environment Archive

Meet 5 Fascinating Antarctic Penguins

Long before they captured the hearts of audiences in movies like March of the Penguins and Happy Feet, penguins turned Antarctica’s remote, pristine landscapes into teeming wildlife domains. They number as many as 30 million and are scattered across Antarctica, its surrounding islands, and as far north as the equator. And these diverse areas are […]

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A New Inkaterra Hotel in the Sacred Valley of Peru

Some of the best luxury hotels in Peru are run by a local operation that’s both upscale and environmentally sensitive: Inkaterra. This award-winning small chain has just opened a new property in the Urubamba region of the Sacred Valley. We were one of the first media outlets to get a correspondent in to check it […]

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A Tour of Playa Cativo Luxury Eco Lodge in Costa Rica

Can a resort be eco-friendly but also chic and comfortable? Playa Cativo Lodge, a newcomer on the Gulfo Dulce across from the Osa Peninsula, does an admirable balancing act. It’s in a country where the green travel competition is stiff—Costa Rica—but this one does a better job than most of providing a luxe experience while […]

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An Adventure Travel Trip Through Baja Sur, Mexico

Most people, including most of our readers I’m sure, equate “Baja” with Los Cabos. Sure, the area at the end of the peninsula is the one with the most resorts, the golf courses, and the big international airport, but Baja is a very long peninsula. So long in fact that it’s made up of two […]

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Flying Straight to the Wonders of Antarctica From Chile

Many nature lovers who have a longing to see the stark beauty and wildlife of Antarctica are put off by the idea of taking so long to get there on a ship. Especially since that ship is crossing notoriously rough waters in the Drake Passage. There are a few companies that offer a way to […]

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An Un-Cruise up the Baja Sur Coast of Mexico

We’ll go on the record saying we’re not big fans of the giant floating convention-center sized cruise ships that have become so popular with the big corporate cruise lines. We know they make a lot of sense from a business standpoint, but we’d rather not see our destination from the balcony of a ship that’s […]

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