As a freelance travel journalist I have the privilege of traveling around the world on assignment. Here are some of the articles I’ve written for various publications about my travels throughout Latin America, which include Belize, Brazil, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Peru and more.
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B E L I Z E
Fox News/ Belize: 5 Belize activities for the ultimate adventurer
Filled with lush jungles, countless islands and protected wildlife sanctuaries, it’s home to a range of animals that include the tapir, howler monkeys and the elusive jaguar. Not to mention it’s a birders paradise, boasting over 600 species. In addition, it’s a country that offers travelers the opportunity to explore both natural and cultural wonders such as the Belize Barrier Reef and the ancient Maya civilization.
B R A Z I L
TravelPulse/ Sao Paolo: This Tranquil Brazil Property Helps You Adopt a Dog During Your Stay
If you find yourself in need of an escape from reality, consider booking a stay at Unique Garden Hotel and Spa, one of Brazil’s most exceptional and tranquil properties. Located an hour outside of Sao Paolo, Unique Garden boasts around 81 acres of land in the Cantareira State Park. A stay at Unique Garden is an all-encompassing experience, one that caters to all of one’s senses.
TravelPulse/ Sao Paulo: Where to Stay and What to Do in Sao Paulo
Sao Paulo is a vibrant, bustling city best known as the financial center of Brazil. With its impressive range of museums, galleries, architecture, upscale shopping, restaurants, bars and nightlife, it’s a cosmopolitan city that any urban adventurer will enjoy exploring.
C O S T A R I C A
Forbes/ San Jose: Want A Taste Of Some Of The World’s Most Diverse Ingredients? Head To Costa Rica.
There is an unparalleled variety of fruits and vegetables found throughout the country. From bustling farmer’s markets, stands on the sides of the roads, farms and plantations to naturally growing produce on the sidewalks of urban streets, the possibilities of discovering new things to try abound.
Successful Meetings/ San Jose: Costa Rica’s Untapped Meeting Opportunities
Costa Rica is an exotic destination offering visitors a wide selection of beautiful landscapes to explore. From hundreds of miles of coastline to endless acres of dense rainforest, this country’s biodiversity sets it apart from your typical tropical destination. Costa Ricans are not only friendly, but also thrilled to share their country’s ecologically rich terrain with visitors.
E L S A L V A D O R
TravelPulse/ El Salvador: You’re Missing Out on El Salvador
Known as “El Pulgarcito of America,” or the little thumb of America, it’s a country full of rich culture, jaw-dropping natural beauty, delicious (cheap!) food and archaeology. Because of its small size, you can start your morning with a cup of coffee in the mountains and enjoy lunch overlooking the crashing waves on the coast.
M E X I C O
Forbes/ Puerto Vallarta: Three Unforgettable Culinary Experiences In Puerto Vallarta Resorts
Located on Mexico’s Pacific coast, PV is situated alongside the Sierra Madre Mountains making for stunning landscapes that bring together epic, rugged mountains with beautiful, sparkling shores of the ocean. Widely recognized as of the friendliest cities to visit, PV has managed to stay true to its roots and remains a town filled with local culture, historic buildings, upheld traditions and artisanal arts and crafts.
Travel Weekly/ Tulum: Biodiversity meets beachfront idyll at Mukan
For those who want to experience seclusion within an idyllic beach landscape, yet also enjoy luxe accommodations that make them completely forget they’re in a remote nature reserve, the Mukan Resort is where they need to be. Nestled between a pristine white sand beach and a lush, tropical jungle, Mukan is the first luxury ecoresort in Mexico’s Sian Ka’an biosphere reserve, a Unesco World Heritage Site since 1987.
Travel Weekly/ Riviera Maya: Andaz Mayakoba Resort: Luxury gone wild
The Mayakoba resort complex is home to over 200 species of birds, reptiles, mammals and fish. One of the most exceptional experiences offered is a guided ecoboat tour through the area. The service takes you through the canals, enabling guests to spot plenty of wildlife. Everything from crocodiles to great blue herons can be spotted living harmoniously on the property. Furthermore, there are 3 miles of trails that connect the hotels within Mayakoba, should you prefer to walk or bike instead.
The Daily Meal/ Cabo San Lucas: Explore the Lesser-Known Side of the Famed Party Locale, Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Cabo San Lucas is certainly known for its wild party scene, but there is plenty to do and see without pulling an all-night rager. You’re never too far from the picturesque coastline, but many people don’t consider the fact that a lot of Mexico’s beaches, though gorgeous, aren’t swimmable. That said, here are some of the best things to do when visiting this gorgeous Mexico destination!
The Daily Meal/ Cancun: 36 Hours in Cancun
Le Blanc is an award-winning all-inclusive luxury resort that overlooks a picturesque beach with turquoise blue waters. With an emphasis on wellness and overall harmony of the mind, body and spirit, Le Blanc offers a variety of treatments that include massages, scrubs, fish spa pedicures, facials and more.
P E R U
Travel Weekly/ Inca Trail: Andean authenticity with Mountain Lodges of Peru
The Mountain Lodges of Peru is a luxury-adventure travel company that takes guests through regions of Peru in five to seven days, en route to Machu Picchu. Each day is filled with cultural activities and hiking, while each night guests settle into a different Andean-inspired lodge.
Fodor’s Travel/ Inca Trail: The Crazy Colorful Textiles of Peru
The Master Weavers of Choquecancha, Peru, have a long history of craftwork. Located within the lush, mountainous Lares region of Peru is the extremely remote village of Choquecancha. With a population of about 200 indigenous people, this village is steeped in history. Those who call Choquecancha home are curiously friendly and welcoming people. They are a community of native Quechua speakers who continue the same cultural traditions that began even before the Incan Empire. One such tradition is textile weaving.
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