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Cartagena, Colombia Travel Guide

BY : Diane Sukiennik & Michael Reiss | 2012

The historic port city of Cartagena, Colombia is full of luxury hotels, architectural charms, pulsating nightlife and gourmet dining. This UNESCO world heritage site can be easily explored by foot, horse drawn carriage, or an eco-friendly bicycle...

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Interview With Chef Rafael Piqueras of Peruvian Fusion Maras Restaurante

BY : Janice Nieder | 2012

It's little wonder that when Westin built a luxurious, 30-story, sparkling steel and glass hotel in Lima last year (now Peru’s tallest building) at the cost of $130,000,000, they searched for a top chef whose talents would not be dwarfed by this...

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Where to Stay in Downtown Cuzco, Peru

BY : JustLuxe Team | 2012

The beautiful Palacio Nazarenas is nestled in downtown Cuzco, Peru. The city's subtropical weather, which is rarely wet, with the exception of the months between November and March, allow visitors a stay filled with warm, sunny days and cool...

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Palacio Nazarenas Offers Guests Luxury Accommodations in Peru

BY : JustLuxe Team | 2012

Palacio Nazarenas is located in the heart of downtown Cuzco, Peru, and the luxury hotel strives to take advantage of its unique surroundings. Guests are situated between the city's central square, the Plaza de Armas, and the lively neighborhood of...

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Rio de Janeiro Named World's Most Expensive Hotel City

BY : JustLuxe Team | 2012

It might come as a surprise to some, but Rio de Janerio was just named the world’s most expensive major city for a hotel stay, according to a new study done by travel booking site Hotel Reservation Service (HRS). From January through March of...

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Sofitel Hotel in Colombia Offers Elegant, Old World Vacation Experience

BY : Julie Hatfield | 2012

What is more elegant than a convent that has been restored to contemporary beauty? The Sofitel Santa Clara Hotel's center courtyard was probably once a place for prostrating oneself on the stone floor in preparation for prayer or admission into the...

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The Vines Resort and Spa to Open in Argentina's Wine Country

BY : Jared Paul Stern | 2011

The team behind Recuerdo Wines, part of the Bespoke Collection portfolio of artisanal brands and experiences, is planning to open the The Vines Resort and Spa in Mendoza, Argentina late this year. The resort will encompass a wine lodge and 22...

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Campos do Jordao | The Swiss Alpine Village with a Brazilian Twist

BY : Carrie Coolidge | 2011

There is nothing quite like it anywhere else in the world. Campos do Jordao, located in the state of Sao Paulo, is known as the Brazilian Switzerland for good reason. A recent visit there revealed a unique Swiss alpine-type experience albeit with a...

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Santiago Sommelier | A Week of Wine in Western Chile

BY : Eric Rosen | 2011

Chile boasts a wine industry that dates back to the 1550s when Spaniards first planted grapes there. The country contains 14 major wine regions that produce and export varietals we all know such as Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as more...

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Sao Paulo

BY : Word Travels | 2010

Originally a mission station set up in 1554 by Jesuit priests on the banks of the Rio Tiete, the city of Sao Paulo is today an awesome megalopolis, the industrial and commercial powerhouse of Brazil. The city grew wealthy on coffee cultivation in...

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Santiago

BY : Word Travels | 2010

The towering Andes provide an awesome backdrop for the sprawling metropolis of Santiago. The population of this flat urban stage that spreads out from a compact city centre numbers more than five million. Despite this, a small town atmosphere...

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Rio de Janeiro

BY : Word Travels | 2010

Mention Rio to anyone and immediately the name evokes images of sultry street parades, the Sugarloaf Mountain cable car, the Christ the Redeemer statue atop Corcovado mountain, and the 'itsy-bitsy teeny weeny' bikinis on the beach at Ipanema. The...

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