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CasaMolle is a Great Atacama Hotel Alternative With Golf

Did you know that you can play golf or lush fairways and greens in northern Chile, then sleep nearby in a well-equipped boutique hotel? Thanks to the addition of CasaMolle in the Elqui Valley of northern Chile, the seemingly impossible is possible. There are several problems with the oft-repeated but incorrect statement that the Atacama [&hellip

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Casa de Mita Updated Review and Video Tour

We recently got to return to one of our favorite beach resorts in Mexico: the intimate all-inclusive Casa de Mita north of Puerto Vallarta. It was even better the second time around. Unlike most travel sites out there covering hotels, we actually set foot in every single hotel or resort we write about. Sometimes we [&hellip

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Swimming With Whale Sharks by La Paz in Baja

Swimming with whale sharks is an experience like no other. Often the adventure involves being out on a boat in rough seas though, far from shore, and the giant creatures may or may not be near the surface. It’s much more pleasant in La Paz in Mexico, however, where they like to hang out in [&hellip

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The American Vacation Budget Tops $2,000 This Year

Americans are in more of a spending mood this year, with the average vacation budget expected to top $2,000 for the first time. This is a rise of 23% since the beginning of the decade, in 2010. Total vacation spending in the USA is expected to top $101.7 billion, a new record. Those are some [&hellip

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Nobu Hotel Los Cabos: a Bit of Japan Comes to Baja

What do you get when you mix a Hollywood legend, a Japanese celebrity chef, and the top luxury travel destination in the Americas? That would be the long-anticipated opening of Nobu Hotel Los Cabos, just up the coast from Cabo San Lucas. More than a few observers have noted similarities between Mexicans and Japanese when [&hellip

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10 Puerto Vallarta Restaurants to Put on Your List

Looking for the best places to eat in Puerto Vallarta? Nobody can promise a perfect restaurant list since this is a big beach resort vacation destination with hundreds of spots to choose from.  We have eaten our way across the area several times over the years though and have a good sense of which Puerto [&hellip

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