Category: South America

Trips from The Nature Conservancy and A&K

Trips from The Nature Conservancy and A&K

The Nature Conservancy is again teaming up with Abercrombie & Kent, to offer you the chance to get up close with nature — brown bears, flying foxes, pink dolphins and giant tortoises. Their 2008 series is very similar to this year’s with a few changes to locations. The 2008 journeys include Brazil’s Pantanal (18th-28th May); […]

Top 10 resorts for crowd-free skiing

Top 10 resorts for crowd-free skiing

Want to go on a skiing holiday but avoid the hordes of people with similar intentions? Then The Guardian has just the article for you. They identify the following locations as the best places to take to the slopes  if you want to avoid the crowds: Alta, Utah, USA Big Sky, Montana, USA Cortina, Italy […]

Starwood Hotels & Resorts expands in South America

Starwood Hotels & Resorts expands in South America

Starwood Hotels & Resorts is rapidly expanding its presence in South America, announcing plans to open three new properties in Peru. In a franchise agreement with Inmobiliaria Inversiones Nacionales de Turismo S.A., Starwood will open its first Westin hotel (scheduled to open in early 2010) in South America in Lima, Peru, as well as two […]

The Private Travel Company

The Private Travel Company

Whale watching in Brazil.   Indulging your senses at a Malaysian spa resort.   Or just going with the flow at a hip hotel in New York.   Whatever your idea of the perfect escape, The Private Travel Company‘s acclaimed concierge services are dedicated to helping you find the most luxurious and rewarding holidays in […]

Starwood to open first St. Regis in South America

Come  2010 Argentina will be home to the first St. Regis in South America. The St. Regis Hotel & Residences, Buenos Aires will have 160 guest rooms and suites, as well as residences. The news follows recent announcements that St. Regis properties will also be opening in Mexico City, Punta Mita and Costa Rica.

Peru from north to south

This video is a journey from the north of Peru, deep in the Amazon, through some of Peru’s most amazing wonders: the way is the Oasis in Huacachina, the majestic Andean Condor at Condor Cross (Arequipa), and the amazing ruins of Machu Picchu.

World's sexiest beaches

World’s sexiest beaches

Concierge.com, the online home for inspired travel from Conde Nast has  posted its picks for the third annual World’s Sexiest Beaches list.   Beaches are both on and off the beaten path and are chosen for their beauty, buzz factor and overall steamy appeal.   Here’s their top ten: Caprera Island, Sardinia, Italy Salvador, Bahia, […]

Get snapping...

Get snapping…

Fancy a trip to Arctic Norway or the Galapagos Islands?    National Geographic, famed for its own stunning travel photography, is running  its 19th  World in Focus photography competition. First prize is a trip to your choice of the above two destinations.   If instead you just want to gawp at the amazing images from […]

Seven New Wonders of the World

Seven New Wonders of the World

The ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza in Mexico, the Great Wall of China, the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu in Peru, Brazil’s Statue of Christ Redeemer, the Colosseum in Rome, India’s Taj Mahal,  and Jordan’s Petra have been voted the Seven New Wonders of the World  at a ceremony in Lisbon, Portugal on 7th […]

Scuba diving off San Andres Island

Discover the Colombian tropical island of San Andres… a scuba diver’s paradise.

Pumalin Park, southern Chile

Pumalin Park, southern Chile

There’s a fascinating article from ABC News entitled ‘Millionaires with a Mission’. It’s all about how  one of the most remote parts of the world, in southern Chile, has been bought by an American millionnaire who wants to preserve it. The 800,000-acre Pumalin Park is as remote as it comes, and  it would take you […]

Luxury travel links of the week

Luxury travel links of the week

A weekly pick of luxury travel links for your perusal… Hotels and tours courtesy of Luxury Latin America Simplicity and sobriety make  Restaurant Initiale Privileged resorts from Domaine Haut-Gardegan Luxury blogging from  Luxist

Interview with Romina Cambiasso of Las Balsas

Interview with Romina Cambiasso of Las Balsas

Romina Cambiasso is General Manager of Las Balsas in Patagonia, Argentina. Born in Buenos Aires, she majored in Tourism and has extensive experience in the industry, including posts at Park Hyatt Buenos Aires, The Aryaduta Jakarta  and Iguazu Grand Hotel Resort & Casino, among others, prior to moving to Las Balsas. What is it that […]

Interview with Doug Gollan of Elite Traveler

Interview with Doug Gollan of Elite Traveler

Doug Gollan is one of three founders of the Elite Traveler magazine.   While  his title is President and Editor-in-Chief,  his responsiblities include overseeing editorial, sales, marketing and distribution. What is it that  you do exactly? I would say my time is divided mainly between the  editorial, sales and marketing,  with about 10% spent on […]

Suite of the week: Villa Inkaterra at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu, Peru

Suite of the week: Villa Inkaterra at the Inkaterra Machu Picchu, Peru

Suite name: Presidential Villa Hotel: Inkaterra Machu Picchu, Peru Size of accommodation: 3,000 sq ft Cost per night: US $ 1350.00 for 2 people for 2 nights What makes it special? Unique and exclusive, and located in a secluded setting, overlooking the orchid garden at Machu Picchu.                 […]

Ponta dos Ganchos Exclusive Resort, Brazil

A beautiful and exclusive beach resort in Santa Catarina on the southern coast of Brazil.