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A Welcome Guanajuato Addition: Casa del Rector

Built into the bones of a 19th-century rectory in the center of Guanajuato City, Casa del Rector Hotel is a well-designed luxury boutique hotel withing walking distance to everything in Centro. I’ve spent three years of my life living in Guanajuato, one of the most interesting colonial cities in Mexico. It’s a relatively big tourist [&hellip

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Taking the Hot Springs at Colca Lodge in Peru

You feel like you’re a long way from anywhere when you get to the Colca Lodge beside the canyon of the same name. It won’t take long to recover and relax though, with great views and multiple hot springs pools around the property. Most of the hotels around the Colca Canyon are geared to intrepid [&hellip

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Ecuador Has a Mainland Too You Know…

I’m guessing that if you ask 100 people if they want to go to Ecuador at some point in their life, most will shrug and say no or maybe. If you ask them if they’d like to visit the Galapagos Islands, however, their ears will perk up and you’ll get a more positive response. It’s [&hellip

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Another Great Santiago Boutique Choice: Hotel Magnolia

The Chilean capital of Santiago seemed to take its time opening new luxury hotels with character, even as ones in other South American cities kept popping up with regularity. They’ve been making up for lost time the past few years though and the newest upscale boutique hotel is Hotel Magnolia. Like most of the interesting [&hellip

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Luciano K Boutique Hotel With History in Santiago

While there are a few big chain hotels in Santiago, Chile, many of the best options are small boutique hotels with attentive service and a story to tell. We recently added a new one to our reviews: Hotel Luciano K in the Barrio Lastarria neighborhood. It’s hard to believe now, but this seven-story building was [&hellip

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8 Excursion Activities You Can Take From Cancun

If you’ve never been to Mexico’s most popular destination of Cancun, you might be surprised about how much there is to do in the region. The usual cliché about vacationers in Cancun resorts is that they stay in a walled-off all-inclusive complex the whole time, then turn around and fly back home. It’s very easy [&hellip

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