Wildlife Activities Around Yasuni National Park in Ecuador

If you go to the Yasuni National Park region of Ecuador, it’s a full-on jungle experience. While it’s the Amazon Basin rather than being on the big river itself, this expanse of 2.5 million protected acres is packed with even more wildlife than you’ll find in Peru or Brazil. In the Yasuni area UNESCO biosphere, [&hellip

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Why I Don’t Trust User-Generated Hotel Reviews

Can you trust the hotel reviews on TripAdvisor or other “user-generated content” sites? Since I’m a travel editor, people are always telling me about their own vacation experiences, about resorts that went above the call of duty and hotels that failed miserably. At least once a month, someone will bring up how they were duped [&hellip

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The Luxury Real Estate Market of Los Cabos, Mexico

If you’ve got plenty of money to invest in luxury real estate and are looking for your dream property on a beach where it’s always warm, you will probably find what you want in Los Cabos. That’s my conclusion after checking out listings and new developments from Cabo San Lucas to San Jose del Cabo [&hellip

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Casa Republica Barranco Comes to Lima’s Artistic Neighborhood

The hip artistic neighborhood on the sea coast of Lima has a second boutique hotel worth considering now: Casa Republica Barranco. Lima is a bit of a strange city when it comes to luxury lodging. There’s not much of it anywhere near the airport or the historic center. Most of the luxury hotels of all [&hellip

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Take a Video Tour of Your Belize Vacation in Placencia

Many people who have gone on a Belize vacation never made it further than the airport and Ambergris Caye. If you hop a prop plane for the short flight to Placencia, however, you can have a true beach vacation at Chabil Mar Resort. Want to get an idea of what that experience would be like? [&hellip

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Our Revamped Review of Marquis Los Cabos in Mexico

The Marquis Los Cabos luxury beach resort has been through some changes over the years, keeping what made it special but upgrading facilities and dropping the a la carte payment system. We’ve just updated our review to give you the scoop. I stayed at the Marquis Los Cabos Resort in Mexico two incarnations ago, back [&hellip

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