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Mexico Celebrates a Record Year for Tourism

It looks like Mexico is back in the groove. At the Tianguis Turistico conference I attended last week, government officials and the private sector were celebrating impressive growth numbers and a new record for the number of foreign visitors. It’s one thing when a tiny country with less than a million annual visitors posts double-digit […]

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Inside the Trump Ocean Club, Panama City’s Iconic Project

In Panama City, the real estate gold rush of the last 10 years centered on the Trump Ocean Club, the iconic tower that brought international prestige to the Panama property market. The project was the first Trump-branded development in Central America, exposing Panama City to a new generation of  investors and second home buyers. When […]

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Good News/Bad News in the Airline World

We’ve been watching announcements about new air routes opening up to the countries we cover with joy, but that’s been tempered by a general devaluation among the frequent flyer programs. So those U.S. airlines adding more routes are generally the ones treating you the worst in terms of perks. For the good news, we’re seeing […]

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Gourmet Cuisine in Costa Rica?

There are a hundred reasons to visit Central America, but the food isn’t usually one of them. It’s long been a mystery to travelers with a discerning palate: how can a region that grows so many wonderful ingredients produce such unimaginative food, even in nice restaurants? Why does all the culinary creativity stop as soon […]

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Two New Luxury Boutique Hotels in Antigua, Guatemala

One of the most alluring things about Antigua, Guatemala is it doesn’t change much from one visit to the next. When I was back there recently it looked and felt mostly the same as the first time I was there many years ago. The same crumbling churches that got destroyed by earthquakes next to the […]

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Why Placencia, Belize Should Be on Your Tropical Getaway Short List

When I think back on the time I traveled through Belize with my family, the most vivid memory is a simple one: sitting on the beach under a palm tree drinking a Belikin beer. This does not sound like a very unusual memory, but in Belize it’s not as common as you’d think. There are […]

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