Seeing the Best of Colombia on an Organized Travel Tour

Colombia is a sizable country with a lot of diversity for travelers, but it’s a mountainous country with significant distances between the most popular regions. That means you need one of two things if you want to get a proper taste of the destination as an independent traveler: 1) weeks of time or 2) really [&hellip

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Another Leon, Nicaragua Option: Hotel La Recoleccion

You could be forgiven for glancing at the exterior of Hotel La Recolección in Leon and thinking it has been there for centuries. It’s named after the church it fronts, built in 1786, in the heart of the colonial center. This property actually went up in this decade, as new construction, but with a keen [&hellip

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Diving, Snorkeling, and Fishing Tours From Placencia, Belize

We’ve written a lot about Placencia, Belize because for years it has been the “up and coming” part of the country with the most luxury travel and upscale real estate potential. It’s got the best mainland beach by far and the fact there’s only one road in and out of the peninsula has kept it [&hellip

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The 7 Best Rums From Central America

  Want to try some of the planet’s highest-rated rum brands when you travel? You’ll have it pretty easy in some parts of Central America. You can draw a circle on one part of the globe and fit the origins of nearly all of the world’s best rums in that area. A few Caribbean islands [&hellip

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“Set It and Forget It” Annual Travel Insurance Policies

If you’re a frequent traveler, sooner or later your number will come up and something is going to go wrong. Even if you lead a charmed life and don’t go for extreme sports, there will be an accident, lost luggage, a canceled flight, or a medical emergency at some point. Can you say with confidence [&hellip

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Jungle Animals and Culture at the Napo Wildlife Center

The Amazon Basin jungle region of Ecuador is not as well-known by tourists as the river cruise spots in Peru, but it’s actually better set up in terms of upscale jungle lodges, such as Napo Wildlife Reserve. You’re near a tributary of the Amazon River instead of the great river itself, but the wildlife is [&hellip

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