New Ways to Earn Hotel Loyalty Points Without Being Loyal

While everyone was watching the giant Marriott/Starwood merger play out to become Bonvoy Rewards, there was a story with wider appeal developing that was not getting as much play. That is the news about how many new brands have joined the other hotel loyalty point programs. It used to be that if you wanted to [&hellip

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Where Locals Run the Place: Napo Wildlife Center

You hear the word “sustainability” bandied about a lot in the travel trends articles these days, but what does that mean when it comes to a lodge or hotel? At Napo Wildlife Center in the jungles of Ecuador, sustainability goes beyond avoiding plastic and cutting down on waste. This jungle lodge is sustainable because the [&hellip

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Intercontinental Cartagena: No History, but Seaside Sunsets

There are several distinct lodging areas of Cartagena, Colombia to choose from and they can make a big difference in how you experience this historic port city. One of the best if you want to be on the water, with a big room, is the Intercontinental Cartagena that we reviewed recently. Many foreigners who come [&hellip

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The Best Atacama Desert Adventures in Chile

The long and skinny country of Chile has two major playgrounds for adventure travelers: the far south and the far north. The latter would be the Atacama Desert, where all kinds of adventures and excursions are available that could easily fill up a week’s vacation on their own. Let’s get one thing out of the [&hellip

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Hacienda Bambusa in the Coffee Triangle of Colombia

Our latest Colombia luxury hotel review is a boutique property we’ve been meaning to get to for a while: Hacienda Bambusa outside of the city of Armenia. We have fond memories of the Coffee Triangle of Colombia after visiting the area twice, once on its own and once in conjunction with a visit to Cartagena [&hellip

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Touring the Best Luxury Resorts in Cabo

Here at Luxury Latin America, we’ve been covering the best of the best hotels and resorts in Cabo since our inception in 2007. Back when we started it wasn’t hard to keep track of the top Los Cabos luxury hotels because there weren’t all that many of them. The Los Cabos Tourism Board, until very [&hellip

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