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Hopkins, Belize is one of the best beaches in Central America
Francis Ford Coppola PresentsThe Turtle Inn welcomes guests to powder-soft sands in Hopkins, Belize, one of our favorite picks for Central American beaches

By: Carolyn McCarthy Central America has always attracted intrepid visitors in search of unfiltered natural beauty. Now, a set of top-tier, and often eco-friendly resorts is reinventing the region as a world-class beach destination, complete with unspoiled coastlines, coral reefs, and corduroy waves. ... Read More

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Americans have undoubtedly held a long love affair with the automobile, but sometimes a good thing can just turn sour. Whether it’s soaring gas prices or traffic congestion that have you ready to put the brakes on a car-centric vacation, or the prospect of dealing with a chorus of... Read More

By: Timothy Jacob Nothing signifies getting away from it all quite like an island visit. Whether it requires a five-hour ferry ride or a quick trip over a causeway, the very act of separating from the mainland is also a separation from the everyday and an invitation to explore. We’ve... Read More

By: Becca Bergman More than half a century ago, a former Belgian water-polo champion named Gerard Blitz constructed a small village of canvas army tents on a quiet beach in Mallorca, Spain. Dubbing it “Club Méditerranée,” he invited like-minded vacationers to share in his egalitarian vision while they washed dishes... Read More

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By: Laurel Delp Geographically, Mexico encompasses tropical forests, volcanoes, formidable mountain ranges, and high desert plains, with an almost staggering array of gorgeous coastlines and a size equal to California, Nevada, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas combined. Mystical ruins, robust indigenous cultures, and renowned regional cuisines all contribute to a... Read More

By: Elissa Richard Situated on the southeastern coast of France, the fabled French Riviera has long enticed sun worshipers with its seaside charm, vibrant vegetation, beautiful people, and mild Mediterranean climate promising some 300 cloudless days a year. And while laid-back Nice, the region’s long-reigning queen and capital, has continued... Read More

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By: Elissa Richard One of the Mexican Riviera’s most fabled hotspots, Acapulco is deeply ingrained in the sun seeker’s subconscious as a destination worthy of pilgrimage. The buzz began in the mid-20th century when Hollywood’s glitterati – including John Wayne, Richard Burton, and Elizabeth Taylor – started retreating here. Songsters... Read More

By: Fred Bernstein For 4 days each December, Art Basel Miami Beach and its sister show, Design Miami, lure thousands of the world’s top gallerists, design firms, and wealthy collectors to South Florida. In 5 short years, the shows have vaulted the city into the upper echelon of art destinations.... Read More

By: Genevieve Shaw Brown There was a time in the not-so-distant past when the first thing travelers thought of when they considered a trip to the Dominican Republic (often referred to simply as the DR) was “cheap all-inclusive.” And a vacation in Punta Cana, the region of beautiful white sand... Read More

By: Stephanie Johnnidis Of the hundreds of Caribbean islands – all boasting tropical appeal and brilliant turquoise waters – why does Aruba get the most repeat visitors? Three major reasons top the list: There’s no rainy season; constant trade winds keep climates bearable (even in summer); and many direct flights... Read More

By: Genevieve Shaw Brown People in San Diego are obsessed with the weather. Everywhere you go, you’ll hear discussion of the forecast, even though there’s really not much to discuss. Sure, the city will see the odd day of rain here and there, but if you take a look at... Read More

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By: Jordan Simon Few destinations are as iconic as Los Cabos, located at the southernmost tip of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula where the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Cortés (Gulf of California) meet. The very name conjures images of Hemingway and John Wayne duking it out with marlins and Jimmy... Read More

By: David Appell The fact that Key West is one of the world’s most-recognized vacation destinations begs the question – what is all the fuss about? It’s hardly about the beaches (which pale in comparison to others in South Florida). Rather, it’s the local sense of sun-drenched hedonism that tourists... Read More

By: Jordan Simon Little did the British passengers of the Sea Venture, shipwrecked en route to Jamestown, Virginia in 1609, imagine that the series of rocky reef-encircled Atlantic islets they washed up on would, nearly four centuries later, be synonymous with posh retreats and serenity. Resembling a vast botanical garden... Read More

By: David Appell Founded in 1911, up through the 1950s, this formerly somewhat snoozy South Florida backwater by the sea was a favorite of boaters because of its many canals and Intracoastal Waterway location and as a gateway to the Caribbean. But otherwise Fort Lauderdale remained pretty much your regular... Read More