Sustainable Travel in the Jungles of Ecuador

Most of the jungle lodges in Central America and South America claim to be running a sustainable travel operation, but how you define that word can make a huge difference in how valid those claims are. Have they eliminated plastic? Are they powered in a way that doesn’t use any fossil fuels? Do they compost [&hellip

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Why You Should Stay for Days in Peru’s Sacred Valley

If you look through major tour company itineraries for Peru, you’ll see that most of them don’t spend much time in the Sacred Valley between Cusco and Machu Picchu. They rush through the Valle Sagrado to tick off a few sites like Pisac and Ollaytantambo on a bus tour. Or they skip the valley altogether [&hellip

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Casa No Name Boutique Hotel in San Miguel de Allende

Can a house with no name really be a luxury hotel? Well a small one maybe, but yes. Casa No Name in San Miguel de Allende in Mexico got its name from a previous resident, but it’s not a short story. The original owner was a prominent priest, one who commissioned a mural in his [&hellip

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The Best Luxury Hotel in Santa Marta, Colombia – Don Pepe

While some areas of Colombia have seen dramatic increases in high-end tourists in the past decade, only a few intrepid travelers go far enough beyond to get to Santa Marta. So you won’t have hours of research in front of you to figure out where to stay. Book a room at Hotel Boutique Don Pepe [&hellip

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5 Top Hikes in Patagonia, South America

Patagonia is a vast area between the oceans at the bottom of South America, spanning Argentina and Chile. Parts of it are flat and agricultural, but this is also where the Andes Mountains end, offering some dramatic scenery for hikers. There are great opportunities for hiking on both sides of the border. Here are five [&hellip

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A Sacred Valley Spa in a 17th Century Building From Explora

We first posted about the latest Explora hotel in Peru when it opened two years ago and we got a correspondent in early to check it out. As these things usually go though, work was still going on during the opening months and additions rolled out over the next two years. We just got someone [&hellip

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