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The Latest Picks for the Top Hotels in South America

Want to know which are the most highly regarded luxury hotels and resorts in South America? We’ve got some rare convergence with the Conde Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards—if we just stick with the least influenced region. Their picks match up well with our South America luxury reviews. I’m no fan of the supposed “readers’ [&hellip

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What Kind of Experience Does the Adventure Traveler Want?

Do you consider yourself an adventure traveler? What does “adventure travel” mean to you? I’ve been on adventure tours that felt like they were going to kill me, then others where I barely broke a sweat. Two organizations that care deeply about how you reconcile the differences recently ran a survey of 8,000 active travelers [&hellip

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Local Luxury Travel Hotel Chains in Latin America

When you think of luxury hotel chains around the world, you probably think of the international ones everyone has heard of. In Latin America, however, these tend to be pretty scarce, so you’re more likely to see names like Inkaterra, Explora, Aranwa, and Habita. Many of the “chains” in this region only have two or [&hellip

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Be Prepared Instead of Scared When You Travel

  Donna Hull had been feeling like something was off with her back during the river cruise she was on, but forged on anyway with the day’s excursion they had already booked. On the land extension of a luxury river cruise, I woke up in a Lucerne, Switzerland, hotel room unable to get out of [&hellip

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Why Vogue, GQ, and the New York Times Have “Discovered” Placencia

Have we reached the tipping point in Placencia, Belize? You’ve seen this trajectory before: a place is completely unknown, then is discovered by a few pioneers who move there, then word of mouth and a few travel articles bring more and more visitors each year. Better hotels go up, including one or two luxury ones, [&hellip

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Travel Price Inflation Is Limited in Latin America

More people are traveling each year and the world is getting richer. That means rising prices around the globe, but the good news is, travel rates are rising less in Latin America. Last month Travel Pulse posted a story called Strong Local Economy Means Higher Travel Prices. We Americans have been insulated a bit from [&hellip

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