adventure travel Archive

Just Opened – Awasi Patagonia in Chile

In some countries we have a regular correspondent living there, so we’re able to check out brand new luxury hotels and resorts as soon as they open up, like the new Awasi Patagonia. That’s it at the top. It kind of makes you want to pull up Vayama and start looking at plane ticket prices […]

A Maya Morning in Belize at Caracol

By Lydia Carey At 6am the Melodious Blackbird sings me awake. This is the second day that it has served as my Belizean alarm clock. Today it got me up in time to take a tour of the Caracol Maya ruins site, about an hour and half from the Hidden Valley Inn resort down a […]

A New Easter Island Luxury Retreat: Hangaroa

For years now we’ve only had one luxury hotel featured for Easter Island, also known a Rapa Nui. Now we’re happy to say you’ve got a choice if you land on our best Chile hotels page: Hangaroa Eco Village Resort and Spa. Hangaroa is a tad less pricey than its predecessor from Explora, plus you […]

A Video Tour of an Explora Travesia

Earlier this year we posted a feature story on a “rustic luxury” overland tour from southern Bolivia to the Atacama Desert. This Explora Travesia is a really special trip, with hardly any other humans around and a daily feeling that you’ve got the whole desert almost to yourself. At night it’s just you, your travel […]

More Luxury Rooms at Arenal: Nayara Hotel Costa Rica

First there was Tabacon, then The Springs, and now there is another luxury hotel to choose from in the Arenal Volcano area of Costa Rica: Nayara Hotel, Spa, and Gardens. It took us a while to get someone into this resort I’m afraid. Nayara has already gotten write-ups in the major travel magazines and even […]

Touring Colombia: Villages to Medellin

We’ve been spending a good bit of time in fast-growing Colombia recently and for good reasons. The country’s tourism numbers are increasing rapidly as people update their expectations and new hotels are going up at a frenetic pace. Our latest tour story, from writer Judith Fein, is about a return to Colombia with Adventure Associates, […]