Ron Pampero Aniversario Rum is Worth Seeking Out

Twice I’ve tried Ron Pampero Aniversario Rum over a period of several days and both times I’ve made a note to buy it again when I got home. Then when I got home, I never saw it in a store. That may be because this fine rum is from Venezuela. There’s not much of anything […]

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Simon Bolivar Slept Here (Maybe): Portal de la Marquesa

We can’t promise you that Simon Bolivar slept in the grand home in Mompos that is now Hotel Portal de la Marquesa, but there’s a good chance. He spent a lot of time in this part of Colombia in his latter years. The area may feel a little deja-vu familiar if you’ve read the Gabriel […]

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Luxury Life on the Amador Causeway in Panama City

Imagine looking out your living room window at the Pacific Ocean, then seeing a huge ship glide by that’s on its way to China, as it moves toward the Panama Canal. That’s going to be the case with the new Naos Harbor Island project when it’s completed. When I first visited Panama City a decade […]

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The Old is New: Casa Vieja to Busue in Mexico City

We once had a review of Casa Vieja Hotel on our site, an intimate Mexico City boutique hotel decorated in traditional colonial Mexican style. It was fascinatingly out of place, being just down the block from outlets of Gucci, Bose, and Louis Vuitton in the slick Polanco neighborhood. Apparently the incongruity was a bit too […]

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Playing the Spectacular Quivira Golf Course in Los Cabos

It’s not all fun and games being a travel editor, but yes when you do get out and about you get to experience some spectacular places. Like the gorgeous Quivira Golf Club at the tip of the Baja Peninsula near Cabo San Lucas. This was once mostly uninhabited desert until the family behind the Pueblo […]

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Closer to Nature at Napo Wildlife Center in Ecuador

While you might think of another country immediately if you hear “Amazon lodge,” there are actually more high-end places to stay in Ecuador, where getting there is not such a slog either. We’ve just added our third jungle lodge in the Amazon Basin region there, Napo Wildlife Center. While this one might be a tad […]

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