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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 [&hellip

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Eight New Luxury Villas at Rosewood Mayakoba

Each of the last few years when I’ve attended the International Luxury Travel Mart Americas in the Riviera Maya, Rosewood Mayakoba has always had something new going on to show off. New open air restaurant one year, a revamped pool bar and restaurant another. The El Pueblito section of Mayakoba that they share with the [&hellip

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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 [&hellip

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Acanto Condo Hotel in Playa del Carmen Central

Playa del Carmen on the Caribbean side of Mexico has changed drastically in the past decade and a half. Although you still sometimes see clueless junior travel editors in New York who have never been there call it “a laid-back village” or “a magnet for Europeans,” it’s really a full-blown tourist city with all that [&hellip

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Bahia Vik Completes the Artistic Resort Trio in Uruguay

Quick – which upscale hotel brand has the most properties in Uruguay? Surprisingly, it’s one that only has four properties overall: Vik Hotels. Bahia Vik is the third one in a small country dominated by independent properties and one-off locations from the international chains. Like the other two from Norwegian–Uruguayan entrepreneur Alexander Vik, it is [&hellip

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Sometimes it Pays to Let an Expert Arrange the Trip

Those of us who have spent most of our post-internet time booking our own flights and hotels online tend to be kind of smug about it. “Why pay some agency to plan my trip when I’ve got access to the same info they have?” the logic goes. Why, when I can do it all from [&hellip

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