Our Updated Review of Hotel Libertador Lago Titicaca in Puno

Sometimes time feels like it flies by quickly and when one of our correspondents was going to be in Puno, Peru, we realized it had been seven years since we stepped into the Hotel Libertador Lago Titicaca. Although the long-promised renovations still aren’t in motion, it was time for us to post an update with […]

Why Vogue, GQ, and the New York Times Have “Discovered” Placencia

Have we reached the tipping point in Placencia, Belize? You’ve seen this trajectory before: a place is completely unknown, then is discovered by a few pioneers who move there, then word of mouth and a few travel articles bring more and more visitors each year. Better hotels go up, including one or two luxury ones, […]

Travel Price Inflation Is Limited in Latin America

More people are traveling each year and the world is getting richer. That means rising prices around the globe, but the good news is, travel rates are rising less in Latin America. Last month Travel Pulse posted a story called Strong Local Economy Means Higher Travel Prices. We Americans have been insulated a bit from […]

Antarctica Alternative: the Falklands and South Georgia Island

Many travelers want to visit Antarctica because it’s a bucket list item, or because it’s continent number seven for them. Or maybe there’s a pull because it seems like the last wild place where nature rules. You could hang a left on the map from Argentina instead, however, and see teeming wildlife in the Falkland […]

Artsy Style on Lake Atitlan With Lush Hotel in Guatemala

There are two big draws to Lake Atitlan in Guatemala: the views and the Mayan villages. With Lush Atitlan Hotel, you get both. It’s got panoramic lake and mountain vistas, but you’re a footpath away from San Marcos Village. The property sits by the lake, built next to a rock cliff that’s incorporated into the […]

Combining the Mountains and the Jungle in Peru

We’ve said many times before that it’s a bad idea to hurry through Peru like so many tourists do. If you take your time instead of trying to cram everything into just a few days, you’ll have a much richer experience. Partly because of the tourism board’s narrow focus, most people don’t know there is […]

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