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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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The 5-Diamond Resorts of Mexico

The AAA 5-Diamond Awards are, in most respects, the most exclusive listings out there for North American hotels and resorts. There’s a thorough vetting and inspection process the properties go through and a long checklist of amenities that need to be in place to qualify. Unlike a membership organization like Leading Hotels of the World, [&hellip

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Local Luxury Hotel Chain: Quinta Real in Mexico

Chances are the Quinta Real Hotel is not going to be the first one that pops into your head when booking a Mexican vacation, but in some locations it should be. Often when we are looking for a hotel room in a city we don’t know, we default to the name we’ve heard of before, [&hellip

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Know the Rules for Visiting Machu Picchu

As some famous sites reach the point of being loved to death, the preservationists need to work with the governing bodies to keep the crowds under control. After being named one of the 7 Wonders of the World a few years back and getting onto seemingly every person’s bucket list, the rules for visiting Machu [&hellip

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An Original Luxury All-Inclusive Turns 20: Royal Hideaway Playacar

I remember the first time I read an article about a “luxury all-inclusive” resort. It was long before we launched Luxury Latin America, back when most travel information came from vessels holding ink on glossy paper that were mailed to your house. The writer was talking about a new resort near Playa del Carmen in [&hellip

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Buy Your Way Into Airport Lounge Access in Latin America

Even if you have spent enough and flown enough to hit elite status on one of the big international airlines, chances are you’re out of luck when you’re flying into and around Latin America. You won’t find airport lounges from United, AA, Delta, or British Air. Instead, you’ll see lounges for their dominant airlines: LATAM, [&hellip

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