Travel life Archive

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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Is Panama the Best Country for Retirement?

International Living just put out its annual global retirement index and, as usual, Panama was #1 as the best place to retire. Their opinion is not the last word, of course, and there are plenty of factors behind the scene that could influence their judgment, but most of the ranking factors are objective ones such […]

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The Top-10 Luxury Travel Blog Posts From Latin America

Here on this luxury travel blog we write about travel in Latin America, vacation or retirement real estate, and hotels. When it comes to what’s really popular though, apparently our readers like to drink. The perennial favorites you see in our 10 most popular posts in the sidebar (or scroll down on mobile phones) are […]

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Glamping in Mexican Wine Country Near Ensenada with Cuatro Cuatros

When you think of sleeping in a tent, does the image look anything like that scene above from Cuatro Cuatros in the wine country of Mexico? The word “luxury” is probably not the first thing that comes to mind when you picture sleeping in a tent, but this tented camp is more Africa than Alaska. […]

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Getting Deeper into the Amazon Jungle of Peru

Do you want to have a nice little vacation on the edge of the Amazon jungle, or do you want to get far away from the towns and be sleep where the animals are sleeping? If it’s the latter, you’ll want to check out our latest story on a tour with Rainforest Expeditions of Peru. […]

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The Grandfather Rum of Panama: Ron Abuelo

In Central America, there’s a pecking order of rums and I’ve yet to meet anyone who puts Ron Abuelo from Panama at the top. It’s certainly not bad, it just has some really tough competition and doesn’t quite rise to the level of the league’s top players. If you happen to be traveling in Panama, […]

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