Honeymoon on the Riviera Maya
By Mariela Rosario | 12/12/2008 - 16:19

Cancun may conjure up memories (often hazy) of spring break madness, body shots of tequila, and girls gone wild. But, thanks to the recent rebranding of the area's resort row by the clever folks at Mexico Tourism, it has been reborn as the Riviera Maya. A strip of white sand beach populated by adults-only all-inclusive properties designed for those of us who recovered from Spring Break Fever more than a couple of years ago.

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Get Active in Antigua
By Mariela Rosario | 10/21/2008 - 15:16

November kicks off the high season in Guatemala, ushering in endless days of perfect spring-like weather and offering high visibility for your treks around mountains and volcanoes surrounding Antigua. If you're planning on taking on serious hiking expeditions while your visiting, you need to prepare. Increase the incline on your carido machine a few weeks prior to your trip in order to get in peak hiking condition.

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St. Lucia
By Latina Staff | 10/16/2008 - 10:17
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Find Yourself at St Lucia’s Jade Mountain
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 10/15/2008 - 17:20

If you’re anything like me, then your main objective when going on vacation is to chill as hard as you possibly can. You can’t fathom why people go away to, like, work. Climb what? Explore huh? No thanks. You’ll find me on the beach with a scandalous book on my lap, fruity alcoholic beverage in hand, and a “do not disturb” sign hanging around my neck. And while St.

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Go Wild in the Galápagos Islands
By Mariela Rosario | 09/29/2008 - 13:02

Located on the equator, just 600 miles west of mainland Ecuador, the Galápagos Islands enjoy beautiful weather all year round, making it an ideal spot for communing with the great outdoors. Fly into Quito, Ecuador's capital city and then catch a discounted flight to the islands via TAME airlines. Set sail around the Galápagos to see the hundreds of animals on each island, from playful sea lions to the giant sea turtles that gave the islands their name.

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Savor the Good Life in Mendoza, Argentina
By Mariela Rosario | 08/21/2008 - 12:53

The seasons are reversed down south of the equator so it's best to visit Mendoza between November and April when high temps make for beautiful days outdoors. Have fun hopping from vineyard to vineyard. When you're done, check out the rustic Cavas Wine Lodge where the Malbec isn't just for drinking. They also provide wine-infused spa treatments so you can truly unwind in one of their cozy cabins after a long day of tasting.

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Safari Dreamin'
By Mariela Rosario | 08/15/2008 - 13:00

My trip to South Africa was everything I could have asked for. I visited the Mandela Family Museum located in Soweto, just outside Johannesburg, and then flew on to Sabi Sands where I stayed at the Ulusaba Private Game Reserve.

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Safari Dreamin’ Slideshow
By Latina Staff | 08/15/2008 - 12:54
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A Catalan State Of Mind
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 08/08/2008 - 12:10

Join our intrepid traveler as she journeys across the Atlantic to explore the rich and beautiful city of Barcelona, Spain.

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A Catalan State Of Mind
By Mariela Rosario | 08/05/2008 - 14:20

In Barcelona, the capital city of the Spanish region of Cataluña, rest and relaxation are taken seriously. From the moment I stepped out of the Metro, I noticed it. People, young and old, dozing off on park benches, couples sharing kisses and whispers as they took a leisurely stroll, children laughing as they chased pigeons through the plaza, young professionals at an outdoor table having a drink together at 3 o’clock in the afternoon.

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