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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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Flying to Belize This Winter Season

Belize is just below the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico and shares the same long Caribbean coral reef. Once you get down to this point though, the water temperature doesn’t change much throughout the year and the “winter” here is quite pleasant: sunny and dry, without as much humidity as you get in the rainy season. [&hellip

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Our Most Popular Luxury Hotel Reviews

  Which luxury hotels in Latin America are readers clicking on the most? We just pulled up a report of our top-100 pages by traffic this year and there are a surprising number of luxury boutique hotels on the list. Of course there’s nothing even slightly scientific about this: what’s popular on our site is [&hellip

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6 Ways to Lessen Flight Day Stress

There was probably a time in the “good ole days” when flying was a pleasant and comfortable experience, even in the economy seats, but with airlines trying to squeeze out every penny, flight days often feel more like a day of heading into battle. If you have platinum elite status and enough cash to always [&hellip

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Latin American Airlines: LATAM

There used to be a patchwork of airlines serving South America, but over the years they have consolidated and we’re left with three. The largest one is LATAM Airlines, based in Chile. Like all the others LATAM will nearly always give you a superior flying experience if you choose them over their U.S. counterparts flying [&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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