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Flying Aeromexico Business Class in North America

After a too-long drought of staying away from planes and airports, I boarded an Aeromexico business class flight this week, direct from Mexico City to Orlando. In these times when we’re being extra conscious of distancing from our fellow passengers, this was a dream flight that made me feel much safer in the air. Aeromexico [&hellip

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The Luxury Spas of Costa Rica, With an Eco-friendly Twist

If you’d like to daydream about mud baths and massages in the tropics, check out our updated luxury spa roundup: Eco-luxe Costa Rica Spas. The original post from ages ago was by contributor Insiya Rasiwala, who was leading yoga trips and writing often about yoga, ecotourism, and health for various magazines. With her guidance, we [&hellip

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The Best Restaurants in Latin America and Top Cities for Food

Where are the best restaurants in Latin America? It’s a moving target each year, but the top cities for dining are mostly clustered in a few foodie hotspots in Mexico and South America. Every year, an academy of food experts chooses the top 50 restaurants in Latin America. There’s a chairperson from one of four [&hellip

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The Top-10 Luxury Travel Blog Posts in a Boozy Year of Non-travel

  Here on this luxury travel blog we write about travel in Latin America, vacation or retirement real estate, plus wine and spirits from the region. We normally see that our readers gravitate to that last category a lot, but in a god-awful year where many countries closed their borders and it felt risky to [&hellip

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Ron Botran Reserva Rum From Guatemala

I’ve sung the praises—to whomever would listen—about another fine rum from Guatemala that’s better known than Botran, but apparently they’re doing something right in that country as this one is excellent too. Is Guatemala big enough to support two rum distilleries? Actually no: both this brand and Ron Zacapa are part of the generic-sounding Industrias [&hellip

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Scoping Out Lake Chapala and a Spa Hotel in Central Mexico

Have you heard of Lake Chapala in Mexico, or the town of Ajijic? If you look at the most popular spots in the country for retirees, the Lake Chapala region is up there near the top. Depending on who you ask, and the time of year, there are between 5,000 and 20,000 foreigners living in [&hellip

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