Published on May 1st, 2012 | by Mark Chesnut


VIDEO: Cartagena Beyond the Headlines, Puerto Vallarta for Families

The Hotel Charleston Cartegena is one of the many beautiful boutique hotels in Colombia’s tourism hotspot.


Cartagena has made a lot of news lately — but not for the usual reasons. The scandal created by the U.S. Secret Service after they, ahem, interacted with prostitutes at a popular Cartagena hotel — the Hotel Caribe — drew attention to Colombia’s most popular international tourism destination, but for the wrong reasons. 

In this new VIDEO — the first installment in LatinFlyer’s new Latin America Travel Update — I address the reasons  why Cartagena should be on your travel itinerary (and no, prostitutes do not appear on the list of reasons). 

In addition, I answer a question from a LatinFlyer follower about whether Puerto Vallarta, Mexico is good for family vacations. I encourage anyone with a Latin America travel question — or tips and recommendations to share — to please contact me, so I can address your concerns and ideas in future Latin America Travel Updates. 

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The founder and editor of, Mark has more than 15 years of experience as a writer, editor and manager. He's worked with some of the biggest consumer, in-flight and travel trade publishers that cover Latin America.

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