August 2013

A bird's-eye view of Bogota from Monserrate.

Posted on August 2nd, 2013

Bogota, Colombia

This past spring, Recommend was whisked away on a whirlwind tour of Bogota, Colombia. Although we wished we could’ve spent more time in this South American hotspot, during the short time we were there, Bogota managed to enthrall and enrapture our senses with its culture, museums, pre- and post-Columbian architecture, and its world-class local and international cuisine.


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One of the two main pools at the Hrad Rock Hotel Vallarta.

Posted on August 2nd, 2013

Rockin It In Vallarta

When rocker Eric Clapton donated a Fender Lead II guitar to mark his favorite seat at London’s Hard Rock Cafe in 1979, he did more than permanently reserve his perch at the quirky American diner.


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The resort offers expansive views of the natural surroundings.

Posted on August 2nd, 2013

The Softer Side of Baja

Villa del Palmar brings luxury to a mellow Mexican gem.


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The not-to-be-missed Stingray City.

Posted on August 2nd, 2013

A Non-Diver’s Guide to the Westin Grand Cayman

Your clients like scuba diving and have an income north of middle class? Easy.


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Grand Case Beach Club in St. Martin offers a laid-back vibe.

Posted on August 2nd, 2013

A Tale of Two Cultures

St. Martin/St. Maarten packs a cultural punch. On the north side, this dual-heritage, 37-sq.-mile island associates itself with the French West Indies, while the southern portion, St. Maarten, is part of the Netherlands Antilles.


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Beachside at the Aruba Marriott Resort and Stellaris Casino.

Posted on August 2nd, 2013

Aruba Marriott Resort

My first visit to Aruba was on a FAM trip in the early 1980s.


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