August 2015

August 2015

Onsite Review: Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya

There’s just something about the energy at a Hard Rock hotel. Could it be the rock n’ roll memorabilia, or the grooves and beats coming out of every (hidden) speaker? I

Checking In: Latin America

Any time is a good time for an update on new products in Latin American countries. Why? Check out these figures: Nicaragua continues to be hailed as the “new Costa Rica”; Colombia’s good notices are expanding touring beyond Cartagena and Bogota; Ecuador’s tourism numbers grew by 14 percent last year; Brazil’s by 10.6 percent; and Chile’s by 5.3 percent. Peru, meanwhile, is earning accolades for great wilderness comforts and award-winning culinary treats.

Onsite Review: Israel-A Journey of Divine Discovery

This past April, I visited Israel on an 8-day tour hosted by the Israel Ministry of Tourism. We visited Jerusalem, Tiberias, Nazareth, Acre, Haifa, and Tel Aviv.

Onsite Review: Wales

Here’s a hodge-podge of sights visitors won’t want to miss when making their way through Wales’ southern area.

Festival Time: “Step Outside the Ordinary”

“There is quite possibly no better way to truly connect with a foreign culture than to join in a local festival,” says Kirsten Louy-Nasty, CEO of Asia Transpacific Journeys.

The Battle Begins: Girls vs. Guys Getaways

Who will win the battle for the best getaway itinerary—the girls or the guys? Let the games begin.
American Cruise Lines’ American Eagle, which launched this year.

River Cruise Update

We've rounded up what's new on river cruise lines.