Roberto Valenzuela

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18 amazing countries where you can stay, eat, and tour for less than you live at home

When you ask Americans why they don't travel abroad, the top reason they cite is cost.<p>But once you get on that plane to a cheaper part of the world — Southeast Asia, say, or Central America, or even, yes, Northern Europe — man do the prices drop. You won't realize how rich you are until you land in …

New Jersey: Must-See Day Hikes on the Appalachian Trail

Being from the Philly area, there is a small bit of rivalry between PA and NJ, so it kills me to admit that Jersey has been one of my favorite parts …

Hiking

Taste Beyond The Tongue

A new passport in your phone that can spare you airport wait time and headaches

Coming this month to Logan Airport, a not-quite-but-almost-secret express lane in the customs hall that will allow you to skip long lines as you come …

15 Of The Most Breathtaking Night Skies You'll Regret Not Seeing

No matter where you are on Earth, you don’t have to travel far to see one of the worlds most beautiful night skies.<p>“All you need to do to enjoy the …

Enjoying A Low Cost Of Living And Warm Climate In Santa Fe, Panama

By Linda Card, InternationalLiving.com<p>Bill and Mitzi Martain are living the retirement of their dreams. "We have a lovely new home, a beautiful farm, wonderful friends and neighbors, and each other," Mitzi says. "There's no way we could have this lifestyle and quality of life in the U.S."<p>Children …

10 Things to Do After You Book Your Disney Cruise

So you’ve booked your Disney cruise! Woohoo! After the high of booking starts to wear off and before the low of the credit card bill arrival, what’s …

'The Travel Detective' Explains How Airlines Became A 'Mafia'

Here's a quick tip from a veteran traveler for the next time you're taking a flight: When you get to the airport, disavow the departure time you see on the board. Instead, take the gate number and see what time the next flight is arriving there.<p>"Departure boards haven't told the truth since 1947. …

Compact, diverse Belize an easy gateway into Central America

Typically, toucans don't show up at breakfast unless it's on a box of Froot Loops.<p>Croaking like frogs, the four of them are eyeing my huevos rancheros from the branch of a vine-entangled tree beside the hotel balcony that also is a favorite hangout for a yard-long, lime-green iguana.<p>Ninety-three …

Central America

Visit the Top 10 Happiest Countries in the World

The most blissful places on Earth definitely are worth a trip.<p>Looking for a travel destination with great views and friendly people? Try following a cue from the 2016 World Happiness Report.<p>Every year the United Nations measures the quality of life for citizens around the world through surveys and …

20 Best All-Inclusive Resorts for Summer 2016

5 Credit Cards Every Traveler Should Consider

Not only do credit cards help you establish credit (which is totally crucial for your financial future, as long as you avoid credit fumbles), but they can actually work FOR you too by earning you major points for your spending each month. To top off the awesome factor, many credit card companies …

15 TRAVEL TIPS BEFORE YOUR TRIP TO SPAIN

After my trip to Spain in May there were several things I’m glad I did, and a few things I wish I would have known. So I’m going to share them all …

14 Google Maps tips and tricks

If you use Google Maps on your phone, a lot has changed recently -- especially so over the last few weeks. There are lots of new features that are …

The Best Travel Agents for the U.S. and Canada

These destination specialists are the go-to travel planners for trips to Canada or the United States.<p><i>The A-List is</i> Travel + Leisure<i>'s annual</i> …

Travel

The Best Travel Agents for the Caribbean

These destination specialists as the go-to agents for booking a vacation in the Caribbean.<p><i>The A-List is</i> Travel + Leisure<i>'s annual selection of the</i> …

Travel Industry

Pack it in: The essential holiday grooming guide for men

There are two types of holiday packers in this world: those who can fit all of their grooming essentials into a bag the size of a crisp packet – and me. To say I find it hard to travel light is an understatement. In the past, a Sherpa would have struggled with my skincare ‘essentials’ (age, alas, …

3 must-run routes in New York City

New York City. It can be daunting to figure what to do and where to go when visiting New York City, especially on a tight schedule, this includes …

Hiking

United Routes, The Scoop on FAs, Getting Compensated & More

<i>Each Saturday, we round up news stories that you may have missed from the week before, including several that already appeared on The Points Guy, and</i> …

A 10 year old's Top 10 things to do in New York City

The Grand Canyon at sunset<p>One of the things that we do in our family is that in addition to monthly 1 on 1 dates with our 6 kids, each kid has a 1 on …

I can feel Guatemala calling me back

WITH A CARY-ON SIZED BACKPACK containing everything I own, I took a speedboat up from Colombia to Panama. I made my way north to Costa Rica, …

The Best Travel Agents for Europe

<i>The A-List is</i> Travel + Leisure'<i>s annual selection of the world's best travel agents and destination specialists, as chosen by the editors. Rely on</i> …

European Travel

Budapest to Vienna Private Car Transfer with a Local Driver

We travel from Vienna to Salzburg with stop over in Hallstatt and St Gilgen. This allows us to save out time from travelling again from Salzburg to …

Central Europe

The Best Travel Agents for Africa and the Middle East

<i>The A-List is</i> Travel + Leisure'<i>s annual selection of the world's best travel agents and destination specialists, as chosen by the editors. Rely on</i> …

South Africa

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Etiquette Tips For Visiting Japan

Japan is known for its highly structured society, governed by an unspoken set of strict etiquette rules. This can be a little daunting for the …

The One Thing Everyone Thinking Of Retiring To Latin America Should Do

So you're thinking of retiring to Latin America, are you? Then you'd best learn some Spanish. At least a little, <i>por favor</i>. Not only will it enrich your experiences living, traveling, and interacting with people in your new home country, but it will certainly save you money and could even save your …

Long Layover? Take a Free City Tour at One of These Airports

<i>TPG Contributor Lori Zaino highlights seven airports where you can take advantage of complimentary city tours, a special perk offered by airlines for</i> …

11 Best Tips For Solo Travel

Expanding on my earlier post, why you should travel alone (at least once). <b></b>Solo travel is one of the fastest growing segments in travel for Americans. …

NYC to Eastern Europe from $149 Round-Trip!

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