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The Best of Aruba

www.BellaOnline.com Aruba, part of the Dutch “ABC” islands (along with Bonaire and Curaçao), is a good choice for a summer visit to the Caribbean. Like Bonaire and Curaçao, Aruba is situated below the “hurricane belt” in the Southern Caribbean. As a result, big storms remain unlikely, although possible. Since the island receives less than 20 […]

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Munich and Bavaria: Expect the Unexpected

Physician’s Money Digest Bavaria is what you expect but also what you don’t, a combination that makes the region anchored by Munich especially interesting. Centuries-old castles, medieval villages with half-timbered houses, and rolling fields edged by snow-capped Alps remain staples, creating the spectacular scenery we expect. Yet, in places, the region blooms with an attitude […]

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The New Lifestyle Hotels

Travel Tips and Trips The new buzz in lodgings: Lifestyle hotels. In 2014, Marriott debuted 3 brands—Moxy, AC by Marriott and Edition—and IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) introduced its lifestyle offering, Even. Virgin opened its first property in Chicago this winter. Summer’s launches include Hyatt Centric. In 2016 Canopy by Hilton will open. Targeting millennials plus […]

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Sol Searching: Luxury and Adventure Await at Mexico’s Riviera Maya and Cozumel

Physician’s Money Digest From atop the cliffside Castillo (castle), Tulum’s most important building, the crashing waves and the calls of the sea birds conjure visions of this once-vital Maya seaport. Tulum is one of the treasures of the Riviera Maya, a swath of about 85 miles along Mexico’s Caribbean coast that stretches from south of […]

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How to Explore Botswana’s Okavango Delta

Physician’s Money Digest Ears twitching and snouts semi-submerged in the water, the hippos, in chorus-line formation, stare back at us as the guide maneuvers our small boat through the grass-lined channels of the flooded Okavango Delta. A young bull elephant, his reflection caught in the silvery water, cools off by arcing his trunk and spraying […]

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