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Put Belize Into Your Summer Plans

In most of the tropics, there’s a dry season and a wet season and in some spots that “green season” can be long and soaking. Belize in the summer is a different story, however. If you go when it’s the normal summer break in the USA or Canada, that’s actually a time when crowds thin […]

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Las Ventanas in Los Cabos After the Revamp

In late 2014, that gorgeous Las Ventanas al Paraiso suite you see above was a complete wreck. After hurricane Odile ripped through, nearly everything not made of concrete or porcelain needed to be replaced. The resort shut down for more than half a year while owners waited on insurance money and crews got to work […]

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Where “The 33” Movie Stars Stayed in Chile

We don’t do much celebrity worship on Luxury Latin America. There’s plenty of that already on TV and in magazines. When the first guests of a hotel we’ve reviewed are the likes of Antonio Banderas, Gabriel Byrne, and Juliette Binoche though, that’s notable. Especially when Hotel Wara is in the desert in Chile and the cast […]

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Solo Travel to Antarctica (Without a Single Supplement)

Does solo travel to Antarctica seem like it will be difficult to pull off? Many people who want to take a “trip of a lifetime” have trouble finding someone else who is ready to take it with them. One person’s bucket list is another’s “no way” list, especially when you’re talking about something as extreme […]

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Indura Beach and Golf Resort: Tops in Central America

If you asked me to name off the top luxury beach resorts in Central America, one of the best would be in…Honduras? Although it might seem far-fetched until you visit it, Indura Resort near Tela ranks up there with the best of them, showing off terrific rooms (all spacious junior suites), attentive service, and far […]

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Is Panama the Best Country for Retirement?

International Living just put out its annual global retirement index and, as usual, Panama was #1 as the best place to retire. Their opinion is not the last word, of course, and there are plenty of factors behind the scene that could influence their judgment, but most of the ranking factors are objective ones such […]

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