Thanks to your petitions, Ecuador's Minister of the Environment Lorena Tapia just opened an investigation into state oil company Petroamazonas for their latest oil spill. Let's thank her and and also demand that she prohibit the company from expanding its operations further into the Amazon.

At Abercrombie & Kent, we strive at every turn to redefine your notion of what is possible on a vacation. Our approach combines singular service — such as a private passage by road and lake through the Andes, or a maximum group size of only 12 guests on each Galápagos shore excursion — with insider-access opportunities unlike any you have experienced before. A&K lets you discover Machu Picchu through the eyes of its former resident archaeologist, and introduces you to Mayan culture firsthand, through an exclusive meeting with a Mayan family.

As the boycott eases up, once-remote Burma is wide open to exploration.

La capital del Tibet  yace a la sombra del  palacio potala, residencia  del Dalai Lama que tuvo que abandonar su pais en 1959 para no ser apresado por los chinos. Con mas de mil habitaciones, el palacio rojo y blanco ha sobrivivido a la invasion convitiendose  en museo para obviar la legendaria historia de centro espiritual y religioso.

The best new way to sail down the Nile? Slowly, very slowly, on an old-style dahabiya.

Cambodia’s ancient temple of Angkor Wat has turned the Siem Reap area into a global destination.

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