August 2009

August 2009

A Time for Taiwan

Earlier this year, Taiwan President Ma Ying-Jeou declared it to be Taiwan Tourism Year 2009 and pledged $891.7 million to boost development...

Puglia, Italy

Italy is always on top of the popularity charts in Recommend’s “Readers’ Choice Awards” for Europe’s best selling destination. Yet we wonder

Edinburgh Lets its Hair Down

It is as frisky as it is traditional, with a hint of the supernatural. Everywhere you turn in Edinburgh, you’ll get told a story about ghosts or villains

Discover Vacation Homes

Besides a great destination, comfortable and contemporary accommodations are key ingredients in the formula for a perfect vacation experience

Palms Place, Las Vegas

The swank new 599-unit Palms Place condohotel tower that opened last spring next to the Palms Las Vegas, might have been considered

Dubai Dreams in the Sand

Looking more, at times, like a film set dreamed up by Stephen Spielberg or George Lucas than a modern city on the sands of the Persian Gulf

Ritz-Carlton Golf & Spa Resort, Rose Hall, Jamaica

Many hotel chains struggle with integrating their standards of service with an authentic feel of the destination. For luxury properties, showcasing

Iberostar Rose Hall Resorts, Jamaica

As Spain’s empire of all-inclusive hotels continues to grow along the shores of Jamaica, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts may seem like just another

The Reserve at Paradisus Palma Real Resort

On the east coast of the Dominican Republic, the Punta Cana corridor has become a juggernaut for FIT and group travel due to the massive

A Taste of Belize

The Cayo District embraces some 2,000 sq. miles of rain and cloud forests and in and around San Ignacio—particularly in the Mountain Pine

A Taste of Costa Rica

The majestic Arenal Volcano, with its perfect cone, is the largest and most active volcano in Meso-America, as well as the centerpiece of the

A Taste of El Salvador

Everyone’s favorite getaway is Suchitoto, a lovely town of colonial buildings and cobblestone streets, located 30 miles north of San Salvador

A Taste of Guatemala

Located 30 miles from Guatemala City, Antigua is a picture-perfect colonial city, full of 17th and 18th century cathedrals, convents and residences

A Taste of Honduras

In addition to direct international flights and cruise ships landing on the island of Roatan, daily air service links the international airport at San

A Taste of Nicaragua

Almost every visitor to Nicaragua puts Granada at the top of their favorites list in Nicaragua. In its Central Plaza, colorful horse-drawn carriages

A Taste of Panama

The main gateway to the rest of the country is Panama City, a waterside capital full of good hotels and restaurants, nightclubs and nonstop