Travel life Archive

Packing for a Trip to a Zika Virus Mosquito Zone

The mosquito borne Zika virus is more of a worry for residents of those zones than it is for travelers. The main people who have to worry are women who are looking to become pregnant within a year. You can see the whole rundown from the CDC here. Mosquitoes carry plenty of other viruses and […]

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Travel Spotlight on Medellin, Colombia

Have faith downtrodden destinations. You could end up going from “heck no” to “hell yeah” in a couple decades, just like Medellin, Colombia. Tourism there was up 38% year-over-year in 2015. I just finished watching Season 1 of Narcos on Netflix and it’s mind-boggling how far the country and Escobar’s cartel base of Medellin have […]

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A One-week Luxury Jungle and Sea Package in Belize

People often talk of Belize as an ideal “surf and turf vacation” destination. Spend some time diving or snorkeling while staying by the water, then spend the other half on adventures in the thick jungle. In reality it’s probably better in reverse: do the adventures first then relax in a lounge chair on a beach. […]

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Trust in the Sharing Economy Keeps Going Up

What was fringe is now mainstream in vacation lodging and transportation. When it comes to “the sharing economy” represented by the likes of AirBnB and Uber, awareness, trust, and usage are all rising dramatically. That’s the conclusion of the second annual Allianz Travel Insurance Sharing Economy Index from Allianz Global Assistance USA. “More than double […]

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Where to Find Luxury in Nicaragua

Nicaragua and “luxury travel” haven’t been in the same sentence much until the last decade or so and only after the opening of Mukul Beach & Spa Resort did the country really get on the upscale travel agents’ radar. On the plus side, it means your decision-making is not all that difficult when deciding where […]

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An Insider’s Guide to La Roma in Mexico City

Want to know where to eat, drink, and shop in the most vibrant neighborhood of the capital city of Mexico—La Roma? We’ve got just the book for you. We’ve long had the author behind the best-selling Mexico City book on our roster of contributors and one who wrote the definitive restaurant guide to the city […]

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