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Puerto Rico's Symbolic Power

Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D. | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics
Maritza Stanchich, Ph.D.

Given Puerto Rico's heightened media visibility, no doubt the world now has its eyes on how the United States will respond to the needs of the island, one of the last colonies in the world.

The 10 Prettiest Open-Air Hotel Rooms In The World

Oyster | Posted 07.29.2015 | Travel
Oyster

It can be particularly nice to find a hotel where open-air rooms benefit from the breeze as well so you can enjoy it around the clock. Numerous hotels have rooms with an al fresco leaning, but here are the 10 prettiest we've ever seen.

Crossing 'The Pond' to Europe? For Once, Make it Real

Peter Mandel | Posted 07.27.2015 | Travel
Peter Mandel

For a second, ours was a ship of intrepid travelers, of those who kept on going where they needed to go. Some made heroic thrusts of outstretched hands to stay in balance. Some held on to chairs or stools at the bar.

All-Inclusive Resorts in the Caribbean for Foodies

MiniTime | Posted 07.27.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

All-inclusive resorts are a great fool-proof way of taking the hassle out of your family vacation. Less planning is needed - no extra costs, no extra budget, no headaches, more time for you and the kids to get some R&R.

Finding Maya Culture Near Cancún

Kerri Allen | Posted 07.20.2015 | Travel
Kerri Allen

Deep in the jungles of contemporary Quintana Roo, the Maya still live in small communities, often only speaking Maya, and practicing some of the ancient rituals that Xcaret preserves.

The Taste of Travel

Tristan Welch | Posted 07.15.2015 | Taste
Tristan Welch

As a chef, I always make a point to visit local markets whenever I travel - memories are made through tastes and smells and where better to experience...

10 Places Where Miami is a True Melting Pot

Suzan McDowell | Posted 07.10.2015 | Small Business
Suzan McDowell

Miami is touted as the city of the future because practically every race, culture, country, nationality, sexual orientation, creed and scam artist are...

A Guide to 10 Wacky Weddings in Mexico

Bob Schulman | Posted 07.10.2015 | Travel
Bob Schulman

Looking for a place a little, er, unconventional to tie the knot? How about on top of a 2,000-year-old Maya pyramid? Or maybe in a church named after 11,000 virgins? Or on a beach where old-time movie stars used to whoop it up? If ideas like these ring a bell, consider these 10 spots south of the border.

Visiting the Caribbean on the Cheap: The Top 8 Budget Tips

Hipmunk | Posted 07.07.2015 | Travel
Hipmunk

Think of the Caribbean: palm trees, white sand, and crystal waters probably come to mind. While it's often considered a dream destination, jetting off to an island paradise can quickly get pricey.

One Of The World's Most Appealing Escape-It-All Retirement Spots

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.30.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Regardless of where they've come from, the people who find their way to Belize live in the present, remain optimistic about the future, and bask in the sunshine and freedom of one of the world's quirkiest nations.

Breaking: Brand New Flights to the Caribbean (and the Prices are Sick)

Hopper.com | Posted 06.25.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

Low-cost airline Norwegian Air announced today that it's heading to the French Caribbean this winter. Beginning in December, the airline will launch winter flights from three cities (New York City, Boston and Baltimore) to the Caribbean islands of Guadeloupe and Martinique.

Step out of Your Comfort Zone at Club Med CREACTIVE

Michelle Rae Uy | Posted 06.24.2015 | Travel
Michelle Rae Uy

From afar, it looks like your usual kids' playground, what with its vibrant, fun design and printed words on the walls and on pathways aimed to inspire and motivate.

Strong Dollar Makes This Colonial Caribbean Haven A Bargain

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.24.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

Founded by the Spanish in 1533, Cartagena grew quickly to become a thriving seaport. At one time it was second only to Mexico City in commercial importance in the Western Hemisphere. Today Colombia's best-known city on the Caribbean is also an appealing coastal retirement option.

