Travel life Archive

Chabil Mar Villas Beach Resort Turns 12

In the hotel industry there’s a lot of turmoil and turnover all the time, but Chabil Mar Villas in Belize is getting ready to mark its 12th year in Placencia, Belize. We’re getting ready to change one resort’s name for the third time in three years in our review and it’s hard to keep up […]

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Family Travel to Belize for the Holidays

If family togetherness in a fresh location is a dream for the upcoming holidays, look into planning a family travel trip to Belize. It’s a short hop from much of the U.S. (less than an hour longer than flying to Cancun) and is an English speaking country on the Caribbean Sea. I just spent most […]

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Don Julio 1942 – Fine Tequila in a Tall Bottle

“If you don’t like this, it’s safe to say there’s no tequila you’re going to like,” said one magazine editor to another who was skeptical about the spirit. “Oh, that’s quite good,” he replied, banishing all memories of shots with salt and lime in his college days. In reviewing the best go-to choice in any […]

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An Update on Luxury Real Estate in San Miguel de Allende

Like most markets dominated by U.S. buyers, San Miguel de Allende saw real estate prices take a dive at the end of the last decade. When I looked at properties and toured homes in our original luxury real estate story on the Mexican city, prices had dropped 20-30% because of the U.S. housing and financial […]

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The Best Honeymoon Tours in Brazil

Honeymoon destinations have changed a lot over the years and now couples are branching out a lot more than they did a couple decades ago. Most of the tour companies we’ve spoken with over the years in marketing planning or in our interviews have seen a pickup in Honeymoon bookings. This is true all over […]

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Exploring the Punta Sal Peninsula of Honduras

Near the Honduras town of Tela and in view from the beach at Indura Golf & Spa Resort, the Punta Sal Peninsula of Honduras is home to the Jeanette Kawas National Park. In a country where protecting national parks is a real challenge, this one’s geography helps it ward off much of that pressure. Established […]

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