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Cartagena, Colombia: A Colonial City on the Caribbean

(photos by Rebecca Webber) Colombia isn’t on most American travelers’ short lists. But its Caribbean city of Cartagena, whose well-preserved port is a UNESCO site and firmly on the cruise-ship circuit, is becoming more and more popular — especially with a direct flight from Fort Lauderdale on Spirit Air. At the end of May, Rebecca […]

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A (Very) Quick Trip to Rio

Here's a quick and easy way to visit Rio de Janeiro: watch Ivan's four-minute video. Ivan takes you to dine at an authentic restaurant behind the fish market, on a harrowing motorcycle-taxi ride through the neighborhood of Rocinha and all the way up the mountain to the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer.

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Just Back From… Peru

(photos by Neil Roach) The astonishing diversity of sights to see in Peru — Incan ruins, Spanish colonial cities, coastal desert, snow-capped mountains, the Amazonian rain forest and more — makes it a perfect destination for those who seek an action-packed vacation. Amanda Lobell and Neil Roach, who just returned from an incredible two-week trip […]

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