Travel life Archive

More Americans on Vacation, but They’re Looking for Value

Here’s the good news: Americans are more confident about taking a vacation this summer. The bad news? An improved economy does not mean a more open wallet. The annual Vacation Confidence Index commissioned by Allianz Travel Insurance found that U.S. travelers are feeling better about taking time off for traveling, but the rise in millennial […]

Hiking the Lares Trails in Peru in Style

When Mountain Lodges of Peru launched its Lodge to Lodge Trek to Machu Picchu along the Salkantay route earlier this decade, it was an almost instant success. Prior to that, no matter how “glamping”-like the experience was for a high-end Inca Trail tour, you were still camping, using rudimentary bathroom facilities. With MLP’s lodges, you […]

A Rock Star Hotel Suite at Machu Picchu

I had to do a little digging to extract some info from the discreet staff at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel in Peru, but it turns out the lead singers of two of the biggest rock bands in history slept here. This would be suite #40 of Villa Inkaterra, a secluded house on a hillside […]

Why Copa Airlines is the Top Choice for Latin America

As you would imagine, I and our various correspondents spend a lot of time on planes getting to where we’re going in Latin America. It’s becoming clearer each year that the airline of choice for this region is Copa Airlines. They are based in Panama City, which happens to be right smack in the middle […]

Renting a Luxury Villa in Los Suenos, Costa Rica

If you’re a fisherman or have friends who like to reel in sailfish and blue marlin, you’ve probably heard of Los Sueños in Costa Rica. Or if you’re an international golfer, you may have had suenos of your own about teeing off here next to the Pacific Ocean. Perhaps you just want a base for […]

The Most Dramatic Drive in Peru

If you spend some time meandering through Peru, especially around the Sacred Valley of the Incas, you’ll see vistas out the window that blow away most of the scenery you’ve seen from a vehicle window anywhere. If you want to go straight to the best of the best, be sure to travel along the road […]