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Guestroom/Nu Hotel Brooklyn in New York
Guestroom/Nu Hotel Brooklyn

Looking to fill that wedge of time between Halloween and the holidays with a getaway? You’re in luck: It happens to be a great time to nab travel deals. Here’s where you can find some for under $175 per night.  From $105: Maya Beach Hotel (Belize) While many parts of the country are... Read More

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Courtesy Le Cirque, Bellagio Las Vegas
Courtesy Le Cirque, Bellagio Las Vegas

Believe it or not, now’s the time to start making Thanksgiving plans — before airline ticket prices jump in anticipation of the holidays and resorts sell out. While New York City and Plymouth, Massachusetts are obvious choices, we’ve compiled a list of seven unexpected travel destinations where you can still... Read More

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Bungalows at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
Bungalows/Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

Have you dreamed of inserting yourself into one of those classic magazine cover shots of a swoon-worthy overwater bungalow, straddling a turquoise sea? Us too! That’s why we’ve dreamily rounded up this list of the world’s five very best overwater bungalows in Bora Bora to Belize and beyond; because if... Read More

Turtle Inn in Belize
Turtle Inn/Eric Mohl

The seven countries that make up Central America (Costa Rica, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Panama, Belize, and Guatemala) offer something for every traveler, from beaches to volcanoes to cool cities to pristine rainforest to archaeological sites. These countries are also offering a wider and wider range of hotels. To... Read More

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Las Terrazas

Life at Las Terrazas — a chic, 37-accommodation resort on Ambergris Caye, the largest island off the coast of Belize City — is intimate. We recently checked in to enjoy the upscale peace it had to offer, including beach access with lounge chairs and fruity drinks. (We highly recommend the signature Terrazas drink... Read More

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Cruise port excursions have come a long way since the olden days of basic motor coach tours to local sites. Today, they’re exciting and adventurous, and designed to immerse cruise guests into local culture. The newest excursions focus on “wow factor,” and are aimed at luring first-time cruisers while also holding the interest... Read More

Belize Beach

If you’re planning a trip to Belize, chances are you’ve already pulled up images of tucans perched in the jungle, the laid-back shores of Ambergris Caye, or maybe the view from top resorts like Francis Ford Coppola’s Turtle Inn and the luxury El Secreto, so named for its sense of... Read More

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Insider's Guide to Ambergris Caye

Just an hour’s water taxi ride from Belize City, Ambergris Caye serves as the gateway to snorkeling at the world’s second largest barrier reef and diving at the infamous Blue Hole. While on the island, enjoy delicious seafood in the fishing village of San Pedro, incredible wildlife, and more.... Read More

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Seeing Belize on a Budget

Belize has its share of trendy resorts and exclusive retreats, but you don’t have to spend a small fortune to enjoy its lush jungles, Mayan ruins, and Caribbean coastline. With a little planning, you can afford to snorkel, dive, and explore this exotic locale on any budget. ... Read More

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Great Blue Hole

If you’re an avid scuba diver or adventure junkie, you’ve probably heard of, or maybe even experienced the Great Blue Hole in the Belize Barrier Reef (an UNESCO World Heritage Site). Around 10,000 years ago, the hole’s roof collapsed to reveal the previously concealed cave below. Measuring at around 1,000... Read More

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In life, being in the right place at the right time is often due to serendipity, but in travel, it almost always is a result of good planning. To avoid crowds and inflated prices, venture out between high and low seasons when the weather is fine, destinations are still... Read More

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El Castillo Chichen Itza

Now that 12/12/12 has passed, global attention has shifted to the next big date on the calendar: December 21, 2012. The date – which marks the end of the Maya long-term calendar and, so say doomsday theorists, the end of the world – is expected to bring a surge of... Read More

Head south for an exotic getaway in Belize at a beachfront villa resort for $216 per night. This offer from Pelican Reef Villas Resort — ranked by TripAdvisor readers as the second best resort in Ambergris Caye — saves you 30 percent on rates earlier in the season. Travel is... Read More

Belize lodge discounts

Belize, one of the countries that’s part of the Mundo Maya, has been enjoying a spike in tourism this year, with travelers flocking to experience firsthand the activities leading up to the end of the Maya long count calendar. Not surprisingly, prices for hotels and airfare have surged to... Read More

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If you’re thinking of visiting Belize for a reef-meets-rainforest romantic getaway or honeymoon, there are still a few months left to make it happen before the rainy season ups the humidity (from July through October). One of Belize’s top destinations, especially for divers and snorkelers who want to explore... Read More