Posh is the word for this island set north of the Caribbean, closer to the coast of North Carolina than to its island neighbors to the south. You’ll feel the English influence strongly here, especially in its capital city of Hamilton, home to a wealth of 19th century buildings built by colonists from England.
This quiet island in the southern Caribbean is famous for exactly one thing, diving. If you’re a diver, this is your holy grail—an island in the middle of a diverse underwater ecosystem, giving deep-sea explorers the chance to encounter more fish, plants and animals than anyplace else in the islands.
A visit to Mexico is a journey into worlds of culture, nature and contrast. With as much variety in landscapes and customs as there is in travel opportunities, this is one of a true traveler’s favorite destinations, whether for a weekend escape with friends, a romantic getaway or a family vacation.
The “Sultan of the North” and capital of the state of Nuevo Leon is a principal economic hub for Mexico, propelled by its hi-tech and industrial activity, yet provides plenty of sightseeing and adventure options for visitors, thanks to its 400-year history and prime location at the foot of the Sierra Madre Oriental mountain range.
The front door to this Tennessee-size country is Guatemala City, a cosmopolitan capital that is well-endowed with fine hotels—Real InterContinental, for one—and good restaurants—we like the traditional dishes at Kacao—excellent museums, a lively nightlife, new shopping centers and traditional markets.
Georgetown is the capital of Guyana (pronounced “guy” as in “eye”). Once called the “garden city of the Caribbean,” the country’s commercial center still enjoys a profusion of flowering trees and architecturally resembles a quaint combination of tin-roofed mining town and Victorian elegance—a legacy of its years as a former British colony and in turn the only English-speaking country on the continent.