Knowmad’s Jordan Harvey Named Best Trip Specialist for Argentina and Chile with praise for Peru by Travel + Leisure

Travel and Leisure A List Jordan Harvey

Photo by Ezra Raez

Active South America travel fans, get excited, because we have some news for you! In the September issue of Travel + Leisure magazine, Jordan Harvey, South America trip specialist and Knowmad co-founder, was named for the second year in a row, the best travel specialist for Argentina & Chile vacations, with additional praise for Peru trips.

Top 3 Things to Do in The Sacred Valley

Sacred Valley Travel

How many days do I need to see the Sacred Valley? What should I do or see in the Sacred Valley?

These are all great questions! A common mistake people make when traveling to Machu Picchu is cutting their trip too short, and rushing through the Sacred Valley on their way to Machu Picchu. Although not as well known as Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley has incredible hidden gems of its own, and often times ends up being our travelers’ most memorable and authentic part of their trip.

Book Your 2015 Inca Trail Hike Now and Save Big: The Perfect Way To Experience Peru Active Travel!

Peru Active Travel Inca Trail

Back by popular demand, we’re offering last year’s pricing for 2015 Inca Trail Trail & Beyond trip again. The Inca Trail is a fantastic way to experience Peru active travel. This offer helps us get you signed up before it’s too late, as permits are selling out as much as six months in advance, and it helps you get a great deal on the best Inca Trail trip out there! Deal valid now through October 1st and will not be extended or offered again.

Hola Arepa: Latin American Cuisine At It’s Finest

Latin American Cuisine

Christina Nguyen and Birk Stefan Grudem are the proud creators and owners of Hola Arepa, the Minneapolis born food truck and brand new Latin American cuisine restaurant on 35th and Nicolette in South Minneapolis. Tara and I were lucky enough to enjoy a quick bite and drinks there a few weeks ago and, after having such a good experience, we’re excited to get to know Christina, Birk and Hola Arepa a little better!

Adventures of the Louis Family: A Patagonia Vacation

Patagonia Vacation
Traversing Patagonia, staying in one of the world’s greatest lodges in Patagonia, doing a bit of ice-hiking on Perito Moreno Glacier, and jet boating to the base of Iguazu Falls before relaxing in a jungle retreat were just a few of the highlights on the Louis and Hulburd family trip. What a way for this extended family of 10 to create more memories and to live life! Sound like fun? Check out their photos and complete itinerary below to get ideas for your next family trip to South America!

Awasi: Torres Del Paine’s Newest Patagonia Luxury Lodge

Patagonia Luxury Lodge - Awasi Hotel

Created in 2013, Awasi Patagonia is the new kid in town and their unconventional approach to Patagonia lodges seems to be winning guests over 12 villas at a time with unique design, location and services. Following in the footsteps of its sister lodge, Awasi Atacama, it was given the stamp of approval by Relais & Chateaux, an association of the world’s finest hoteliers.