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A Private Yacht Tour Around the Islands of Belize

Some destinations seem tailor made for a private yacht tour where you sail around warm waters with your own crew. Belize is definitely one of those, with a stretch of the world’s second-longest coral reef and lots of islands to explore scattered off the coast from north to south. In terms of logistics, you can’t [&hellip

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A New Luxury Retreat in Nicaragua: Nekupe

If you build a high-end luxury resort in the middle of nowhere in Central America, will the wealthy travelers come? Time will tell for the new Nekupe lodge, but those looking for a fresh experience will find plenty to like.  There are only a few sizable luxury resorts in Nicaragua, most of them situated in [&hellip

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The Beautiful Quebrada de Las Conchas in Argentina

The first time I went through the Quebrada de las Conchas on Route 68 in Argentina, I was on my way from Salta to spend a few nights in Cafayate. I was traveling independently back then and saw it all from the window of a public express bus. I was entranced with the views, but [&hellip

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An Empanada Cooking Class at House of Jasmines in Salta

As I sat down to eat my empanadas that came straight out of the oven, I thought they just might be the best ones I’ve ever had. Part of that was probably an emotional feeling about the process though: I put them together with my own hands in a cooking class at House of Jasmines [&hellip

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What Kind of Experience Does the Adventure Traveler Want?

Do you consider yourself an adventure traveler? What does “adventure travel” mean to you? I’ve been on adventure tours that felt like they were going to kill me, then others where I barely broke a sweat. Two organizations that care deeply about how you reconcile the differences recently ran a survey of 8,000 active travelers [&hellip

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Olo Cachaca Rum From Brazil

We’ve reviewed a lot of fine rum on this blog, but haven’t said much about Brazil’s best-known spirit: cachaça. So let’s check out one of the easiest brands to find where I live in Florida: Olo Brazilian Rum. Since Brazilian rum is normally called cachaça, we’ve got a hint about the marketing challenge right there. [&hellip

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