Writer Athena Lucero looks at the tiny towns that make Mexico a magical place to visit and explore - towns where locals welcome tourists with open arms and make them feel at home.

On a visit to Medellín, Marc Atchison discovers this beauty is truly at art capital of Colombia.

Panama, that lovely country that straddles South and Central America, is one of the first countries in that region that's ready to welcome back Canadian tourists who can produce a negative COVID test upon arrival.

On a visit to Mexico's second largest city, writer Athena Lucero discovers Guadalajara is picture-perfect and is the chocolate capital of the country.

Nancy Wigston journey's to the stylish Punta del Este and discovers the town known as the St. Tropez of Uruguay is one of the most affluent and beautiful in Latin America.

Writer Athena Lucero takes a train to the birthplace of tequila and finds the Mexican outpost to be an intoxicating city.

Karen Asp heads to Belize's island of Ambergris Caye and discovers this to be the country's treasure island.

Nancy Wigson visits a unique museum on Montevideo that tells the story of one of the world's saddest episodes.

Contributor Karen Asp attends Mexico's lively Day of the Dead festival.

David Latt heads deep into Mexico and discovers an enchanting seaside paradise that offers travellers so much.