Travel life Archive

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 [...]

Cuenca Real Estate: No Secret, but Still a Great Value

Back in 2010 we wrote about Cuenca luxury real estate and although the word was getting out at that point, only those who read publications like International Living were really hearing much about it. Then the bandwagon press machine started up in earnest and the city got mentioned as a retirement hotspot in magazines and [...]

A Luxurious Train Ride from Cusco to Puno in Peru

There are very few countries in Latin America where train travel is even possible, much less an interesting way to get from Point A to Point B. Peru has long been an exception, thanks to the joint efforts of Peru Rail and Orient-Express. Years ago we posted a feature on the most famous luxury train [...]

A Maya Morning in Belize at Caracol

By Lydia Carey At 6am the Melodious Blackbird sings me awake. This is the second day that it has served as my Belizean alarm clock. Today it got me up in time to take a tour of the Caracol Maya ruins site, about an hour and half from the Hidden Valley Inn resort down a [...]

A Perfect Day in Quito

The city of Quito, Ecuador has figured into plenty of hotel reviews we’ve done and two tour stories: Quito and the High Valley and a Mainland Ecuador feature. What if you just have one day in the city though before or after the Galapagos? What’s the best way to spend that day? On a Quito [...]