Build Some Family Adventure Memories in Belize

Do you know of a place where your family can go cave tubing, barrier reef snorkeling, jungle trekking with howler monkeys, lagoon kayaking, and Mayan pyramid exploring, all while staying at one resort?  Well this place is just over two hours from southern U.S. airports, in the small Central American country of Belize. Here in […]

Beaches in Mexico Pass the Clean Test

In preparation for Easter weekend, the Mexican government did sweeping tests of the water quality at all the popular beaches in Mexico. Thankfully all but one came out clean enough for swimmers. The one that didn’t—Playa Hermosa in Ensenada, Baja Norte–was promptly closed. If you want to go to a Mexican beach and be 100% […]

Lovely L’Otel in the Doce18 Complex of San Miguel de Allende

Normally when you picture a hotel being on top of a retail complex, it evokes some high-rise in a big city, but new L’Otel in San Miguel de Allende is a very different story. Occupying the upper level of the Doce 18 Concept House, it looks down on an upscale collection of shops, gourmet food […]

Fine Tequila Review: 99,000 Horas From Corralejo

Did you know that it takes 99,000 hours to make a bottle of tequila? That seemed like a high number when I saw the name of this premium tequila that’s the top of the Corralejo brand pyramid. When I did the math I realized they were counting the time it takes for the agave to […]

Be a VIP in the Airport With Priority Pass

Want to get airport lounge access without having elite status on an airline? You can get in almost anywhere with a Priority Pass membership. It’s no secret that there are two clear tiers of service when it comes to flying and when you get stuck in economy, it’s seldom pleasant. This extends to the airports […]

Checking Into the American Trade Hotel in Panama City

As the “crossroads of the Americas” and the “Miami of Central America,” bustling Panama City has plenty of great hotels these days. There weren’t any full-service luxury hotels outside the business district, however, until American Trade Hotel opened in Casco Viejo. Casco Viejo is the oldest surviving section of this city that served as the […]

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