The Luxury is in the Experience

Posted on February 1st, 2016

Luxury travel is being re-defined all over the world, Central America included. Today, new ingredients—adventurous activities, authentic experiences, unique destinations, and personal discovery—are all part of the recipe for customer-perfect leisure travel. Always in the mix, of course, are luxury accommodations, perfectly matched to different tastes. Have a look at a sampling of products out there.

It’s Showtime!

Posted on January 20th, 2016

At the opening gong on Trade Day, Recommend’s Ed Wetschler and myself—Caribbean and Latin America editors, respectively—were lined up behind the starting “gate,” at the ready for the marathon course through the New York Times Travel Show on “trade day,” Jan. 8.

Europe 2016

Posted on January 4th, 2016

Europe continues to exceed expectations for vacationers with innumerable experiences for both first-timers and devotees. Hopscotching across the continent, here’s a roundup of what to see and do, and a sprinkling of places to call home for a few nights.

Cool Patagonia is a Hot Ticket

Posted on December 9th, 2015

The newfound popularity of Patagonia is a credit to the discovery of its timeless landscapes of glacial lakes and towering peaks, its spectacular parklands and diverse flora and fauna.

Europe: Looking Ahead

Posted on December 1st, 2015

Europe is never one to rest on its laurels, with new vacation experiences awaiting first-timers as well as those North Americans who just can’t get enough of this continent. Let’s take a look at what’s new for next year.

Onsite Review: Why Vietnam Now!

Posted on December 1st, 2015

The assignment is: Go find out what all this bucket-list buzz about Vietnam is; why this country is atop so many hotspot lists. Cut to the end of a 10-day trip, and the answer can start with: This is a surprising place of dramatic landscapes, fascinating history, pulsating energy and epic food.