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Safe Travel in Belize After Re-opening

After being closed to foreign visitors for half a year, Belize is opening back up to tourism on October 1, 2020. This is one of several Central American countries opening its borders again–with safe travel restrictions–but it’s the biggest news since there are no nationality caveats. Also, unlike destinations such as El Salvador and Honduras, [&hellip

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Rent a Resort or Go for a Hotel Buyout

In these times of social distancing on vacation and limiting contact with strangers, the once-elite idea to rent a resort for your group or book an entire hotel is looking a lot more practical. Hotel buyouts for weddings have long been popular, especially for destination weddings abroad. There’s a strong appeal to having the entire [&hellip

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The Best Mendoza Winery Hotels

Back in the ’00s when we first started covering winery hotels around Mendoza and the vineyard region, there wasn’t all that much to talk about. Most of the “bodegas”–as the wineries are called in this area–don’t have any kind of lodging attached to them. The ones that do have a hotel though have gotten both [&hellip

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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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Montage Los Cabos is Their First Outside the USA

That sitting area pictured above is at one of the swimming pools at Montage Los Cabos, one of the newest luxury resorts to open in the corridor between the two anchor cities of the region. There’s another pool with lounge chairs and daybeds below that, then a lovely crescent beach in a small bay that’s [&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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