My family of three (including a 7-yr old) received $4500 in airline vouchers from TACA airlines last month because they bumped us from our confirmed connecting flight to Costa Rica and they were unable to give us cash as per U.S. law. These vouchers expire in a year so we would like to make a trip to South America before they expire in Dec. 2013. I am open to visiting just 1 or even 2-3 countries in my two-week vacation around Christmas and New Year. Which country or countries do you recommend and which cities/activities so that the trip is relaxing and entertaining for my family? We like experiencing different cultures, different cuisine and seeing new things (buildings, museums, wildlife, etc.).