A Private Island Far Removed: Hatchet Caye in Belize

Imagine taking a boat from the mainland of Belize out to the barrier reef and walking along a pier to your private island resort cabana. While you’re there, you can snorkel, kayak, or paddleboard right off the shore. That’s the experience at the latest Belize resort we’ve reviewed: Hatchet Caye. Hatchet Caye already sounds familiar [&hellip

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Intimate Boutique B&B Hotel Nena in San Miguel de Allende

It’s getting hard to keep up with new boutique hotel openings in San Miguel de Allende, so we’ve been checking in on ones that make the cut for picky luxury travelers from abroad. Our latest review is Hotel Nena, on the same street as the sprawling Rosewood but in a much more intimate space. Back [&hellip

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Riding El Chepe Train Through the Copper Canyons of Mexico

In the Americas, there aren’t many passenger train options once you get south of the Rio Grande. The ones that are still left tend to be spectacular though, and that’s certainly true for the El Chepe train through the Copper Canyons of Mexico. You can start in Los Mochis in Sinaloa and head north, or [&hellip

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The Best Spa in Belize at New Naia Resort

While most Belize resorts are focused on adventures above and below the water, the new luxury Naïa hotel in Placencia follows a more traditional path of relaxation and pampering. It has been quite a while since the glossy travel and fashion magazines gushed over a new resort in Belize. There are almost zero international chains [&hellip

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When’s the Best Time to Cruise Along the Amazon River?

If you’re heading to the Amazon River region of Peru, what time of year should you go? Well this might not need to be a major consideration if your windows of opportunity are limited. In most destinations there’s a high season and a low season, which may or may not correspond to the months with [&hellip

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Get to Know 8 Wines of South America

If you travel to South America as a tourist, or even better on a wine tour, you’re going to sample some familiar flavors of grapes also grown in California or Europe. All vine histories lead to Europe originally, of course, but some plants thrived in the new world better than the old. Other wines that [&hellip

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