The Cayman Islands

Black Tomato | Posted 06.19.2015 | Travel
Black Tomato

Here is our guide to the different island experiences that await you -- a guide to discovering the Cayman Islands three ways.

A Human Rights Crisis in the Dominican Republic

Jonathan DiMaio | Posted 06.18.2015 | Latino Voices
Jonathan DiMaio

Until Dominicans, the Dominican diaspora, and the international community can focus on how to empower marginalized communities to advocate for necessary changes, Dominicans of Haitian descent will continue to be marginalized and denied rights like education, due process, and citizenship.

Ocho Rios, Jamaica: Sun and Adventure

Dwight Brown | Posted 06.18.2015 | Travel
Dwight Brown

The hilly town of Ocho Rios sits on the north coast of Jamaica, at the base of the St. Ann Mountains. The former fishing village, now a tourist destination, is as noted for its resorts and beaches as its mountainous terrain and natural wonders.

5 Great Reasons You Should Retire In The Dominican Republic

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.16.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

With a stable government and a steady economy, the Dominican Republic is ripe and ready for expats, retirees, and investors looking for a safe and affordable option in the Caribbean. What makes the DR so attractive right now? I put it down to these five things.

The EU-CELAC "Partnership" Fails Coffee Test

Fernando Morales-de la Cruz | Posted 06.11.2015 | World
Fernando Morales-de la Cruz

The European Union hosts the EU CELAC "Partnership" Summit in Brussels on June 10th and 11th. It brings together Presidents, Prime Ministers and Foreign Ministers of 61 countries and the EU institutions, that is the 28 members of the EU and 33 nations from CELAC - Community of Latin American and Caribbean States-.

5 Hidden Caribbean Islands That Are Perfect for Families

MiniTime | Posted 06.10.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

For families looking for a quiet escape, we've tracked down some family-friendly resorts in the Caribbean for the best escapes under the sun. Check out these hidden gems for vacations that are guaranteed to take you away from it all.

Latin America and the EU: Natural Partners

Federica Mogherini | Posted 06.10.2015 | Impact
Federica Mogherini

To succeed, we need to reach out and involve all sectors and levels of our societies in our common endeavour to broaden and strengthen the web of relations between us. This is what we are aiming for at the Brussels EU-CELAC Summit, and for the five years to come.

Just Got Back: Should You Go to Cuba Now -- or Wait?

Lea Lane | Posted 06.08.2015 | Travel
Lea Lane

This isolated post-communist country with a throbbing heart may be only a 45-minute flight away from Miami airport, but right now for Americans it's hard to find a more alluring, politically different destination anywhere in the world.

10 Crazy Expensive Hotels With Rates That Will Blow Your Mind

Oyster | Posted 06.04.2015 | Travel
Oyster

Last week, we gave you the low down on just how low hotel rates can go. And we pleasantly discovered they can get quite low; all 10 properties that made our "cheapest hotels" list cost $22/night or less!

7 Secrets to Saving On a Caribbean Vacation

Hopper.com | Posted 06.03.2015 | Travel
Hopper.com

Sugar-soft beaches doused in sunlight. Towering palms that sway in the sea breeze. Perhaps a pina colada -- or two, or three -- as you lounge by the hotel pool. If this sounds like the vacation you're after, then the Caribbean is your soon-to-be spot in the sun.

Top 9 Places To Retire Overseas So The Grandkids Will Visit

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 05.29.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

One of the biggest downsides to retiring overseas can be the distance it can put between you and your grandkids. If this is a concern, consider choosing your retire overseas destination accordingly. That is, pick a place to relocate in retirement that'd appeal to your grandkids, as well.

4 Reasons Jamaica Is the Best Caribbean Escape for Summer

MiniTime | Posted 05.22.2015 | Travel
MiniTime

Here are even more reasons for you to stop putting off your Jamaican vacation and scratch it off your family bucket list this summer.