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Costa Rican Spotlight: Tres Leches Cake Recipe

Costa Rican Spotlight: Tres Leches Cake Recipe

Costa Rican cuisine is distinct in its flavorful, yet mild, taste. Rice, beans, fresh fruits and vegetables are key players in many dishes and the culture has a high reliance on home cooking. Family gatherings and celebrations will often revolve around meals. The national dish of Costa Rica is Gallo Pinto, which translates to “spotted […]

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Travel Industry Spotlight: The Billion Dollar Startup Club

Travel Industry Spotlight: The Billion Dollar Startup Club

Last month, the Wall Street Journal published a list of startups with valuations of $1 billion or higher, titled The Billion Dollar Startup Club. The top spot was taken out by Xiaomi, a Chinese based company that’s product is considered a competitor to the Apple iPhone. Their most recent valuation took place in December last […]

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Cuban Spotlight: Cuba – One of the Most Intriguing Countries in the Caribbean

Cuban Spotlight: Cuba – One of the Most Intriguing Countries in the Caribbean

From tantalizing Cuban sandwiches to refreshing mojitos, this relaxed island is the largest in the Caribbean and offers a plethora of delicacies and history to explore. It has a fascinating colonial foundation while still maintaining a vibrant tropical vibe with its luxurious beaches and laid back island atmosphere. On the rise for international acclaim, Cuba […]

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Cuban Spotlight: Is Havana the next hotspot for Incentive Travel programs?

Cuban Spotlight: Is Havana the next hotspot for Incentive Travel programs?

Seasoned travel planners are constantly on the lookout for the latest and greatest travel hotspot for Incentive Travel destinations.  Recent years have shown that since many recipients of these programs are well travelled, the expectation has shifted from a predictable vacation itinerary to an experiential journey.  With President Obama’s announcement that the U.S. and Cuba […]

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Cuban Spotlight: Cuban Flan

Cuban Spotlight: Cuban Flan

Cuban food is truly fusion cuisine with influences from Spain, Portugal, France, Africa, the Caribbean, China and of course, Native American Taino food. Garlic, cumin, oregano and bay leaves are used along with a sauce known as sofrito that gives the Cuban food its distinct flavor. Dinner often consists of rice and beans with meat. […]

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