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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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Road Less Traveled: Fort Jefferson

By Kimberly Button On a distant island enveloped by sparkling turquoise waters, the brutally strong brick fortress known as Fort...

Leaving Las Vegas

Seven sights worth exploring outside of Las Vegas.

New National Park

Grab a sled and make your way to southern New Mexico to get to know the nation’s 62nd national park. White Sands National Park...

The Bridge Through Paradise

By Kristy Tolley The brainstorm of oil tycoon and railroad baron Henry Flagler, the Old Seven Mile Bridge was to serve as the first land...

Puerto Rico: An Island for All Reasons

By Beth D’Addono Dreaming of an island escape? A place to recharge on the beach and simply be a human being? Or do you hanker...