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Driving in Huatulco, Mexico

Driving in Huatulco, Mexico

In a story in the Oct. 28 issue of TravelAge West, I wrote about my recent trip to Huatulco, Mexico, with my family. One of the activities I mentioned in that story was that we hired a private driver for the day. This turned out to be a great experience and a highlight of the trip.

Slice of Heaven in Huatulco

Slice of Heaven in Huatulco

On a recent trip to Huatulco, Mexico, with my family, we found ourselves craving a taste of home. One evening, we ventured into the nearby town of La Crucecita where we heard there was some truly outstanding pizza — maybe some of the best anywhere in Mexico. We asked a few locals in town and each one knew exactly what restaurant we were talking about.

Standing Up to Woman’s Day

Standing Up to Woman’s Day

Here we go again. It seems like every year some consumer magazine, newspaper, industry executive or politician decides to tell the world that travel agents have no relevance for today’s consumers and are not to be trusted. The latest culprit is Woman’s Day magazine.

Loews Regency Update

Loews Regency Update

Last summer, while on vacation in New York, I stayed at the Loews Regency Hotel. This Loews, on Park Avenue in Manhattan, is an iconic property and was at the center of the glamorous 1950’s and ’60s New York social scene. Staying there felt like I was in an episode of “Mad Men” — I halfway expected to see Don Draper sneaking upstairs for a clandestine rendezvous.

Discovering Casa Andina in Peru

Discovering Casa Andina in Peru

Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Peru on Globus’ Peru Splendors tour. It was an amazing trip, from the guides to the properties. One of the elements of the program that most surprised me was the Casa Andina hotel brand.

Preaching the Gospel Trail

Preaching the Gospel Trail

Haim Gutin, Israel commissioner for tourism for North and South America, and a few of his colleagues from the Israel Ministry of Tourism, recently dropped by the TravelAge West office.