Tag Archives: Women Travel

GUEST REVIEW: Dolomites Alta Via 1 Trek

This group of 4 friends just returned from our guided Alta Via 1 Trek in the Dolomites. Read on to hear about their experiences and see some of the amazing photos from their trip! Truly a hiker’s paradise, thousands of … Continue reading

Posted in Dolomites, Europe, Trekking, Trip Journals, Trip Photos | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

GUEST REVIEW: Amazing Brazil and Peru Adventure

This group of three just returned from an incredible Brazil and Peru combination custom adventure! Read on to hear about their journey, the highlights, as well as personal advice to future travelers. Kicking off their journey in Sao Paulo, they … Continue reading

Posted in Brazil, Family Travel, Luxury, Machu Picchu, Peru, South America, Trip Journals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Tourist Safety In Brazil: Rio, Sao Paulo, and Further Afield

A common question we get from our travelers heading off to Brazil is: Will I be safe in Brazil? We went to our in-house Brazil expert, Gretchen, to get her take this. Read on to see what she has to … Continue reading

Posted in Brazil, South America | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

One Month In the Peruvian Amazon: One Woman’s Solo Dream Adventure Come True

A couple years ago, an adventurous solo female AWR traveler, Tracey, went to the Peruvian Amazon with AWR for a week and stayed in Iquitos at the Muyuna Lodge. This year, she came back to us asking to put together … Continue reading

Posted in Amazon, Peru, South America | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

South America’s Best Secret National Park

Welcome to Chapada Diamantina, the favorite national park you never knew you had! Chapada Diamantina is one of Brazil’s most glorious national parks, with plenty of options for hiking and trekking through gorgeous valleys, mountain plateaus, and enchanting caves. The … Continue reading

Posted in Brazil, South America, Trekking | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

10 Fun Brazil Coffee Facts & 3 Must-Visit Coffee Shops in Sao Paulo

After having spent the past few weekends among the sprawling coffee farms in the verdant Brazilian mountains of Minas Gerais State, our Brazil expert, Gretchen Traut, is here to share 10 fun facts about coffee in Brazil as well as … Continue reading

Posted in Brazil, South America | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Exploring Salta: Argentina’s Undiscovered Land of Adventure and Wine PART 2

This morning we awoke to the mountain mist lifting from the rustic fields stretching out around Cachi. We piled into Jorge’s 4×4 and set off on the windy roads towards the famous high altitude vineyards of Donald Hess’ Colome. (Read … Continue reading

Posted in Argentina, Chile, Family Travel, Luxury, South America, Trekking | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Exploring Salta: Argentina’s Undiscovered Land of Adventure and Wine PART 1

Arriving in Salta, located in northwest Argentina, from Buenos Aires always turns my world upside down. It had been three years since I was in Salta last. Salta is one of Argentina’s best kept secrets for nature and adventure enthusiasts … Continue reading

Posted in Argentina, Chile, Luxury, Trekking, Trip Journals | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Treasures of the Amazon: The Women of Cotijuba Island

Our journey deeper into the Amazon continues; the next four days we spend on Cotijuba Island with our hosts from MMIB (Movimento de Mulheres das Ilhas de Belem, Belem Islands Women’s Movement). From Belem, we head north to Porto Icoaraci, … Continue reading

Posted in Amazon, Brazil, South America, Sustainable Tourism | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

PART II: Treasures of the Amazon: Belem, Brazil

Continuing on from the vibrant Ver-o-peso Market, we land in Praca da Republica, home to the famous Teatro da Paz, a theater built during the rubber boom. Upon arrival, we see that the Praca has erupted into a rhythmic, colorful … Continue reading

Posted in Amazon, Brazil, South America | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment