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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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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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A Private Island Far Removed: Hatchet Caye in Belize

Imagine taking a boat from the mainland of Belize out to the barrier reef and walking along a pier to your private island resort cabana. While you’re there, you can snorkel, kayak, or paddleboard right off the shore. That’s the experience at the latest Belize resort we’ve reviewed: Hatchet Caye. Hatchet Caye already sounds familiar [&hellip

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The Best Spa in Belize at New Naia Resort

While most Belize resorts are focused on adventures above and below the water, the new luxury Naïa hotel in Placencia follows a more traditional path of relaxation and pampering. It has been quite a while since the glossy travel and fashion magazines gushed over a new resort in Belize. There are almost zero international chains [&hellip

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When’s the Best Time to Cruise Along the Amazon River?

If you’re heading to the Amazon River region of Peru, what time of year should you go? Well this might not need to be a major consideration if your windows of opportunity are limited. In most destinations there’s a high season and a low season, which may or may not correspond to the months with [&hellip

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The Last of 4 Mayakoba Resorts – Andaz Riviera Maya

The Mayakoba complex north of Playa del Carmen is one of those ambitious master plans that required a lot of guts and long-term vision. Spanish investors started buying the land in the 1980s, applied for permits in the 1990s, and finally opened the first hotel there (Fairmont Mayakoba) in 2006. Now the project has finally [&hellip

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