November 2013

November 2013

The Greening of the Caribbean

Is green the new black?

Merida, Gateway to the Yucatan Experience

Known as The White City for its white limestone architecture, Merida rose from ground where the Maya city of T’ho once stood and is considered the gateway to all routes that lead to the Mayan World.

Nicaragua Now!

Nicaragua’s time has come.

Las Vegas Embraces the Future

With visitor numbers on the uptick, a repeat visitor rate of 84 percent, and more than $6 billion in projects under way in Las Vegas—from the Strip to Downtown—this sleepless city, embraced by stunning high desert scenery, continues “to deliver on expectations of visitors and provides a new and different experience for every visit,” says Art Jimenez, sr. director of leisure sales for the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA).

Tasmania, A Devilish Destination

Tasmania, the island long thought of as Australia’s gawky little sister, is rapidly making headway into becoming the destination of choice for those who want to experience a place that beckons with an atmosphere of remoteness.

Zimbabwe, Southern Africa’s Comeback Kid

After a decade of political ruin and economic disaster, there is lots of good news coming out of Zimbabwe.

Georgia Off the Radar

It was just after a scrumptious lunch of trout, fresh tomato and cucumber salad, Georgian cheese and bread, boiled and seasoned potatoes, and ajapsandali (an eggplant dish with bell peppers, tomatoes, garlic and spices) at Valodia’s Cottage in the Samtskhe-Javakheti region of Georgia when travel agent Elizabeth Koon from Coronado, CA, exclaimed, “You know, Georgia is the new frontier for the sophisticated traveler!”