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Simon Bolivar Slept Here (Maybe): Portal de la Marquesa

We can’t promise you that Simon Bolivar slept in the grand home in Mompos that is now Hotel Portal de la Marquesa, but there’s a good chance. He spent a lot of time in this part of Colombia in his latter years. The area may feel a little deja-vu familiar if you’ve read the Gabriel […]

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The Old is New: Casa Vieja to Busue in Mexico City

We once had a review of Casa Vieja Hotel on our site, an intimate Mexico City boutique hotel decorated in traditional colonial Mexican style. It was fascinatingly out of place, being just down the block from outlets of Gucci, Bose, and Louis Vuitton in the slick Polanco neighborhood. Apparently the incongruity was a bit too […]

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A Vacation in Belize on Us!

Would you rather be kicking back on that Belize island above right now? That’s Hatchet Caye, one of two stunning places you’ll be staying if  you enter our Belize vacation giveaway this month. Every once in a while we like to team up with some of our partners to give back to our regular readers […]

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Los Cabos Goes Modern at The Cape Hotel

If your hotel tastes run to the sleek and modern, The Cape is your spot in Cabo San Lucas. In a region teeming with luxury hotels that evoke a strong sense of place, there would seem to be room for one that takes a different approach, going glam and contemporary instead. More rock band than […]

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Our Review of New Hotel Carlota in Mexico City

Just off the popular boulevard Paseo de la Reforma, new boutique Hotel Carlota offers a central location plus a real sense of place in the Mexican capital. The top luxury hotels in Mexico City are mostly chain affairs, but sometimes a bold independent hotel has the courage and backing to take on the big players. […]

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NOW Luxury Boutique Hotel in a Resurgent Cali

When most people hear the name of Cali, Colombia, “hip boutique hotel” is probably not the first phrase that comes to mind. With all the incarnations of Escobar shows, movies, and telenovelas that have been released lately, it’s going to take a while for the city to shake off its sordid past. When a place […]

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