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Central & South America

Finding Your Pura Vida

Discover what Costa Ricans’ favorite phrase means to you—whether you’re drawn to the country’s nature, adventure, beaches or pampering places. Pura Vida! This signature Costa Rican expression shows up in all kinds of dialogue—as a greeting, as a good-bye, as a...

Puerto Vallarta: A Hot Spot for Art and Fine Dining

You may initially come to Puerto Vallarta for a beach escape, but its arts and dining scene will draw you back. Unlike other Mexican resort destinations, Puerto Vallarta is a living, breathing city with a population around 250,000 and...

Puerto Montt: The Heart of Chile’s Lake District

Ecologico snorted from the edge of his horse stall as Penny Detrisac leaned against his stall gate positioning herself to snap a photo of her husband Paul, hugging the friendly Chilean mare Encanto on the opposite side of the...

Panama: Perusing a Multi-Faceted Culture

Touching down in Panama for the first time, the vision of streets and buildings being hammered and shoveled into completion assaults your senses. Nearly every corner of Panama City appears to be under urgent construction. Famous for the legendary...

Circling Cape Horn Fullfills Cruise Ship Passengers’ Dreams

Holland America's ms Veendam sailed around Cape Horn on Dec. 8, 2012, the crossover point from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic at the tip of South America, a destination event sought by many of the cruise ship's passengers.Most...

Enchanting Puerto Rico

Somewhere else in the world, it’s morning. But while casually strolling the worn cobblestone streets of Old San Juan on the island of Puerto Rico, I try to imagine another Caribbean destination with such warmth, appeal and diversity.The sun-drenched,...

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Hang Out Along the Hammock Coast

By Kathy M. Newbern and J.S. Fletcher Between Myrtle Beach’s high-rise condos and Charleston’s Southern city charm lies the “Hammock...

Fast Getaways

By Kristy Tolley Charleston + Carnival = One Convenient Cruise Sometimes you just have to get away. Turquoise waters and blue skies beckon. However, a Caribbean...

Go Explore: Hampton Roads Virgina

Hampton Roads, Virginia, is comprised of seven cities: Portsmouth, Newport News, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Hampton, Virginia Beach and Suffolk. Named after the old shipping lanes...

Edenton: An Inner Banks Hidden Gem

By Vanessa Infanzon Finding Edenton is like discovering your own corner of paradise. Tree-lined streets with beautiful homes compel guests to stop and marvel at...

Member Spotlight: Muggsy Bogues and Brittney Bogues

Muggsy Bogues At 5’3”, AAA Member Muggsy Bogues might have been an unlikely candidate for a career as point guard in the NBA. He not...