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TRS Hotels are part of the Palladium Group of Hotels. The all-inclusive TRS brand is establishing a foothold in the Americas with the Costa Mujeres property opening in the fall of 2018 north of Cancun, the TRS Turquesa currently operating in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic and the new TRS Yucatan.  This brand represents the upscale… [Read More]

A Weekend Getaway to the Breathless Riviera Cancun Resort & Spa as Reviewed by a Travel Agent thumbnail

A long weekend in sunny Mexico was exactly what my husband and I needed. With Apple Vacations nonstop flights from Lansing to Cancun, we were able to maximize our time on our mini vacation. Just 3 hours and 10 minutes of flight time from the close and easily accessible Capital City Airport and you are… [Read More]

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Written by Rhonda Brooks. After spending four relaxing days sipping Costa Rican mojitos by the pool at the Westin Playa Conchal in Guanacaste, we were off to Arenal. The Westin arranged a private transfer for our journey to Arenal Springs Resort. The transfer took about 4.5 hours because there was a lot of construction on… [Read More]

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Written by Nikali Luke. Arrival: After landing and clearing a very loose customs we were greeted by our agent who was expecting us. We grabbed our bags and were on our way. About 3 hours of very twisty, turny, and bumpy roads with, narrow bridges and steep inclines we arrived at La Fortuna/Arenal. Our driver quickly pointed… [Read More]

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Written by Marshall Cossman. In February, 2008, my wife and I took a 10 day National Geographic eco-tour of Belize and Guatemala. It was educational, exotic, and we had 17 other tourists with us who were most interesting. From Belize City, the capital of Belize, we flew to our first camp, Golden Stream, in the middle… [Read More]

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Written by Amber Feldpausch. This past February, I was grateful to be able to escort a group of Neurologist to Costa Rica where they attended meetings in the mornings and enjoyed the beautiful scenery and activities of Costa Rica in the afternoon. Costa Rica is a growing destination. People are asking about it more and… [Read More]

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Written by Marcia Bethea. Do you ask yourself, before selecting a destination, “Just what do I want to do?” How many times is the answer… “Relax”, “Sit in the sun”, “Do something different”, or “See the reserved areas”. What ever you could imagine to do or not do (with the exception of snow and ice… [Read More]

Written by Joy Thrun. ‘Pura Vida’ is the Costa Rican equivalent of Aloha. Meaning ‘Pure Life,’ it is a greeting, a farewell and an attitude. The Costa Ricans or ‘Ticos’ are extremely knowledgeable and proud of their country. From its ecological treasures to the high standard of living and the fact that they have no… [Read More]

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A Note From Wing Dunham. Hi Joy, This is a truncated outline of our trip to Costa Rica. It was a Globus Tours and it appears they’re not offering this version anymore. Day 1: Detroit to Houston to San Jose. Customs were barely interested in us. Overnight at the Ramada. Day 2: Off to the… [Read More]


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