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6 Ways to Lessen Flight Day Stress

There was probably a time in the “good ole days” when flying was a pleasant and comfortable experience, even in the economy seats, but with airlines trying to squeeze out every penny, flight days often feel more like a day of heading into battle. If you have platinum elite status and enough cash to always [&hellip

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Latin American Airlines: LATAM

There used to be a patchwork of airlines serving South America, but over the years they have consolidated and we’re left with three. The largest one is LATAM Airlines, based in Chile. Like all the others LATAM will nearly always give you a superior flying experience if you choose them over their U.S. counterparts flying [&hellip

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Why I Don’t Trust User-Generated Hotel Reviews

Can you trust the hotel reviews on TripAdvisor or other “user-generated content” sites? Since I’m a travel editor, people are always telling me about their own vacation experiences, about resorts that went above the call of duty and hotels that failed miserably. At least once a month, someone will bring up how they were duped [&hellip

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Traditional Hospitality Services Still Have an Edge Over the Sharing Economy

Based on all the chatter in the news, you’d think everyone under 40 was rushing to use services such as Uber and AirBnB every time they went on vacation. Based on a recent survey, however, interest may be leveling off. According to the fourth annual Allianz Travel Insurance Sharing Economy Index released by Allianz Global Assistance, 53 percent [&hellip

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Mexico’s Tourism Records and a New President

How much difference can a change in presidents make in a country’s drive to attract more visitors? Mexico is hoping the answer is “not much” when Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) takes office for the next six years. Mexico has been on a roll lately, setting new tourism records and taking the #6 spot in [&hellip

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Explore More of Costa Rica on a Small Group Tour

Have you ever booked a small group tour in order to discover more of a travel destination? It might be the best option for an attraction-packed country like Costa Rica. We’re big fans of independent travel here at Luxury Latin America, loving the freedom and the opportunities to get off the beaten path. We also [&hellip

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