Travel life Archive

Exploring Culture and Chocolate in Guatemala

It’s been quite a while since we had something new to talk about in Guatemala, so I’m happy to announce the posting of a new tour story from there. One of our writers was experiencing the country with Culture Xplorers, and excellent tour company that deftly balances attentive service with close-to-the-ground experiences. This three-day Guatemala [...]

Touring Cuenca and the Countryside of Southern Ecuador

Late last year I finally made it to a city I’ve had on my list for a while: Cuenca, Ecuador. This #3 city in the country by population is best known as a retirement hotspot for gringos, but that’s just the narrative that the media latches onto most. The foreign retirees are only a tiny [...]

Flor de Cana 12-year Rum Review

Flor de Caña Centenario 12-year Rum is certainly one of the finest in the world. It comes not from some Caribbean island, but from the Central American country of Nicaragua. The name means “sugar cane flower” and it has a sweet smell indeed. (Gringo tip: the last word is pronounced “KAHN-ya,” like Kanye West with [...]

Golf in Costa Rica – a New Update

A few years back we posted an article on golf courses in Costa Rica and what experienced players can expect in this small country better known for jungles and nature. We realize it’s not the first activity most people think of for this eco-friendly destination, but there are some very good reasons for golfers to [...]

Belize by Land and By Sea

It’s been a while since we posted any kind of tour story from Belize, so we’re happy to announce we’ve got one up now from associate editor Lydia Carey. Called Beautiful Belize by Land and by Sea, it’s the kind of trip that attracts many to Belize: a few days in the jungle, then a [...]