Peru’s Sol y Luna: A luxurious homebase on the road to Machu Picchu

Sacred Valley

Visiting Machu Picchu is at the top of many travelers’ bucket lists, but there are numerous choices when it comes to places to stay. Some choose to stay at the entrance gate of Machu Picchu, where prices are sky high. Others stay in the touristy city of Aguascalientes at the base of the mountain. But to me, […]

Mashpi Lodge in the garden of Ecuador—a megadiverse campus

Hotel room windows outdoing flat-screen televisions at Mashpi Lodge

Forget the steamy image of a jungle-encased adventure lodge with creaky wooden floors and rustic bathrooms. Ecuador’s Mashpi Lodge’s spare-but-luxurious cubist layout could double as a contemporary art museum, but draped in rainforest trimmings. The striking basecamp, which appears to be more suited for a Malibu, CA, cliffside, showcases the cloud forest with immense floor-to-ceiling windows, a […]

Travel Contests: Week of August 27, 2014

Hawaiian Airlines

This week’s travel contests include: Win 140,000 HawaiianMiles plus two-night stays at The Royal Hawaiian AND Moana Surfrider! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a Catalina Island getaway Win a two-week holiday to amazing Thailand with Anantara (on Facebook or Instagram) Win a 3-night stay at CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa in the #TBT Facebook giveaway (on Facebook) Win a wine-themed trip […]

Travel Contests: Week of August 20, 2014

Hawaiian Airlines

This week’s travel contests includes: Win 140,000 HawaiianMiles plus two-night stays at The Royal Hawaiian AND Moana Surfrider! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a trip to Bloomington and Mall of America Win a 5-day trip to Berlin in Trivago’s contest to makeover its Trivago guy TV pitchman Win a trip for 2 to Cartagena, Colombia with LAN Airlines Win […]

Travel Contests: Week of August 13, 2014

Colombia

This week’s travel contests include: Win a trip for two with air and hotel to Cartagena, Colombia with LAN Win two nights at a Kimpton Hotel Win one of 42 three-night Fairmont Hotels trips for two Win an 8-day South African safari getaway for two Win a golf trip to Bermuda with National Car Rental […]

Travel Contests: Week of June 25, 2014

Hawaiian Airlines

This week’s travel includes: Win 120,000 HawaiianMiles plus a two-night stay at The Modern Honolulu! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win two tickets to Rio de Janeiro from TAM Airlines Win a trip for two to Los Angeles from Travel Channel Win a trip for two to Montreal from Tourisme Montreal Win a 6-night Kenya safari from The Explorateur […]

Countdown to Rio Contest

countdown-to-rio

Win a trip for two to Rio de Janeiro in LATAM Airlines Group’s Countdown to Rio There’s lots of attention on Brazil these days. It’s currently playing host to the FIFA World Cup, one of the world’s most exciting sporting events and in two years, Rio de Janeiro will welcome the athletes of the 2016 […]

Travel Contests: Week of May 7, 2014

The Emerald Sky in Budapest

This week’s travel contests include: Blogger Contest: Win an Emerald Waterways European River Cruise for Two! (JohnnyJet.com contest) Win a Santa Fe getaway for two Win a week in Brazil plus soccer tickets Win a trip to a World Cup Semi Final Match in Sao Paulo Win a week at the Pine Butte Guest Ranch in […]