SA Expeditions on Making a Difference in Rural Peru

On a semi-regular basis we interview industry leaders operating in Latin America to get an insider’s look at the travel industry and our part in it. Today we talk with Nick Stanziano, founder and chief explorer at SA Expeditions, based in Lima. With feet on the ground for a decade and plenty of local contacts, […]

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NOW Luxury Boutique Hotel in a Resurgent Cali

When most people hear the name of Cali, Colombia, “hip boutique hotel” is probably not the first phrase that comes to mind. With all the incarnations of Escobar shows, movies, and telenovelas that have been released lately, it’s going to take a while for the city to shake off its sordid past. When a place […]

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Put Belize Into Your Summer Plans

In most of the tropics, there’s a dry season and a wet season and in some spots that “green season” can be long and soaking. Belize in the summer is a different story, however. If you go when it’s the normal summer break in the USA or Canada, that’s actually a time when crowds thin […]

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Las Ventanas in Los Cabos After the Revamp

In late 2014, that gorgeous Las Ventanas al Paraiso suite you see above was a complete wreck. After hurricane Odile ripped through, nearly everything not made of concrete or porcelain needed to be replaced. The resort shut down for more than half a year while owners waited on insurance money and crews got to work […]

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Where “The 33” Movie Stars Stayed in Chile

We don’t do much celebrity worship on Luxury Latin America. There’s plenty of that already on TV and in magazines. When the first guests of a hotel we’ve reviewed are the likes of Antonio Banderas, Gabriel Byrne, and Juliette Binoche though, that’s notable. Especially when Hotel Wara is in the desert in Chile and the cast […]

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Solo Travel to Antarctica (Without a Single Supplement)

Does solo travel to Antarctica seem like it will be difficult to pull off? Many people who want to take a “trip of a lifetime” have trouble finding someone else who is ready to take it with them. One person’s bucket list is another’s “no way” list, especially when you’re talking about something as extreme […]

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