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Explora’s New Adventure Resort in Peru

Explora Valle Sagrado opens a new chapter for the region between Cusco and Machu Picchu in the Andes Mountains of Peru. We’ve had high praise for the explora company based in Chile, with reviews of their properties in Patagonia and Atacama. I experienced a terrific overland travesia with them from Uyuni to Atacama that was […]

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Don Julio Tequila Review – Reposado and Anejo

As I’ve mentioned before on this site, if you want to bring a gift to impress to a Mexican who drinks, the safest bet you can make is Don Julio tequila. You could spend more on Clase Azul and create a bigger impression because of the hand-made porcelain bottle, but Don Julio Reposado or Anejo […]

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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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