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Panama City – Urban, Historic and Rural Dimensions

Panama City – Urban, Historic and Rural Dimensions

Panama is a small nation with a capital that offers an astounding cross-section of cultural and historic experience: from the colonial legacy of its old quarter to a newly energized modern city, to the legacy and continued expansion of the …

Roatán – Ultra-Relaxed to High Energy in Honduras’s Bay Islands

Roatán – Ultra-Relaxed to High Energy in Honduras’s Bay Islands

View from Anthony’s Key toward Roatan (credit: Hal Peat)

You might feel like you have escaped to the edge of the planet, but in fact you have just reached the edge of the south Caribbean when you arrive on the …

Psychological Travel: Visiting Volcanoes

Psychological Travel: Visiting Volcanoes

Many travel experiences are limited to a single location: the Great Pyramids of Egypt, the Roman Coliseum, et cetera. Volcanoes, however, are a destination you can visit all over the world, in a voyage that is more psychological than anything …

Where to Slumber on the Maya Trail – 2012 in the Mundo Maya

Where to Slumber on the Maya Trail – 2012 in the Mundo Maya

Hacienda Uayamon Ruins

The Maya Trail cuts through Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and even a bit of El Salvador. This is not a hiking trail, but a 1,500-mile imaginary loop with no beginning or end. Really, the Maya Trail is …

Lost your luggage? Where to find replacements for what you need

Lost your luggage? Where to find replacements for what you need

We’ve all had it happen to us — you think you’ve packed everything you need for your vacation, only to discover at some point along the way that something, or several things, have been left behind. Or worse, your luggage …

Shark Diving in Costa Rica

Shark Diving in Costa Rica

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Approaching Cocos Island after a 36 hour boat ride. 

I stood on the edge of the boat peering into the water in full scuba diving gear, hoping to catch a glimpse of what I knew lay below the surface – …

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