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Pikaia Lodge: a Reason to Stay on Land in the Galapagos

For a lot of good reasons, most visitors who come to the Galapagos Islands spend five to ten nights on a ship. Pikaia Lodge, opened in late 2014, is the first property luxurious enough to give visitors a reason to have a land base instead. It’s a good option for those who have problems sleeping […]

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Ron Prohibido Rum From Mexico: a Good First Attempt

Despite growing plenty of sugar cane and having a variety of altitudes for aging, it’s been quite a while since Mexico produced a quality rum. As in you may have to go back to the pre-revolution days when Spaniards ruled the lands. The resurrected story from that time is the one behind the name of […]

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Luxury Travel for Less This Year in Latin America

If you want to upgrade your luxury travel experience or get the most from a vacation budget that’s not unlimited, Latin America offers some historic values this year. If you pay even a passing attention to the financial news, you know that the U.S. economy is thrashing most others around the world this year and […]

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Cazadores Tequila in a Revamped Bottle

The iconic tequila brands of Mexico tend to differ quite a bit from what you commonly see abroad and one of the most popular throughout Mexico is Cazadores—“the hunters.” With its distinctive buck head with antlers on the bottle, it’s long been easy to pick out from the other side of the bar. The design […]

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The Honduras PGA Golf Course at Indura Resort

You don’t often see PGA (Professional Golf Association) and Central America in the same sentence. Until recently you never saw that acronym associated with Honduras: until Indura Resort opened there wasn’t a professional 18-hole course in the entire country. They made up for lost time with this one, on a stunning course designed by Gary […]

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Thompson Hotels’ Twofer in Playa del Carmen

We raved before about Thompson Hotels’ first foray into Mexico, the young and stylish The Cape in Los Cabos, but their latest in Playa del Carmen didn’t have a large empty oceanfront lot to work with. Playa del Carmen is now one of the country’s priciest real estate markets and there’s not all that much […]

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