippers out to help the heat escape their bodies, to protect their feet from sunburn, Galapagos penguins hold their flippers over their feet when on land.

June 05, 2009

Travel Trivia: Panama

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Think you know everything in the world? Test your knowledge with our new Travel Trivia questions!

Simply e-mail your answer to our trivia question to eharley@ietravel.com. One winner will be selected at random from the correct answers to receive a prize (books, IE t-shirts and more!). There’s a new question every week, so keep trying!

What role did Panama’s Emberá Indians play in the U.S. Space Program?

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While drinking dirty river water might be better than having no water at all, International Expeditions believes that every person should have pure water, and the health and conservation benefits are enormous!

June 02, 2009

Travel Trivia

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Think you know everything in the world? Test your knowledge with our new Travel Trivia questions!

Simply e-mail your answer to our trivia question to eharley@ietravel.com. One winner will be selected at random from the correct answers to receive a prize (books, IE t-shirts and more!). There’s a new question every week, so keep trying!

What role did Panama’s Emberá Indians play in the U.S. Space Program?

May 26, 2009

Taste of Travel: Peru

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Peru is a surprising mixture of cultures and cuisines – including Spanish, African, Chinese and Europeans.  A true highlight of our Amazon River Voyage is the opportunity to sample the local fare, but even if you can’t be drifting down a river sipping a Pisco Sour, there’s no reason you can’t try these dishes at home!

Alfajores (Filled cookies with caramel)

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Who's on the other side of the phone when you call IE? Some of the most passionate travelers on Earth!

Tales from Patagonia by Travel Planner Charlie Weaver:

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The Amazon is an integration of rivers and jungles combined to form the largest wilderness area in the world — the Amazon Basin. Occupying over 2.5 million square miles and including major portions of nine South American countries, this area contains an enormous diversity and abundance of fauna and flora. Despite the hundreds of scientists who have explored the Amazon and the masses of data that have been compiled, most of its huge area is only vaguely known with thousands of new species waiting to be discovered.

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