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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 [...]

Galapagos Movie, New Mexican Airline, and More

We’re taking a break from new postings and our jaunts to share some travel news from around Latin America. First, there’s a new Galapagos movie out now and it’s probably not what you think. It’s a documentary, but not about animals or the Humbolt Current. Instead it’s a story about intrigue, sex, and murder. See [...]

Renting a Car in Mexico

Renting a vehicle and driving yourself is a bad idea in many Mexican cities, but it’s a great idea if you want to go exploring a region on your own schedule, away from the congestion on the open road. I’ve been traveling to Mexico for about a decade, regularly renting a car to go to [...]

Does Your Latin American Tour Include Interesting Hotels?

Because I write about tours and hotels a lot, friends or relatives will occasionally send a brochure or link and ask what I think of a tour they’re about to book. A lot of times the itinerary sounds fine, but the nights’ lodging spots seem like an afterthought. Instead of interesting hotels with a sense [...]

Let’s Go to Chile! $160 Visa Fee Dropped

March has kicked off with a bang for the Southern Cone country of Chile as the U.S. Government and the Chilean government have gone to work and gotten something done. Chile has dropped its hefty visa fee that Americans had to cough up before even stepping foot outside the Santiago airport, while the United States [...]