Travel life Archive

Where to Find Luxury in Nicaragua

Nicaragua and “luxury travel” haven’t been in the same sentence much until the last decade or so and only after the opening of Mukul Beach & Spa Resort did the country really get on the upscale travel agents’ radar. On the plus side, it means your decision-making is not all that difficult when deciding where […]

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An Insider’s Guide to La Roma in Mexico City

Want to know where to eat, drink, and shop in the most vibrant neighborhood of the capital city of Mexico—La Roma? We’ve got just the book for you. We’ve long had the author behind the best-selling Mexico City book on our roster of contributors and one who wrote the definitive restaurant guide to the city […]

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The (Still) Disappointing Vacation Confidence of Americans

Nearly two-thirds of Americans say an annual vacation is important to them, but 40 percent are not confident they’ll actually take one in 2016. On the plus side, projected spending is up. The average American household that is at least somewhat confident they will take a vacation this summer will spend $1798 on average, up […]

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Lots of Reasons to Travel to Brazil This Year

Yeah, we know. The news items next to the word “Brazil” and “travel” this year have not exactly been flattering. But sometimes the best travel opportunities come out of perceptions of trouble, so let’s talk about the positives for a moment. First though, we don’t mean to make light of the Zika virus situation. If […]

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Pikaia Lodge: a Reason to Stay on Land in the Galapagos

For a lot of good reasons, most visitors who come to the Galapagos Islands spend five to ten nights on a ship. Pikaia Lodge, opened in late 2014, is the first property luxurious enough to give visitors a reason to have a land base instead. It’s a good option for those who have problems sleeping […]

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Ron Prohibido Rum From Mexico: a Good First Attempt

Despite growing plenty of sugar cane and having a variety of altitudes for aging, it’s been quite a while since Mexico produced a quality rum. As in you may have to go back to the pre-revolution days when Spaniards ruled the lands. The resurrected story from that time is the one behind the name of […]

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