Travel life Archive

Make Your Brazil Carnival Plans Ahead of Time

When there’s a major event in a major city going on, you need to book travel well in advance. When that event is Carnival and it’s in a a city perpetually short on luxury hotels—Rio de Janeiro—it’s even more important to make your plans as far ahead of time as possible. When you think of […]

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Taste Test: El Dorado Rum From Guyana, South America

Sometimes I like to wander through the rum section of a new store I’m visiting and see if I’ve missed anything I should be checking out. Usually I walk away with nothing, but this time I saw a manager’s recommendation raving about El Dorado rum from Guyana. I had to get it and see if […]

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Avoiding Holiday Travel Stress in Latin America

Would you like to go somewhere over the Christmas holidays that’s not packed with other travelers? Looking for a holiday travel vacation spot where your flight won’t be double or triple the normal price? Many of the countries in Latin America are filled with Catholics, so Christmas is still a big deal. They celebrate it […]

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Spreading Out in a Vacation Rental in Playa del Carmen

Many beach spots in Mexico have a good variety of vacation rental properties to choose from for short-term stays. Thanks to its rapid growth in the past decade and a half, Playa del Carmen is one of the top choices, with a terrific selection of condos, townhouses, and large homes to choose from. Since much […]

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Your Private Island Resort in Belize: Thatch Caye

If you want a romantic overwater bungalow vacation but don’t want to spend 16 hours in a plane to do it, we’ve got the answer: Thatch Caye Resort on a small private island in Belize. You can get to Belize without much effort from much of the USA and Canada, then you just hop a […]

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Chabil Mar Villas Beach Resort Turns 12

In the hotel industry there’s a lot of turmoil and turnover all the time, but Chabil Mar Villas in Belize is getting ready to mark its 12th year in Placencia, Belize. We’re getting ready to change one resort’s name for the third time in three years in our review and it’s hard to keep up […]

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