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Costa Rica: The Cure for Boredom

Pristine waterfalls, myriad geysers, natural swimming holes, bubbling mud pots, fumaroles, rejuvenating thermal hot springs, hiking, horseback riding, orchids, bird-watching, a canopy zip line, white-water rafting, and a quarter-mile waterslide…a visit to Hacienda Guachipelin in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, is anything but boring. The Hacienda is located at the foot of Rincón de la Vieja (“Old […]

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Tikal: Most Majestic of the Mayans Ruins

I love exploring ancient civilizations. It takes a lot to impress me. I’ve seen the Aztec pyramids of Teotihuacan in Mexico City; I’ve seen the Egyptian pyramids at Giza and the ruins of Karnak and Luxor; I’ve seen the Athens Acropolis, Roman Colosseum and Stonehenge in England; I’ve seen numerous Mexican Mayan ruins, including Chichen […]

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Happy 100th Anniversary: Panama Canal Cruise

The Panama Canal is considered by many to be the greatest engineering feat of the last century and the perfect example of human initiative and courage.   So what better time to explore this technological wonder than during the year of its 100th Anniversary? History The project took ten years to finish and cost a great […]

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Taking the Plunge: Cave Tubing Belize

Grab your tube and water shoes and get ready for a true wet ’n’ wild adventure — a journey that starts with a mostly uphill jungle trek hauling your own professional-grade inflatable tube and includes fording a portion of the beautiful, green Caves Branch River. The vigorous hike through the untainted rainforest followed by an […]

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Costa Rica’s Hidden Beach

Just six miles south of the popular tourist beach town of Tamarindo in Costa Rica, is a pristine beach loved by locals…and the tourists who can find it. Playa Avellanas is an oasis at the end of a long warren of dusty, bumpy dirt roads.  There are no souvenir shops here, no high rise hotels, […]

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Belize Diving: Great for Beginners

The graceful beauty of stingrays, multi-colored tropical fish, swaying sea grass and coral, dawdling giant sea turtles, and yes, even the sand-papery skin of nurse sharks are part of the Belize diving.  Whether you do it once a day, once a year, or once in a lifetime… just do it! No Experience Necessary Belize dive […]

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