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Getting to La Selva Jungle Lodge in Ecuador

By design, a jungle lodge is going to be remote. If you’re really going to be out where the wildlife is, you’re not going to be able to just hop in a taxi and be there ten minutes later. The ones in the Amazon Basin of Ecuador require less of an arduous trek than many […]

Sleek Nizuc Resort on the Edge of Cancun

After a bit of a lull in new hotel openings on the Caribbean coast of Mexico, a few new projects have opened in the past year. The latest and greatest is the sleek Nizuc Resort & Spa that’s a quick hop from the Cancun airport. This place was a while in the making, changing hands […]

Hip Boutique Hotel 1850 in the Center of Guanajuato

Sometimes we review a hotel that seems better than it even needs to be. Hotel 1850 Boutique has the best location in Guanajuato, a historic UNESCO World Heritage Center, and if they had merely been an adequate luxury hotel I’m sure they would have still gotten lots of business. After all, the competition is not […]

Finally Some Luxe Hotel News From Rio de Janeiro

  Many of those coming to see the World Cup or the Olympics in Brazil are going to have a tough time finding a hotel in Rio de Janeiro. Copacabana Palace has been sold out “for years” for those two events and cruise ships are going to be docking to add a few thousand beds […]

Yemaya Upscale Yoga Retreat on Little Corn Island

When we arrived at Yemaya Island Hideaway and Spa on Nicaragua’s Little Corn Island, it reminded me of my younger backpacker days roaming around the islands of Thailand and Indonesia. An unspoiled coast with natural beaches, little cottages tucked away behind the coconut palms. No big resort complex with sprawling concrete structures, just some unobtrusive […]

Rio Sagrado Belmond Hotel in Peru’s Sacred Valley

If you remember hearing about a hotel in Peru called Rio Sagrado but that “Belmond” part is a mystery, that’s because this Sacred Valley resort just got a slight name change. The famous Orient-Express company has rebranded itself and is going with Belmond. It’s really just a new logo on the letterhead. In Peru the […]