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Does Your Latin American Tour Include Interesting Hotels?

Because I write about tours and hotels a lot, friends or relatives will occasionally send a brochure or link and ask what I think of a tour they’re about to book. A lot of times the itinerary sounds fine, but the nights’ lodging spots seem like an afterthought. Instead of interesting hotels with a sense [...]

New Andaz Papagayo Resort in Guanacaste, Costa Rica

The Andaz brand from Hyatt is meant to be luxury with a playfulness, upscale but fun, well-equipped but laid-back. Their foray into Latin America is a good start, with the new Andaz Papagayo Peninsula Resort in northern Costa Rica getting high marks from our reviewer who was just there. The Papagayo Peninsula is an upscale [...]

A Tour of the Beaches of Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa

Last week I returned to Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa on the Pacific Coast of Mexico for the third time. I’m always glad to get back there. The views are stunning, the beaches nice, and the place never seems too crowded or congested. I brought my family along and we kicked it off right with a stay [...]

Touring San Miguel de Allende and Beyond With Coyote Canyon Adventures

The typical visitor to San Miguel de Allende checks out the few sights, does some shopping, strolls the pretty streets, and eats well. On this trip I wanted to do more, so I hooked up with Coyote Canyon Adventures to go beyond the norm. People tend to have very polarized views of San Miguel de [...]

New Vines of Mendoza Luxury Wine Lodge in Argentina

A few years back I did a popular post on the best wine lodges around Mendoza and it was a pretty short list. I need to update it. After a few years of big announcements and building, we’ve got a lot of new things to talk about in Argentina. The long-awaited Vines of Mendoza is [...]