Summer Trips that Transform - Experience the Cacao Harvest at Hacienda Bambusa, Armenia, Colombia

Summer Trips that Transform - Experience the Cacao Harvest at Hacienda Bambusa, Armenia, Colombia

While Hacienda Bambusa may be located in the heart of Colombia’s Coffee Triangle, the owners are truly passionate about cultivating cacao to produce fine, artisanal chocolates. Cacao is harvested in two seasons, and the main harvest occurs from April to June and guests staying over these dates have the opportunity to get in on the action.

Summer Trips that Transform - Ride the Waves at Latitude 10 Resort in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

Summer Trips that Transform - Ride the Waves at Latitude 10 Resort in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

If you want to learn to surf, seek the warm waters of Costa Rica and the soft, friendly sand bottom beach breaks of Santa Teresa.  The Nicoya Peninsula boasts some of the best surfing in the world, with consistent swell and excellent beaches for beginners. Latitude 10 Resort can connect you with a private local surf coach to take you from kook to consistently catching and riding waves by the end of a week, no matter your experience or age!

Summer Trips that Transform - Get Comfortable in the Saddle at Hacienda Zuleta

Summer Trips that Transform - Get Comfortable in the Saddle at Hacienda Zuleta

The quality of Zuleta’s horses and the expertise of their local riding guides and cowboys is reflected in the yearly return of guests for whom a week of riding through the Andes above Hacienda Zuleta is an annual experience.  But you don’t have to be an equestrian expert to experience the 4,000 acre historical working farm and surrounding countryside on horseback.

Summer Trips that Transform - Learn the Art of Naturalist Guiding at Lapa Rios Ecolodge

Summer Trips that Transform - Learn the Art of Naturalist Guiding at Lapa Rios Ecolodge

Is your ultimate dream to identify wildlife with the soothing accuracy of David Attenborough? Whether you are a budding biologist, a hardcore nature enthusiast or a wannabe birder, the guiding pros at Lapa Rios can take your identification and interpretation skills to the next level with their 5-night Lapa Rios Guide School, available in May, June and August of 2018.
 

Summer Trips that Transform, Inspire & Enlighten

Summer Trips that Transform, Inspire & Enlighten

For today’s traveler, the summer holiday season isn’t just about relaxing on a beach with a frozen cocktail or soaking up sunshine somewhere. Increasingly, travelers want to utilize their vacation time to learn a new skill, pursue personal development, or tackle a physical challenge that leave them transformed. These destinations offer just that.

Jennifer Lotz of Latitude 10, Santa Teresa - The People Behind the Experience

Jennifer Lotz of Latitude 10, Santa Teresa - The People Behind the Experience

Jennifer Lotz, the General Manager at Latitude 10, only arrived in Santa Teresa a few months ago, but her presence has already made a huge impact on guests. We sat down with this world traveler and former wedding & event planner to get to know her better and discover what she loves about living & working alongside some of the world's best beaches and surf breaks. 

The Cayuga Collection - Leaders in Sustainable Luxury

The Cayuga Collection - Leaders in Sustainable Luxury

Get to know the mission and values of the Cayuga Collection, a world leader in providing sustainable hospitality experiences. The six properties that we currently represent in Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Panama are all managed by Cayuga. 

Luisella Garmendia of Inkaterra La Casona - The People Behind the Experience

Luisella Garmendia of Inkaterra La Casona - The People Behind the Experience

Inkaterra La Casona has a reputation as one of the most bespoke and exclusive properties in all of Cusco. It can be hard to book for your clients due to its limited availability and sterling reputation, but it's so worth it when you can! We sat down with Luisella Garmendia, the General Manager, to learn a bit more about Inkaterra La Casona and what sets it apart.

Ecuador with the Kids - Pint Size Pilot

Ecuador with the Kids - Pint Size Pilot

Earlier this year, I helped Tara Cannon arrange a trip to Ecuador with her husband and two children, ages 9 and 12. Tara is the founder of the leading family-travel blog 'Pint Size Pilot'. Through documenting her own experiences of traveling as a family, she seeks to show other parents that having children does not mean an end to exotic, interesting or adventurous journeys.