Taking the Hot Springs at Colca Lodge in Peru

You feel like you’re a long way from anywhere when you get to the Colca Lodge beside the canyon of the same name. It won’t take long to recover and relax though, with great views and multiple hot springs pools around the property. Most of the hotels around the Colca Canyon are geared to intrepid […]

Hacienda San Angel: Beachside Romance

  We recently re-visited one of our favorite boutique hotels, Hacienda San Angel, on Mexico’s beautiful Pacific coast in Puerto Vallarta and it remains one of the best luxury options for travelers with an eye for colonial art and an ache for romance. The hotel is an iconic part of the town’s history. Puerta Vallarta, […]

Ecuador Has a Mainland Too You Know…

I’m guessing that if you ask 100 people if they want to go to Ecuador at some point in their life, most will shrug and say no or maybe. If you ask them if they’d like to visit the Galapagos Islands, however, their ears will perk up and you’ll get a more positive response. It’s […]

Another Great Santiago Boutique Choice: Hotel Magnolia

The Chilean capital of Santiago seemed to take its time opening new luxury hotels with character, even as ones in other South American cities kept popping up with regularity. They’ve been making up for lost time the past few years though and the newest upscale boutique hotel is Hotel Magnolia. Like most of the interesting […]

Luciano K Boutique Hotel With History in Santiago

While there are a few big chain hotels in Santiago, Chile, many of the best options are small boutique hotels with attentive service and a story to tell. We recently added a new one to our reviews: Hotel Luciano K in the Barrio Lastarria neighborhood. It’s hard to believe now, but this seven-story building was […]

The New Monterrey

Monterrey, Mexico is home to some of the country’s largest international companies and has long had the moniker of being the country’s urban, industrial powerhouse. With one of Latin America’s richest municipalities (San Pedro de Garza) and the mansions of its top executives, Monterrey is modern and cosmopolitan with a classy hospitality that includes excellent fine dining, […]

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