Think you know Medellin? Think again…

Medellín, former home of Pablo Escobar, has come a long way. Many now call it the city of “eternal spring”. Situated in a valley of Colombia’s mountainous northwest region, it is now undergoing a major renaissance, making it arguably one of these best places to be in Latin America. From an emerging foodie scene to a growing creative class, […]

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A Day in Cartagena

Our Blue Parallel team has traveled extensively throughout Colombia to learn the ins and outs of this diverse and special country. For a traveler looking to learn about the intersections of Colombian history and culture, there is no better place than Cartagena. Here’s what our travel experts have to say about their day in this remarkable city.    Nestled […]

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Our Top Picks for Historical Hotels

Our Latin American and Mediterranean destinations are home to beautiful hotels with dramatic histories. From palaces to ancient ruins to noble families and famous architects, these hotels and their stunning properties are intertwined with the local history. Latin America Hotel Monasterio, Cusco, Peru Originally built as a monastery in the 16th century, today this Belmond […]

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Exploring Latin America through Art

In recent years, Latin America has emerged as a top destination for art lovers. For these travelers, we have compiled our favorite experiences-all of which include private guided tours that will have you planning your next adventure of a lifetime with Latin American art in mind!   1) Buenos Aires, Argentina In addition to a […]

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Latin America’s Best Hotels of 2015

Blue Parallel’s favorite luxury hotels of Latin America, ranked in one fabulous Top 10 List! Alvear Palace Hotel – Buenos Aires, Argentina  Located in the central and fashionable neighborhood of Recoleta, the Alvear Palace Hotel is acclaimed for its classic style architecture, elegance and luxury accommodations. In keeping with the theme of elegance, the rooms […]

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A Colombian Holiday Treat

The beautiful country of Colombia stretches across varying terrain, from the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean to the lush rainforest, where the gateway to the Amazon lies. Its history, like most of Latin America’s, encompasses both indigenous and European influences. Our travelers who visit this magnificent country will be treated to UNESCO World Heritage […]

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Top 5 Hiking Destinations

Some places are best explored on foot! Blue Parallel´s destinations in Latin America and the Mediterranean offer great hikes to discover cultural sites, spot local wildlife and above all, take in spectacular views. Here are our top five hiking destinations. Torres del Paine, Chile Enjoy the incredible natural beauty of the Torres del Paine national […]

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