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There’s a Lot of Mexico You’ve Never Heard About

I’m used to getting a puzzled expression when I tell people I live in Guanajuato, Mexico. Half the time, mentioning that I’m an hour and a half from San Miguel de Allende doesn’t help either. So I’d venture a guess that maybe 2 out of 100 people I would run across outside of Mexico know [...]

Hacienda Los Laureles in Oaxaca: Updated Review & Video Tour

I recently spent close to a week in Oaxaca City during the great Guelaguetza Festival and all the fun activities that take place at the same time. The last two days though we escaped the noise and bustle of the historic center and stayed put in a refuge on the edge of the city: Hacienda [...]

How to Tour Peru the Right Way

There are a lot of options for a lot of budgets when you decide to spend some time in Peru. If you’re a family or what to do something experiential and really memorable, the choices can get overwhelming. I interviewed Andre Robles of Voyagers Travel (http://www.machupicchutours.travel/), one of the top tour operators in South America, [...]

The Great Guelaguetza Festival in Oaxaca

If you happen to be planning a summer trip to Oaxaca for next year, you might as well go all out and hit the Guelaguetza Festival at the end of July. Held each year in the colonial capital city, the centerpiece is a spectacular dance performance in an outdoor amphitheater that features colorful dances from [...]

La Selva Luxury Amazon Jungle Lodge

There are three legs to Ecuador’s tourism stool: the Galapagos, the central valley, and the Amazon Jungle region. For the jungle part there has long been a lot of wildlife to see, but slim pickings for a lodge you could reasonably call “luxury” to bed down at each night. That changed when a lodge with [...]