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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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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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Guayaquil Gets Its First Luxury Boutique Hotel

We’ve long had plenty of great luxury hotel choices in the capital of Ecuador, where a new boutique hotel is opening every year or two, but it’s been a different story in Guayaquil. Long regarded as the one-night stopover on the way to the Galapagos Islands, it has never managed to get tourists to stick [&hellip

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A Private Island Luxury Lodge on Lake Titicaca

Lake Titicaca is a special place, the highest big lake you can navigate in the world, shared by Bolivia and Peru, with an interesting native culture on floating island made from reeds. The best way to experience it in all its majesty is at the one private island resort: Isla Suasi Hotel. This upscale property [&hellip

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