Podcasts

Islas Secas: Andrey Gomez

Islas Secas: Andrey Gomez

Andrey Gomez is at the top of his game. After more than 25 years as a general manager at top-tier retreats in Costa Rica and Nicaragua, Andrey was named Managing Director of Islas Secas—Panama’s premier island hotel—in late 2020. Learn about his story and the property from his perspective in […]

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Sailing Peru’s Amazon: Aqua Expeditions

Sailing Peru’s Amazon: Aqua Expeditions

I’ve been coming to the Amazon for more than 20 years, and it continually surprises. The wildlife, the weather, the seasons make each visit unique and special. On this trip, I was welcomed aboard the Aria, a small-scale cruiser based in Iquitos. The Aria is more than a luxury vessel; […]

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The Magic of Ibitipoca

The Magic of Ibitipoca

Ibitipoca is part social experiment, part environmental restoration project, appropriately seasoned with simple comforts and genuine pleasures. After days of rest, riding, paddle boarding, waterfall showers, and exploring, I sat down with Ibitipoca’s ringleader, Renato Machado, and General Manager Nadja Hoffman to try and process what makes this place so […]

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Galapagos Travel Pioneer

Galapagos Travel Pioneer

Dolores Gangotena de Diez, along with her husband Eduardo Diez, founded Quasar Expeditions in 1986. Their mission was to show the world why the Galapagos was a global treasure, not just another fishing ground and guano mine.

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