UnBELIZEable…Reef Time!

Belize can be a jungle and reef adventure, and my trip was a 9 day extravaganza of both. I have divided my blog recaps between Jungle - click here - and reef...read on below. If doing just the beach, Belize can be a long, lazy weekend jaunt. The Belize Barrier Reef is a 300 kilometers …

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You Better Belize It! …Jungle Love

Belize is a gem in the rough! Talk about a country that has so much to offer but is so under-discovered. My family and I cave-tubed, zip-lined, puddle-jumped, road-transferred, kayaked, hiked, horse-backed, golf-carted, biked, jogged, paddle-boarded, motor-boated, parasailed, snorkeled, and hamocked our way from the jungle to the Caribbean. Belize borders Guatemala and Mexico, and …

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Las Catalinas: Costa Rica’s Great New Little Town

Who doesn't love an easy escape on a non-stop flight to a little piece of beach paradise yet without giving up any of the  comforts of home?  Las Catalinas is just the answer with wonderfully built and tastefully designed homes of all sizes, complete with it's very own Main Street, a beach club, a toes-in-the-sand …

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Costa Rica – More PURA VIDA than ever! Just need to know where to look!

Join me on a journey to the more remote and special Costa Rica! I lived in Costa Rica as a youngster in the 1970's, my daughter took her first steps at Four Seasons Costa Rica, and I have returned many times on my own and with my family to this country that I adore. On …

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A Costa Rican Ranch Holiday: Something special in Perez Zeledon

Sometimes you find a place that you realize is immediately extra-ordinary and this is exactly what I discovered at Hacienda Alta Gracia in the authentic and beautiful highlands of Perez Zeledon in Southern Costa Rica. A former working ranch and dream project of a very successful agricultural family, the newly opened Alta Gracia is managed …

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Magical Mukul Resort in NICARAGUA

One of my favorite things to do is to arrive to a magical place under the dark of night, not quite sure where you are going but most especially what you will see in the morning when you open your eyes! (I arrived years ago into the Maldives at 2 am after 24 hours of traveling …

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Nicaragua – Jicaro, An Island Eco-Lodge on Lake Nicaragua

The special island Eco-Lodge on Lake Nicaragua, Jicaro. We landed in small and easily forgettable Managua, Nicaragua – the capital of a country with such a tumultuous political past.  We were immediately met by our driver before stopping at the local “pulperia” to provision some cold beers, cokes and snacks for the hour drive south towards …

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