Amanda Cargill Food Content Director, Latina Media Ventures, LLC

Amanda Cargill is the Food Content Director at Latina Media Ventures, where she oversees food- and spirits-related features in Latina Magazine and on Latina.com and TheLatinKitchen.com. She has traveled extensively in Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Southeast Asia, and the Middle East. Her work and travel have cultivated her palate and fostered a love of food and the stories it tells. She is also a former professional dancer who writes arts and entertainment reviews for domestic and international publications. Amanda received her BA in Sociology from UCLA.
Follow her on Twitter at @amandasi and on Instagram at @amandasi1

NYC Day Trips: 13 Off-the-Grid Must-See Sights for Natives and Tourists
NYC Day Trips: 13 Off-the-Grid Must-See Sights for Natives and Tourists

This story was originally published in the September 2016 issue of Latina magazine.

Whether first time tourist or frequent guest, these off-the-grid destinations in classic NYC nabes highlight the Big Apple’s diversity and make your travel story worth talking about.   


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Southern Charm: Where to Eat, Stay, Shop, and Play in Louisville, Kentucky
Latina's Guide to Louisville, Kentucky: Where to Eat, Stay, and Play

Beloved for its smoky bourbon and Southern drawl (locals call it Lou-vuhl) laid-back Louisville, Kentucky is fast becoming a favorite destination among foodies, families, and adventure seekers.

Its urban meets Midwestern meets Southern charm is the result of some quirky facts — 90% of the disco balls produced in the U.S. are made in Louisville — and a rich social fabric.

Here are the historic city’s travel highlights:


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Muhammad Ali: Why His Message Matters to Latinos
Muhammad Ali: Why His Message Should Matter to Latinos Everywhere

"The Greatest." Muhammad Ali gave himself this title more than 50 years ago, and because it was true, it stuck. To quote "The Greatest," "It ain't bragging if you can back it up."

Friday night, "The Greatest" died from respiratory complications related to Parkinson's, the degenerative disease he battled for 30-plus years. He was 74 years old.  


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Exclusive: 8 Kentucky Derby Looks We Loved at This Year's Races
8 Kentucky Derby Looks We Loved at This Year's Races

The Kentucky Derby is renowned for a lot of things — two of those things being horses and hats.


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5 Cruise Vacations for Every Travel Personality
5 Cruise Vacations for Every Travel Personality

Today’s cruise ships are less shuffleboard and buffets and more rock climbing walls, celebrity chef restaurants, and rich cultural excursions. Set sail aboard the world’s hottest vessels on your next vacation!
MORE: The Most Family Friendly Hotels In Latin America


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7 Insanely Luxurious Hotels That Are Also Eco-Friendly
7 Insanely Luxurious Eco-Friendly Hotels

As demand for off-grid vacation destinations and environmentally friendly accommodations has increased among Latino travelers, so too has the number and quality of luxury lodgings in Central and South America. Check out these seven eco-friendly resorts and hotels that are so luxurious, you won't even notice that you're saving the planet while vacationing. 

MORE: The Most Family Friendly Hotels In Latin America


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EXCLUSIVE: Ana Villafañe Dishes on Playing Gloria Estefan on Broadway
EXCLUSIVE: Ana Villafañe Dishes on Playing Gloria Estefan on Broadway

Good news, Gloria Estefan fans: The Cuban superstar is back, belting out her best-loved singles and rockin' her iconic black chaps nightly in New York.


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4 Hot Beach Vacations for the Globetrotting Latina
The Best Beach Vacations For The Globetrotting Latina

With the end of winter fast approaching, now is the time to start planning your summer vacation. Whether single and ready to mingle or traveling with la familia, these beach locales are sure to inspire your next getaway.

Click through for travel tips on where to eat, stay, and play at our four favorite summer vacation destinations.

MORE: 13 Picturesque Reasons To Visit Costa Rica


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Peruvian Chef Virgilio Martinez
Meet Peru's Most Famous Chef: Virgilio Martinez

Calling chef Virgilio Martinez a culinary superhero is kind of like calling hipsters annoying. Surprise! #LateAdopter. Central, his vaunted restaurant in Lima, Peru, is currently rated No. 1 in Latin America and No. 4 in the world, and before Martinez was manning its ship, he was opening restaurants for chef Gastón Acurio in Bogotá and Madrid. Translation: his superstar status is not new news.


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Traveling to Machu Picchu? Here's What the Travel Guides Won't Tell You
The Ultimate Travel Guide To Machu Picchu

So you’re going to Machu Picchu, eh? Good for you! There’s a lot you’ll need to know about traveling in Peru - tips for acclimating to the altitude; how to get from Cusco to the Inca trail; and more - and there are a lot of online travel guides that will tell you all of those things.

This isn’t one of them.


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