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Get Some Extra Pampering on Arrival in Belize

It can be a little uncomfortable to arrive in a strange place where you don’t know anyone. Where there’s nobody there to meet you and tell you where to go next. One of the best perks of traveling with a high-end tour company or staying at a luxury hotel is the extra level of service [&hellip

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Puro Vik: Chile’s Latest Luxury Wine Resort

People in glass houses should…drink a glass of wine? After experiencing great success with their winery and the Vina Vik Hotel, the founding family has opened another property nearby on the vast expanse of land they own in and above the Millahue Valley. But while that  hotel is an imposing curvy structure on top of [&hellip

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Chablé Maroma Lives Up to the First in the Yucatan Peninsula

Back when the original Chablé Resort & Spa opened outside of Merida, Mexico, it got high praise from our reviewer for its sleek modern design that upended the typical hacienda hotel aesthetic, as well as immediately taking the crown for the best resort food in the region. It also won several design awards. Now we’ve [&hellip

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Casa de Uco in Argentina Wine Country

You can stay in Mendoza, Argentina and visit wineries during the day, but it can mean a lot of driving to get out and back to where the vineyards are. Fortunately there are several luxury wine lodges in the prime Malbec region of South America, including the latest one we have reviewed: Casa de Uco. [&hellip

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Fine Dining at the Velas Resorts Around Puerto Vallarta

  I still run into people in my travels that look down at the idea of luxury all-inclusive hotels. Their main perceptions seem to be that they’ll be huge and overcrowded and that “the food won’t be very good.” While both may be true of some of the low-end all-inclusive vacation factories serving the masses, [&hellip

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The Renovated Santiago Ritz-Carlton in Chile

The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago has long been a lonely oddity. Since its opening in 2003, it’s been the sole outpost bearing that brand’s name in all of Latin America. Thankfully that is changing now with the opening of a Reserve version in Mexico, but this will remain the only one in South America for the foreseeable [&hellip

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