By Karina Martinez-Carter | 03/05/2013 - 13:41
Spring break is approaching and it’s finally about time to break out that new bikini. If you’re still undecided on where to head for a spring break vacation, but know you want to bum on a beach, Latin American shores are some of the best stretches of sand in the world and offer the perfect getaway for a cultured, beach-centric trip. Sports Illustrated knows it, too, and shot the cover for their always-much-anticipated swimsuit issue on Easter Island, Chile. Here are our picks for top destinations for sun, sand and scene.
By Karina Martinez-Carter | 02/06/2013 - 15:47
The biggest parties around the world are about to kick off, because it is time for Carnival. While in some places people have been celebrating in preparation for months now, festivities begin in earnest this coming weekend and culminate on Fat Tuesday, February 12, though many continue the partying afterward, too. A number of destinations in Latin America go all-out to celebrate Carnival, with multiple generations coming out for the merrymaking. In many places, the Monday and Tuesday of Carnival also are designated as national holidays.
By Karina Martinez-Carter | 01/02/2013 - 13:31
Colombians are known for their friendly and hospitable natures, which is one of the reasons why the country has become one of the most buzzed-about tourist destinations in the past year. In addition to how welcoming Colombians are to tourists, the country’s diverse landscape attracts all types of travelers. Whether you're looking to relax, indulge or dance the night away, Colombia has something to offer.
By Karina Martinez-Carter | 12/12/2012 - 13:13
In Miami, it’s the huge, thumping clubs that get most of the attention for nightlife, but during the day and early evenings, hotel pools and bars are the places to see, be seen and socialize. From the stylish crowds sipping drinks to the eye-catching architecture, design and views, the hotel scene in the city is definitely worth checking out.
These are five of the most chic and entertaining hotels for spending a day or starting the night, regardless of where you are bunking up during your trip to the energetic beachside city.
By Ana Serafin | 10/09/2012 - 17:00
Planning a wedding can be stressful, but planning the honeymoon shouldn’t be! Whether you’re looking for an urban experience or a beach oasis, these honeymoon hotels and hotspots have you covered.
By Ana Serafin | 08/29/2012 - 18:00
San Felipe de Puerto Plata, located in the Dominican Republic, is the capital of the province Puerto Plata. Most often just referred to as “Puerto Plata,” the region itself is also known as the Amber Coast thanks to their large export of the semi-precious rock amber. The downtown region, centro de Puerto Plata, has beautiful buildings, la cathedral de San Felipe and more. Take an insider’s look into this fantastic getaway.
By Karina Martinez-Carter | 05/28/2012 - 10:55
Tourism to the United States’ southern neighbor, Mexico, has energetically rebounded over the past few years. Hotel rooms and beaches are filling up again with international visitors after numbers dwindled as a direct result of the country’s drug war. While the violence unfortunately continues in some parts of the country, security and spirits have all-around improved. The U.S. has acknowledged the increased safety, as well, in lowering its official travel warnings to the country, while the Mexican government has enthusiastically launched tourism promotion campaigns.