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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Heal Yourself in Culebra
By Mariela Rosario | 07/30/2008 - 17:53

A trip to Culebra is all about getting away from it all, so grab your best friend, a book and your iPod to take advantage of the year-round 80°F days!

Fly into Luis Marin International Airport in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Then take a 30-minute flight from San Juan, via one of these airlines: Air Flamenco (787.724.1818), Isla Nena (877.812.5144), Island Birds (284.495.1988) or Vieques Air Link (787.741.8331).

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Staycation Series, Part 3: Home Sweet Home
By Mariela Rosario | 07/17/2008 - 12:22

Welcome to the summer of the staycation, we'll be breaking down some great tips on how to get away from it all without—well, really getting far away! In the last part of our series we're showing you how to transform your casa into an oasis.

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Staycation Pt. 2
By Latina Staff | 07/07/2008 - 15:30
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Staycations Series, Part 2: How to Turn Your Own City Into a Vacation Paradise
By Mariela Rosario | 07/07/2008 - 12:17

Ah, yes, you gotta love summer in the city. The heat, humidity, traffic and noise are enough to make any seasoned city dweller long for a peaceful escape. But with airline prices soaring out of control and gas prices skyrocketing we thought it would be great to explore some great options right in your own backyard.

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