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Panama: Living on Island Time

Panama Islands

When compared to the rest of Central America, Panama has a decidedly modern and fast-paced feel. There’s skyscrapers, nightclubs, fine-dining restaurants, and cosmopolitan beaches of Panama City … and, oh yeah, something about a massive canal called “the heart valve of world commerce”. Breakaway from the hubbub, however, and Panamanian life slows down to a […]

Friday, January 24th, 2020


Peninsula Papagayo Costa Rica: A World Apart

Beaches of Papagayo Costa Rica

A jungle adventure doesn’t have to mean “roughing it.” And a luxury vacation can still be friendly to the environment. Those two truisms sum up Costa Rica’s Peninsula Papagayo. Tucked off the beaten path on the north end of the Costa Rican Pacific coast, Peninsula Papagayo hosts a priceless ecosystem—one of the last dry tropical […]

Monday, December 23rd, 2019


Costa Rica: The World’s First Carbon Neutral Country

Travel to Costa Rica Carbon Neutral

Visitors fall in love with Costa Rica for many reasons. President, and former journalist, Carlos Alvarado gave concerned nature lovers one more — an ambitious plan to make the entire country carbon-neutral by 2021. These days the nation stands out as a biodiversity and climate action leader. There is no better place in the world than […]

Monday, December 9th, 2019


Mayan Temples and Mystic Caves of Belize

Mayan Cave Adventures in Belize

Belize measures time not in decades, not in centuries, but in millennia or even millions of years. There is no better place to immerse yourselves in the sands of time, layers upon layers of archeological and geological history. The superstars of Belizean human history are the Maya. The relics left behind by this sophisticated civilization […]

Thursday, October 31st, 2019


6 Travel Tips for a Flawless Central America Honeymoon

Central America Honeymoon

Central America is a honeymooner’s dream. The balmy perpetual summer of honeymoon destinations like Costa Rica, Belize, Panama, Nicaragua, and Honduras just ooze with eternal romance. Here you can spend one day feeling the luscious sand between your toes as you lounge with a tropical drink in hand, watching the sunrise over a sparkling turquoise […]

Friday, October 4th, 2019


Lisbon is Always Smiling

Lisbon Castle Walls

What is it that makes a vacation destination tick all the check boxes? Aside from fair weather, when you come down to it so much depends on the people, the culture, and the beauty of the natural and made environment. Add a few conveniences and luxuries and you have the makings of a vacation or […]

Thursday, September 19th, 2019


Travel to Panama – A Magical Bridge Between Worlds

Panama old and new

The magical nation of Panama sits at many crossroads – between Central and South America; the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean; unspoiled nature and glassy modern cities;  relaxed traditional life and cosmopolitan hustle.   From the ecotourist to the “chic”-otourist, there’s something to surprise and delight everyone in the endless summer that envelops Panama – […]

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019


My Heart Belongs in Monteverde

Monteverde

If I was limited to one destination for the rest of my life, my heart would choose Monteverde, Costa Rica. There’s just nothing else quite like it. As popular as it has become, nothing prepares you for the communion with nature, the face-to-face encounters with wildlife, the boutique agriculture, the charms of upscale small-town living, […]

Monday, August 12th, 2019



12 Reasons Why You Should Use a Travel Agent

Why you should use a travel agent instead of DIY

When airlines and hotels introduced online booking, travel agents were expected to go the way of the milkman. However, as technology and the global economy makes the world smaller and smaller, the role of the travel agent has never been more robust. We’ll touch on many of the ways a travel agent can provide you […]

Thursday, July 18th, 2019