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Where to Travel in Brazil for a Two-Week Vacation

Brazil is a huge country, the biggest by far in South America, so it can be overwhelming when making travel plans. A vacation in Brazil is not as simple to plan out as one in tiny Uruguay or even Ecuador, where you can cross the mainland in a day. A vacation or holiday in Brazil [&hellip

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Activity Excursions From an Amazon River Cruise

An Amazon River Cruise is not like any other small ship cruise around the world. You don’t book one of these to disembark at ancient castles or go shopping for ornaments. You can also go on one at any time of year and not have to bring a coat. A cruise on the mighty Amazon [&hellip

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Park Tower Buenos Aires is Not the Sheraton

The “hotel within a hotel” concept can be a bit confusing sometimes. That’s especially true when you’ve booked the Luxury Collection Park Tower in Buenos Aires and your taxi pulls up to a Sheraton. Don’t worry though, you’re not checking in at that gargantuan 740-room convention hotel. The Park Tower is a more human-scaled property [&hellip

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Travel Keeps Your Brain in Shape

The year was 2012 and I needed the mental equivalent of an adrenaline shot. I had been working a lot of hours in my home office in the USA and taking walks in the same neighborhood every day. The places I was going out to eat and drink at were ones I had been to [&hellip

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Live Aqua San Miguel de Allende Ups the City’s Room Count

Despite a boom in tourism and more gringos moving in all the time, it has been quite a while since a new large hotel has opened in San Miguel de Allende. Most of the additions have been small boutique hotels or B&Bs like Casa No Name and Casablanca 7. That changed recently with the long-anticipated [&hellip

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When is the Best Time to Visit Costa Rica?

The weather in Costa Rica has a much bigger impact on vacation planning than it does in many other parts of the world, even in Central America. The best time to go to Costa Rica isn’t even consistent across this small but multi-faceted country. There may be torrential rain the whole month in Monteverde, but [&hellip

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