adventure travel Archive

A Tour of Playa Cativo Luxury Eco Lodge in Costa Rica

Can a resort be eco-friendly but also chic and comfortable? Playa Cativo Lodge, a newcomer on the Gulfo Dulce across from the Osa Peninsula, does an admirable balancing act. It’s in a country where the green travel competition is stiff—Costa Rica—but this one does a better job than most of providing a luxe experience while […]

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An Adventure Travel Trip Through Baja Sur, Mexico

Most people, including most of our readers I’m sure, equate “Baja” with Los Cabos. Sure, the area at the end of the peninsula is the one with the most resorts, the golf courses, and the big international airport, but Baja is a very long peninsula. So long in fact that it’s made up of two […]

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Flying Straight to the Wonders of Antarctica From Chile

Many nature lovers who have a longing to see the stark beauty and wildlife of Antarctica are put off by the idea of taking so long to get there on a ship. Especially since that ship is crossing notoriously rough waters in the Drake Passage. There are a few companies that offer a way to […]

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Four Perfect (Healthy) Days: Inland Belize

There are some resorts where you need to entertain yourself and plan lots of outside activities on your own to fill in all that vacation time and add structure to your trip. Some of the best luxury hotels in Belize have some great multi-day itineraries set up for you though. If you want to indulge […]

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Hiking the Lares Trails in Peru in Style

When Mountain Lodges of Peru launched its Lodge to Lodge Trek to Machu Picchu along the Salkantay route earlier this decade, it was an almost instant success. Prior to that, no matter how “glamping”-like the experience was for a high-end Inca Trail tour, you were still camping, using rudimentary bathroom facilities. With MLP’s lodges, you […]

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Seeing Guatemala’s Highlights and Communing With a Shaman

When I set up my tour of Guatemala, I was expecting beauty and adventure. I wasn’t expecting to pray to the wind god and have my birth date nahual revealed. It all seemed perfectly natural though in a country where the Mayan presence is so strong and rituals are shaped by traditions that go back […]

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