Patagonia: Land of the Giants

Patagonia is a truly enchanting region of Southern Argentina and Chile. With everlasting snow-capped mountains, ancient ice blue glaciers, emerald green lakes, and heavenly green forests, its awe-inspiring natural beauty makes it one of the most spectacular destinations on Earth. Over the past few months, the Blue Parallel team traveled extensively through many of the […]

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Falling for Iguassu

The white, thundering jets of water crashed all around us, and everyone in the boat was soaked to the bone. With a wicked smile, the captain steered us straight under the pounding, freezing torrents until everyone aboard could feel the mighty, wet wrath of Garganta del Diablo–The Devil’s Throat–one of the largest waterfalls on Earth. […]

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Inside Scoop: Santa Maria de Lobos

When having an extra day to spend in Buenos Aires, many travelers will take advantage of the time to explore the area outside the city known as the Pampas. This region is most known for its gaucho culture – Argentine cowboys who roam the plains on horseback tending the land or corralling cattle. The landscape […]

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BP on the Ground: Ecuador

Just got back from an amazing trip to Ecuador! From start to finish, I was continually amazed by the immense beauty of its people and geography. From the lush green mountains of the Andean Highlands to the turquoise waters of the Galapagos – Ecuador has a little bit for everyone! Beginning in Quito, the capital […]

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BP on the Ground: Alentejo, Portugal

#BPontheground horseback riding in the gorgeous countryside#Alentejo #Portugal. We have been exploring the vast green plains and a slower pace of life of Alentejo on horseback this week! This is the perfect escape from the bustling city of Lisbon. In the north lies green, marshy pastures while further south one can find the beautiful coastline […]

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BP on the Ground: Lisbon, Portugal

#BPontheground in the historical and urban capital of Portugal, Lisbon! Located where the Atlantic Ocean meets the River Tagus, Lisbon brings together various cultures and histories that have left their mark on the city since pre-Roman times. It is one of the oldest cities in Western Europe and its beauty as an old world turned modern city […]

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BP on the Ground: Douro, Portugal

#BPontheGround a beautiful bike ride through enchanting and unbelievably scenic Douro Valley, Portugal. A short departure from the port city of Porto, the path to Douro Valley follows the meandering Douro river that weaves in and out of mountains and valleys. The beauty of this region cannot be understated: from pristine green flora that covers the […]

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