Exploring Ecuador and Peru with Marcel Perkins of Latin Trails

We like to highlight companies doing a superlative job in Latin America for upscale travelers. Sometimes you may not have heard of these companies because they’re “inbound” tour companies. You contact someone to book a Galapagos tour, for instance, and a company like Latin Trails is the one actually taking care of you on the […]

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Explora’s New Adventure Resort in Peru

Explora Valle Sagrado opens a new chapter for the region between Cusco and Machu Picchu in the Andes Mountains of Peru. We’ve had high praise for the explora company based in Chile, with reviews of their properties in Patagonia and Atacama. I experienced a terrific overland travesia with them from Uyuni to Atacama that was […]

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Lots of New Flights to Latin America Coming Soon

You can almost always find some hurdle obstructing tourism growth in parts of Latin America, but if new airline route openings are any indication, the industry is expecting more and more people to head south from the USA and Canada. Recent announcements for new flights have come from airlines based in the USA, Canada, Mexico, […]

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Hopkins Bay Beach Resort on the Sandy Coast of Belize

It’s not always easy to find a sandy mainland beach in Belize, or to stay close to a real Garifuna village. At Hopkins Bay Resort you get both though, in a secluded area halfway down the coast. Located in the Stann Creek district between Dangriga and Placencia, it sits by a small village populated by […]

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Don Julio Tequila Review – Reposado and Anejo

As I’ve mentioned before on this site, if you want to bring a gift to impress to a Mexican who drinks, the safest bet you can make is Don Julio tequila. You could spend more on Clase Azul and create a bigger impression because of the hand-made porcelain bottle, but Don Julio Reposado or Anejo […]

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Packing for a Trip to a Zika Virus Mosquito Zone

The mosquito borne Zika virus is more of a worry for residents of those zones than it is for travelers. The main people who have to worry are women who are looking to become pregnant within a year. You can see the whole rundown from the CDC here. Mosquitoes carry plenty of other viruses and […]

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