Pelican Eyes Resort – and a Ride on Their Yacht

We’ve just updated our review of Pelican Eyes Resort in San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua. This is a hillside hotel with heavenly views, a collection of little houses, two restaurants, and a few swimming pools looking down on the glorious bay. There are a lot of great reasons to stay here, which I’ll get to [...]

Let’s Go to Chile! $160 Visa Fee Dropped

March has kicked off with a bang for the Southern Cone country of Chile as the U.S. Government and the Chilean government have gone to work and gotten something done. Chile has dropped its hefty visa fee that Americans had to cough up before even stepping foot outside the Santiago airport, while the United States [...]

A Tour of Dario Boutique Hotel in Granada, Nicaragua

Hotel Darío is not big or flashy or trendy. But this gorgeous boutique hotel, in a 1902 mansion in the heart of Granada, is one of Nicaragua’s best places to stay. It only has 31 rooms surrounding its two courtyards, so it feels intimate and cozy. Rooms are very attractive and well-equipped though, meeting modern [...]

All-inclusive Luxury in Cancun at Secrets The Vine

Secrets The Vine in the Cancun hotel zone is a welcome, adults-only resort that really manages to deliver high-end service for one set price. Yeah, we know: you hear the phrase “all-inclusive” and you picture annoying wrist bands, buffet restaurants, keeping track of towels, and ponying up extra money for internet access. The Secrets chain [...]

The Beautifully Revamped Palacio del Inka in Cusco, Peru

If you were inside the Palacio del Inka hotel in Cusco before August of 2013, wipe all those images from your mind and follow that link to our new review. The formerly tired and dowdy looking hotel is now gloriously beautiful and has gone from also-ran to top-tier. Palacio del Inka has a storied (and [...]