What country should you visit for your first trip abroad?

When someone asks me where they should go when traveling abroad for the first time, I often suggest a small handful of countries based on my own experiences. Knowing that these countries are easy to get around, have high standards of comfort and safety, and are also affordable, a few specific places often come up in conversation. However, I’m only one person, and everyone has an opinion. So, I asked a large number of travel experts the same question….

Tayrona National Park – A Great Weekend Escape from Cartagena

If I had to say there was one can’t miss spot for a weekend get away from Cartagena, it would have to be Tayrona National Park, located just north of Santa Marta. Colombia’s most well known national park, Tayrona offers beautiful scenery with the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountain range running into the Caribbean Sea and mostly unspoiled beaches.

Visiting the Chacchoben Mayan Ruins in Costa Maya, Mexico

This past December we took a cruise on the Norwegian Dawn from Tampa through the Western Caribbean. One of the ports of call was Costa Maya, Mexico, which is also known as Mahahual (the name of the actual town). This cruise port offers access to a number of interesting excursions in the southern area of the Yucatan such as snorkeling, relaxing on the nearby beaches, and of course visiting the nearby Chacchoben Mayan Ruins.

Bermuda: Things to Do and Where to Eat

While many know about Bermuda’s famous pink sand beaches, this historic island has a recipe for so much more than just a typical beach vacation. First, throw in some interesting colonial history and architecture, as Bermuda was a British colony dating from the 1600’s. Then, mix in some fascinating underwater adventures, from snorkeling and scuba diving to the world-class science and marine life museum. Next, add a dash of delicious dining experiences including world-famous chefs. Finally, blend in a variety of uniquely fashionable clothing styles at amazing shops all across the island. The finished product is what makes Bermuda special. Once you experience this island, you’ll never want to leave.

Tips to Follow when you Travel to Cuba

Traveling to new places can be an exciting experience. You get an opportunity to experience new sights and cultures and make lasting memories. However, whether it’s your first time traveling away from home or you’re a seasoned traveler, there are some travel tips you should follow to help make your experience easier and more enjoyable. When you plan to take a trip to a new place like Cuba, here are some tips to help you prepare or your trip.

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