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The Revamped Galapagos Sea Star Journey Ship Sails With More Style

The Galapagos Sea Star from Latin Trails was a fine ship before its recent renovations: in the World Travel Awards it scored as “South America’s Leading Boutique Cruise.” They took things up a notch recently though and now this vessel from one of the area’s most respected companies is ready to take on passengers looking [&hellip

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Catch the Next Total Solar Eclipse in South America

If you were in the path of the last total solar eclipse that moved through the USA in 2017, you got quite a treat. If you were out of the direct path, however, you probably saw a whole lot of nothing. You’ll still have other chances in your lifetime though, as soon as 2019 and [&hellip

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What Winter Looks Like in Belize

Does that photo of Belize above make you dream of summer days at the beach? Well that’s not summer in Placencia. It’s how things look right now, and all through what’s winter in North America. The weather outside is frightful in some parts of the USA and Canada as we welcome the first day of [&hellip

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A Destination Wedding on the Caribbean Beach in Mexico

Do you dream of a destination wedding on the beach, looking out at blue water, for yourself or your grown-up child? Is that thought followed by anxiety about making the arrangements? Belmond Maroma Resort on the Riviera Maya coast of Mexico has you covered. They are trying hard to take the stress out of planning a [&hellip

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Ron Diplomatico Reserva Rum From South America

Sometimes the liquor store can yield some surprises that feel like a discovery of buried treasure. I was like a roaming pirate with a shovel and a map when I found this bottle of Ron Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva rum from Venezuela. If you asked most anyone to name something good that comes from Venezuela, if they [&hellip

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Buy Your Way Into Airport Lounge Access in Latin America

Even if you have spent enough and flown enough to hit elite status on one of the big international airlines, chances are you’re out of luck when you’re flying into and around Latin America. You won’t find airport lounges from United, AA, Delta, or British Air. Instead, you’ll see lounges for their dominant airlines: LATAM, [&hellip

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