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New Luxury Boutique Hotel in Santiago: Lastarria

If the opening of new luxury hotels is an indicator of a healthy economy, Chile is certainly doing much better than more-hyped Brazil. We’ve noted several times lately that most of the new and notable hotels opening or about to open in South America are located in Chile and the newest addition to the scene [...]

A Triple Vote for the Best Hotels in Latin America

Is there a definitive answer on which hotels and resorts are viewed as the best in Mexico, Central America, and South America? Sort of. I’ve said before that there’s a lot of hanky-panky that goes on with “best of” readers polls in magazines. Ballot stuffing is a part of the job when you’ve got a [...]

Green Galapagos Touring with Ecoventura

We’ve already run two Galapagos tour stories in the past, but though the animals and itineraries may be similar, all Galapagos cruises are not created equal. This time one of our writers went out with the most eco-friendly company plying these waters: Ecoventura. As a company that’s maintained Smart Voyager certification since 2000, you know [...]

Taca + Lacsa + Aerogal = Avianca

The news came out yesterday that the various brands owned by the merged Avianca/Taca company are going to be combined under one brand. Avianca won out, so the others will go away in 2013. Aerogal will be the last to switch. I picture a bunch of execs in a board room screaming at each other [...]

The Best Luxury Travel Blog

Yes indeed, that’s what we just got named in the Avis A-list Blog Awards: Best Luxury Travel Blog. Thanks to all of you who saw the note we put on here a few weeks ago and voted for us. We appreciate it! So who came out on top in the other categories? Here are a [...]