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What do you think stars carry in their suitcase?

A script, perfume, a tablet…Tell us what you think stars pack in their suitcase and win a fantastic suitcase Samsonite.   How to play: 1-      You have to follow  Iberostar_eng on twitter 2-      Send tweets with the things you think a star will pack in their suitcase. You will have to add the Hash tag  #starsuitcase 3-     Ask your friends and users to to retweet your tweet.   User with the most re-tweets wins a fantastic suitcase Samsonite. Good Luck! Contest Rules

The Search for Paradise

We gave away trips to  Paradise! Many tried but only the quickest won! We want to congratulate the winners that found Paradise! Casey Kurth, Christopher Munson, Karina Tsymbal, Leonor Blaya Martinez & Ashley Thomas ! We hope you’ll tell us all about your trip! And the rest of you, don’t despair, guys. Stay tuned, because we’ve got a lot more great contests coming soon!

Jamaican Me Married: Destination Weddings in Style at Iberostar Rose Hall Suites

I first started covering destination weddings more than a decade ago while working for Arthur Frommer’s Budget Travel. Why budget travel? Because given the ballooning costs of holding a nice knot-tying even in your backyard, resort weddings can be surprisingly affordable, both allowing couples to better control costs as well as enjoy a luxurious experience (with or without guests) in a beautiful tropical setting. Jamaica’s an especially popular place these days for couples to combine getting hitched with a great tropical honeymoon, and while many resorts offer destination weddings, I found that the elegant Rose Hall Suites near Montego Bay goes the extra mile to…

Vanilla Flan (Vanilla Custard)

“Flan” is the Spanish name for vanilla egg custard, topped with caramel sauce. Flan makes a great finish to any meal because even though it is sweet, it is a light dessert.   Ingredients for 4: 2.5 cups of milk  100 g of sugar  4 eggs 2 vanilla beans  Caramel Ingredients  150 g of sugar 1/4 tsp. of water Directions: Put a heavy skillet or saucepan over medium heat. Add the sugar. With a wooden spoon, keep the sugar moving constantly in skillet until sugar is completely melted, and of a rich medium brown color (caramelized). Pour the caramel into dish. …

PIÑA COLADA

The piña colada Cocktail was a drink created in San Juan Puerto Rico.  Piña colada is the official drink of Puerto Rico. It’s a sweet, rum-based cocktail made with rum, coconut cream, and pineapple juice, usually served either blended or shaken with ice.   The secret is to choose the best ingredients to have a great refreshing drink. Ingredients 8 people 1 liter (4 cups) of fresh pineapple juice 250 ml coconut cream (Rum) Ice Rum (Optional)  Optional: Add a few drops of vanilla.  Preparation: Put the ice, pineapple juice, coconut cream, and the white or dark rum into a…

Los Bandoleros: Vin Diesel in the Dominican Republic

Short movies Those of a certain age might remember when a trip to the cinema usually involved two movies: the one you’d paid to go and see and a short film, usually no more than 15 minutes, that was quite likely a director’s first attempt at getting noticed by a wider audience. Those days are long gone, but look closely and you will find the occasional short film still being produced, often being added as a bonus on a DVD and telling a back-story to the main feature. Fast and Furious One such example is the 20 minute movie Los…

The Pirate’s Daughter: Errol Flynn’s Jamaican Love Affair

In Like Flynn It’s not easy to create a work of fiction and drop into it a character who was not only real, but so well known that many critics claim a first-hand knowledge of the personality of his character. Yet when Margaret Cezair-Thompson wrote The Pirate’s Daughter and told the story of Errol Flynn and his time in Jamaica, she took on precisely this challenge. That the reviews of her book are generally positive is perhaps the highest compliment of her success. The Pirate’s Daughter starts with Flynn shipwrecked on his ship Zaca and arriving on a Jamaican beach near…

Wedding Bells for Jennifer Aniston in Mexico

Rumour has it that Jennifer Aniston, the star of “Friends” and her boyfriend, Justin Theroux plan to get married soon in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. “Jennifer goes to Cabo very year. She thinks that is the ideal place for her wedding,” shares one of her close friends, according to hotonline.net. “Jen loves the idea of just taking of to Cabo and getting married in a sundress barefoot on the beach,” the insider explains. It’s undeniable that even Jennifer has fallen for the charms of Cabo San Lucas. And she’s not the only one – George Clooney was recently seen vacationing…

Kate Moss Honeymoons in Greece

After a lavish three-day wedding in England last July, world-famous supermodel Kate Moss and  new husband, Kills rocker, Jamie Hince went on a whirlwind honeymoon through the Mediterranean. Onboard a luxury super-yacht, they sailed through Portofino, Italy; Saint Tropez, France; and  docked close to the Greek island, Kefalonia. Rumor has it that Kate even talked to a real estate agent about possibly buying a summer house on the island. Kate and Jamie are clearly not the only celebrities drawn to Greece – the country has attracted a whole series of world-famous stars: David and Victoria Beckham vacationed at Costa Navarino with…

Salma Hayek and Her Mexico

Vivacious, sexy and multi-talented – Salma Hayek is not just one of the biggest names in Hollywood these days but possibly one of the most famous Mexican celebrities of all time. Born in the oil town of Coatzacoalcos, Mexico, Salma had always wanted to be an actress, especially after watching movies in local cinemas. From Local Actress to Hollywood Star The Mexican actress became a star in her home country when she landed a leading role in the successful soap opera, “Teresa”. In 1991, she left the show and her native Mexico for opportunities in Los Angeles. For years she…