Kick Back in Belize
By Mariela Rosario | 06/16/2008 - 14:06

Ahhh, relaxation. The whole concept is a bit subjective, isn’t it? For some (like yours truly), there’s one path to inner peace and it involves—no, requires—an impossibly blue ocean, white sands and an ice-cold piña colada. The best part about Belize? Its roads to relaxation are diverse.

Nestled between Mexico and Guatemala, this Central American country—the only one whose official language is English, thanks to its status as a British colony until 1973—is fast becoming a haven for beach-lovers, thrill-seekers and eco-conscious travelers alike. 

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Local Lowdown
By Mariela Rosario | 06/03/2008 - 15:06 is going coast to coast to round up the best Latin themed hot spots in the country. From salsa dancing to salsa and chips, these places have what it takes to keep the night life caliente!

New York City:

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Surf the Big Ones in Jaco, Costa Rica
By Mariela Rosario | 05/22/2008 - 11:25

When you head down to Jaco, consider bringing your crew along with you. Group lessons make for more fun-and discounts-so fly with your girls. Bonus: Fun times when you hit the clubs!

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La Isla del Encanto Slideshow
By Mariela Rosario | 05/07/2008 - 17:06
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La Isla del Encanto
By Mariela Rosario | 05/06/2008 - 11:57

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Travel: Time Travel in Cusco
By Brian Madigan | 04/23/2008 - 15:58

Our intrepid traveler gets caught in a time warp in the enchanted old world charm of Peru.

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Time Travel in Cusco
By Mariela Rosario | 04/15/2008 - 17:17

By Lisa Loverro

Once the capital of the Incan Empire, Cusco, Peru, is filled with ancient ruins and old-world charm— all surrounded by the majestic Andean mountain range. Make your trip a real adventure and fly solo, or hook up with a tour company that arranges group trips.

Where to Stay

Hotel Monasterio
5-star luxury hotel owned by the Orient Express Hotel Group. Oxygen-enriched rooms help guests acclimate to the higher altitude.
Palacio 136
(84) 240-696/

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La Pura Vida
By Brian Madigan | 04/14/2008 - 12:53

Our intrepid traveler gets back to nature on her trip to Costa Rica.

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La Pura Vida!
By Mariela Rosario | 04/07/2008 - 15:08

by Michelle Miranda

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Bali High
By Brian Madigan | 03/31/2008 - 12:01

Our intrepid traveler discovers the perfect balance between her spiritual life and her need to party!

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