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Thompson Hotels’ Twofer in Playa del Carmen

We raved before about Thompson Hotels’ first foray into Mexico, the young and stylish The Cape in Los Cabos, but their latest in Playa del Carmen didn’t have a large empty oceanfront lot to work with. Playa del Carmen is now one of the country’s priciest real estate markets and there’s not all that much […]

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Acanto Condo Hotel in Playa del Carmen Central

Playa del Carmen on the Caribbean side of Mexico has changed drastically in the past decade and a half. Although you still sometimes see clueless junior travel editors in New York who have never been there call it “a laid-back village” or “a magnet for Europeans,” it’s really a full-blown tourist city with all that […]

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Why Belize is a Top Honeymoon Destination

As the decades have gone on and American travelers have gotten less timid, the number of honeymoon destinations couples head off to has expanded exponentially. In the mid-1900s you drove somewhere as soon as the reception ended. Niagara Falls perhaps, the Poconos, a lake resort, or maybe Hot Springs, Arkansas. Then the circle expanded a […]

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Exploring the Amazon Region in an 8-Passenger Ship

Visiting the great Amazon River is on the to-do list of many South American travelers and it’s not all that hard to combine this epic experience with a visit to other spots in Peru. We’ve published detailed reviews and tour stories about exploring the Amazon jungle region of Peru while staying at a jungle lodge, […]

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Bosque del Cabo in the Wildest Part of Costa Rica

Plenty of tourists hit the standard route in search of wildlife in Costa Rica. Often what they encounter are crowded parks where the savvy creatures have divided into two camps: those who want to avoid the humans and pesky monkeys who want to get fed by them. (The sloths won’t commit to moving for anything […]

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A Modern Hotel in Cuenca: Zahir 360

Among a sea of colonial inns and routine business hotels, Zahir 360 brings a splash of modern style to Cuenca in Ecuador. Cuenca has been a real estate hotspot for retirees for more than a decade now, but the number of tourists passing through has been smaller. Those numbers keep inching up, however, enough to […]

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