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This One Move Will Make Your Cancun Airport Arrival Less Stressful

In most Mexican airports your arrival will be routine and uneventful. When you go through the gauntlet at the Cancun Airport, however, you face a barrage of touts, hucksters, middlemen, and wishful fixers all doing their best to prey on your confusion. Usually when you exit the baggage claim area there will be people with [&hellip

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6 Epic South America Road Trips You Can Do in a Rental Car

South America is a vast continent with long routes to traverse, so there’s no shortage of long road trips you can take. Some of the most rugged require a four-wheel drive vehicle though. The Pan-American Highway is congested and ugly in a lot of stretches. Plus you know when one oft-listed drive is along a [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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