Ecuador Archive

The Revamped Galapagos Sea Star Journey Ship Sails With More Style

The Galapagos Sea Star from Latin Trails was a fine ship before its recent renovations: in the World Travel Awards it scored as “South America’s Leading Boutique Cruise.” They took things up a notch recently though and now this vessel from one of the area’s most respected companies is ready to take on passengers looking [&hellip

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The Latest Picks for the Top Hotels in South America

Want to know which are the most highly regarded luxury hotels and resorts in South America? We’ve got some rare convergence with the Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards—if we just stick with the least influenced region. Their picks match up well with our South America luxury reviews. I’m no fan of the supposed “readers’ [&hellip

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A New Luxury Boutique Hotel in Quito: Illa Experience

We’ve talked before about the good reasons to hang around for a while in Quito, Ecuador. For the first time in a few years, there’s a new luxury property opening up this month to talk about too: Illa Experience Hotel. There’s a connection to the well-respected tour company Latin Trails, so we know it’s going [&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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Touring Peru and the Galapagos in Less Than Two Weeks

We’ll be the first to say you should take your time and not hurry through Peru. What you’ll see on a leisurely cruise of the Galapagos is far different than what you’ll see on a few short stops. Not everyone has unlimited vacation time, however, so for many working stiffs even getting two weeks away [&hellip

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8 Latin AmericanTravel Destinations Where It’s Always Warm

As I write this there are ice storms blanketing the midwest USA and some parts of the Rockies have gotten a meter of snow. An NFL football championship game this past weekend had to be moved back to allow times to clear the roads. If you’re feeling down from the cold and gray and dreaming [&hellip

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