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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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5 Places to Get Useful Travel Information and Inspiration

There’s no shortage of travel information on the web or TV and we’re not lacking in places to go for inspiration. Here are a few ways to cut through the clutter.

New Luxury Hotels Coming to Latin America

Autumn is travel trade conference season and we recently attended TravelMart Latin America and International Luxury Travel Mart Americas in the Mayakoba complex of the RIviera Maya. I got to check out the new Hyatt Playa del Carmen property, which is a shade shy of being luxury but has an incredible location on the water […]

Panama City Leading the Globalization Parade in the Americas

Depending on who you ask, the spread of global brands into every city we visit is either a blessing or a curse. It’s clear though that while many grumble about the proliferation of recognized logos creating a homogenized city look around the globe, they’ll still stay at the Marriott and duck into the Starbucks more […]

5 Ways to Make Your Trip Less Fragile

Unless you have the money to always travel by private jet and have a personal concierge on the other end each time, it’s hard to feel special these days when you travel. Everyone is a number on a spreadsheet while in transit. When things go wrong, those with Platinum Elite status at every airline and […]

More Americans on Vacation, but They’re Looking for Value

Here’s the good news: Americans are more confident about taking a vacation this summer. The bad news? An improved economy does not mean a more open wallet. The annual Vacation Confidence Index commissioned by Allianz Travel Insurance found that U.S. travelers are feeling better about taking time off for traveling, but the rise in millennial […]