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Have They Gone Nuts in Cuba

A couple of months ago there was a big announcement from the Cuban Tourist Authorities. Anyone who was going to Cuba would have to have medical insurance by May 1, 2010 or they would be denied entry. They also said that only approved insurance companies would be able...

Sunwing/Signature merger is big for Canada

It came out of the blue. In a cash and share exchange upstart tour operator will soon become the majority owner of Signature Vacations, the long established Canadian tour company. For this year at least it will not likely mean much to most of us who go south, but next...

Punta Cana is what Dreams are Made of

Last night we got back from Punta Cana after a long flight, which was longer than should have been because after leaving Punta Cana it picked up passengers in Puerta Plata. The wait wasn’t that long but it really extended the total flight time and we were very...

Playa Del Carmen

We returned from our first trip to Playa Del Carmen a couple of weeks ago and cannot stop talking about how much we enjoyed it. We stayed at two side by side properties, the Gran Porto Real Playa Del Carmen and the Royal Resort Playa Del Carmen. They are both owned by...