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Belize by Land and By Sea

It’s been a while since we posted any kind of tour story from Belize, so we’re happy to announce we’ve got one up now from associate editor Lydia Carey. Called Beautiful Belize by Land and by Sea, it’s the kind of trip that attracts many to Belize: a few days in the jungle, then a [...]

A Maya Morning in Belize at Caracol

By Lydia Carey At 6am the Melodious Blackbird sings me awake. This is the second day that it has served as my Belizean alarm clock. Today it got me up in time to take a tour of the Caracol Maya ruins site, about an hour and half from the Hidden Valley Inn resort down a [...]

A Video Tour of Blue Diamond Riviera Maya

We had the pleasure of staying at Blue Diamond Riviera Maya Resort & Spa a couple weeks ago and really liked what we saw. Here’s a tour of the place from a video shot at the same time: As you can see, this is a gorgeous property. Once upon a time it was a Mandarin [...]

A New Easter Island Luxury Retreat: Hangaroa

For years now we’ve only had one luxury hotel featured for Easter Island, also known a Rapa Nui. Now we’re happy to say you’ve got a choice if you land on our best Chile hotels page: Hangaroa Eco Village Resort and Spa. Hangaroa is a tad less pricey than its predecessor from Explora, plus you [...]

Unplugged Cruising off the Baja Peninsula

We don’t write a whole lot of feature stories on cruises, since most of them aren’t all that high-end, so perhaps its fitting that our latest is on an “Un-cruise Adventure.” Our contributor Ellen Barone took off from La Paz, in the Baja California Peninsula of Mexico, for a seven-day luxury cruise around the Sea [...]