Escape the Winter on These 3 Caribbean Islands Part One

Escape the Winter on These 3 Caribbean Islands Part One

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October 25, 2018

Avoiding the Caribbean clichés of steel drum bands and flocks of hair braiders working crowded beaches, Roatán, in the Caribbean Sea just off the coast of Honduras, stands alone. Rising nearly 1,000 feet above the perpetually warm waters, this tiny tropical jewel is covered with lush jungle flowing up steep hillsides, across sheer ravines, and blanketing broad valleys...

The Best of Affordable Italy: Tranquil Beaches, Cultured Cities, and Homes From $58,400 Part One

The Best of Affordable Italy: Tranquil Beaches, Cultured Cities, and Homes From $58,400 Part One

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August 24, 2018

Sipping Aperol spritz at an outdoor café while watching the high-fashion parade of the evening passaggiata unfold along marble-lined promenades…or lazing on the terrace of a centuries-old stone farmhouse as the heat haze shimmers on a vista of cypress trees and olive groves… Everyone has their own personal dream of Italy...

Colombia’s Coffee Triangle: Latin America’s Best-Value Highlands Region: Part One

Colombia’s Coffee Triangle: Latin America’s Best-Value Highlands Region: Part One

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June 22, 2018

I'm sitting in a well-landscaped, tidy city park, watching school kids run off to class, meticulously dressed businesspeople rush to work, and retirees animatedly talk to friends. I’ve just had a filling lunch of soup, salad, and grilled chicken ($2.50) and need to take a break. The sky is blue, with a few clouds. The temperature is a pleasant 75 F in the mid-dle of the day...