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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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A Top Mexico Shopping Destination: San Miguel de Allende

The Mexico shopping experience can be fantastic in some places, but disappointing in others, especially the most popular beach destinations. There you have to sift through lots of factory-made junk, some of it not even made within the country. In other Mexican destinations you’ll find great handicrafts, artistic items, shoes, and clothing. You can often [&hellip

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The Best Spa Hotels in Latin America

When people think of spa hotels or resorts, Latin America may not be at the top of their list. There’s a much longer history on other continents. So many of the prize winners in the most recent World Spa Awards announcements were from elsewhere. They broke down the best spa hotels in Latin America too [&hellip

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A Guided Art Tour of San Miguel de Allende Galleries

The City of San Miguel de Allende became a magnet for foreigners because of its art scene and the enthusiasm for the visual arts hasn’t faded. In a city that defines the term “postcard-perfect,” you can go on a guided art tour that visits some of the best studios, places where the artists make the [&hellip

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Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge and Other Amazon Destinations

Have you ever dreamed of exploring the Amazon jungle and river regions on an adventure vacation? We’ve just posted a review of Anavilhanas Jungle Lodge in Brazil, the latest option we’ve covered for an excursion to one of the wildest places on the planet. Anavilhanas is a mouthful of a name, but it’s one of [&hellip

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More Countries Open to Travelers, But With Lots of New Rules

While much of the world is still walled off to international travelers–especially Americans–Latin America is open to travelers a bit more each month. From Mexico down through Ecuador (for now), countries are welcoming visitors and will be happy to see you. Just understand that you’ll need to pack a few masks, some test results, and [&hellip

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