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Enjoy Best of Both Worlds in Bucerías

Just barely 30 minutes outside the hustle and crowds of Puerta Vallarta lies charming Bucerías, a beach town offering the best of two experiences: Traditional Mexican beach town with lots of over-ocean restaurants, a town square and cobblestone streets and a more modern, upscale district offering trendy boutiques, rental condos and a variety of cuisine…

Wine-making women of Chile

If I ask you to describe a sommelier, you’ll almost inevitably picture a man. White and middle aged, perhaps a little portly, and with a slightly intimidating air. The exact opposite of Karla Abarca, who gives a huge grin as she swirls some wine around in her glass, raises it up with her tattooed arms,…

DUI Convictions and International Travel

International travel becomes a bit more complicated when navigating with a DUI (Driving Under the Influence) conviction in your rearview mirror. DUIs, seemingly straightforward in their nature, can actually vary significantly in their impact on travel opportunities, depending on the destination and the severity of the offense. While some nations may treat a DUI as…

Understanding the State Department’s STEP Program

The U.S. Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) is a free service that can be a lifeline in case of emergencies or unexpected situations when traveling abroad. Overall, the STEP program provides the traveler with a direct connection to U.S. government support resources while abroad, helping them stay informed, prepared, and connected during…

Greek Cuisine

Greek cuisine is celebrated for its emphasis on fresh ingredients and simple preparations combining diverse elements of a bountiful Mediterranean diet. Here are some of the most popular foods of Greece:

Thai Foods

Thai cuisine is renowned for its spicy flavors, combining sweet, sour, salty, and seafood elements characterized with a focus on balancing the different flavors to create dishes that are complex. Here are some of the most beloved foods of Thailand:

Foods of Mexico

Mexican cuisine is known for its depth of flavor, with a foundation in corn, beans, and chili peppers, enhanced by a vast array of herbs, spices, and fresh ingredients. From street food to sophisticated dishes, Mexican cuisine is rich and diverse. Here are some of the most popular foods of Mexico, celebrated for their flavors,…

Foods of Chile

Chile offers a diverse culinary landscape influenced by its geography and its combination of Italian and Spanish cultural heritage. Incorporating indigenous ingredients and these Mediterranean influences, Chile provides a unique and diverse gastronomic experience.

Bolshy Barcelona

Thirteen minutes—that’s all it took to arrive in Barcelona and encounter one of its greatest claims to fame—the slickest pickpockets in Europe. If you’re going to hit, best get hit by a professional, I always say. And they’re at their slickest and quickest on the underground trains at Barcelona Sants railway station. Barcelona treats its…

How (Not) to Visit America’s National Parks in the Summer

The best way to see the National Parks during the busy summer tourist season is simply not to do it. Stay home. Come back in the fall, when there are fewer visitors and lower temperatures. But if summer travel is your only option, as it was for my husband and me, follow these tips to…
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