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17 Best Things to Do Around Lake Atitlan, Guatemala: One of the Prettiest Places on Earth

Lake Atitlan, Guatemala, a four-hour drive from the international airport in Guatemala City, is beguiling in its beauty. Ringed by mountains, volcanoes, and twelve towns and villages, Lake Atitlan is best discovered by small boat. From artisan weavers, to legends of The Little Prince (the author spent time here recovering from injuries sustained in a […] Read More

San Francisco CA: CityPASS Advantages

WHAT/WHY: What do you get for $89 ($69 for child 5-11) in San Francisco – one of the most expensive – if not THE most expensive – city in the USA? Well, for one, unlimited rides on the historic cable cars, which can cost $7 per person, each time one jumps on: but only if […] Read More

Cavas Wine Lodge, Mendoza Region, Argentina – Relais & Chateaux in the Midst of Malbec Country

Cavas Wine Lodge, a Relais & Chateaux hotel, sets a new precedent for vineyard-luxe. Even in winter, when leaves and fruit shrivel and brown, this posh outpost nurtures guests with meticulous service, excellent cuisine, and warm, involved owners. Billed as “The first luxury lodge in the foothills of the Andes,” Cavas Wine Lodge takes some […] Read More

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil: Merry Crowds, Otherworldly Landscape

WHY GO: Don’t you want to sing Girl from Ipanema on the very beach that inspired that song? Or be whisked atop a rock formation that protrudes from the sea like a giant breaching whale? Or pretend to grab the 125 ‘ tall Christ the Redeemer’s outstretched hands? In 2012, Rio de Janeiro was named […] Read More

12 Great Things to Do in Antigua Guatemala Before and After the Destination Wedding

Spain colonized Antigua Guatemala in the early 1500’s, building churches and convents in the shadow of three volcanoes. The Earthquake of 1773 reduced most of these structures to rubble, and though some were restored, the splendor of the remaining ruins seems to have a magnetic, and magical, effect. Tourists – even those from other areas […] Read More

Nassau Bahamas; Fun In Paradise Island

WHY GO: Sand as fine as sugar, ocean as clear and endless as an infinity pool, and a tropical heat that warms the heart. Natural beauty is reason enough to visit Nassau Bahamas and Paradise Island, but with this Caribbean destination, it’s all about more: more thrills, more attractions, and more FUN. Things To Do In […] Read More

Capture the Caribbean

When was the last time you took a day off? If you have to think about it, maybe it’s been too long.  Last year more than half of Americans didn’t use all their paid vacation time; losing out on much needed mental health breaks, and wasting more than $65 Billion in forfeited benefits. This year, […] Read More

St. Barths (aka Saint Barthélemy,) French Caribbean Luxe

WHY GO: St. Barths  (also known as St. Barts or Saint Barthélemy) was long the forgotten child of the French West Indies. Discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1493 and named for his brother Bartholomeo, the fierce little isle resisted easy settlement. It wasn’t until the late 1600s that an enterprising band of Normandy Huguenots made a go […] Read More

7 Unusual Attractions in Grand Cayman; a Travel Guide

The Cayman Islands have some of the best dive spots in the world, but did you know there were mermaids? This and six other quirky attractions make Grand Cayman a Getaway Maven favorite. Things To Do In Grand Cayman DIVE: Underwater Mermaid Statue. Amphitrite, the 9-foot-tall bronze mermaid known as the Siren of Sunset Reef, is found 55 feet […] Read More

It’s Better in The Abaco Islands, The Other Side of the Bahamas

WHY GO: Far from the hustle and bustle of Nassau and Freeport, the Abaco Islands offers a quieter alternative. Bahamians call the 130-mile strip of islands in the northern Out Islands the “Family Islands” because that’s where they go to relax. Recreation is of the annual boxcar races and flag football tournament variety. Instead of built-up attractions, the Abaco […] Read More

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