4 Reasons Why Nicaragua Should be Your Next Getaway

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This Post was originally published on the Absolute Travel Blog Absolute Travel’s Blaine Anderson skips a chilly NYC weekend and opts to head south to Nicaragua with her family and friends. Learn about her can’t miss hotels, the best way to start the day, and her attempt to join a local mariachi band. An Easy Hop-Skip-or-Jump from […]

Botanical Bliss in Costa Rica: Xandari

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By Maria Russo Once, I had my very own botanical garden in Costa Rica. Let me rephrase, I once stayed at Xandari , a luxury hotel in Alajuela located just 20 minutes from the San Jose International Airport, and felt like I had my own tropical paradise with all the fixings of a botanical garden, secluded […]

Nicaragua in Photos: An InstaGlimpse of its Land, Water and Volcanoes

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By Caroline King Whether you’re looking for the thrill of hiking an active volcano, surfing the waves of the Pacific Ocean, or lounging on beautiful beaches and taking in breathtaking sunsets, Nicaragua’s got you covered. This Central American country is one of the safest in the region and is a favorite destination for thrill seekers, […]

The Simple Life: Exploring the Best of Belize, From Chocolate to Caves

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By Maria Russo A tiny country with an even tinier population, Belize is one of the few places on earth where you will find undisturbed jungle, long stretches of placid beach, plenty of organic farms and a healthy handful of people who go without modern conveniences such as electricity and plumbing, yet live contently and […]

This New Yoga Retreat in Nicoya Promises a Reconnection with Nature’s Tranquility

Sanctuary at Two Rivers

BY SILVIA MORDINI Situated on manicured wilderness, with more than 300 fruit trees, and nestled between two rivers with waterfalls that flow year round, Sanctuary at Two Rivers creates the feeling of being amongst a private reserve. This new 40-acre private luxury eco-estate is exclusive for only 20 guests.  Home to countless species of flora and fauna including exotic mammals, […]

An Enlightening Farmstay Deep in the Costa Rican Rainforest

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Photo by Ray Che By Michael Cavanagh As we stepped into the cool of the jungle, the thick foliage blocking out penetrating sunlight and the outside world, our host casually picked a leaf off a tree and consumed it without missing a beat. He chewed on the impromptu snack while continuing to explain the symbiosis of the […]

In Playas del Coco, Luscious Cuisine with Local Flair has Found a Home

Citron Restaurant in Costa Rica, Local and Delicious

  By Michael Cavanagh An explosion of heat and light emanated through the kitchen window, crackling through the dense night air and delivering wafts of salient aromas. The chefs were in overdrive as the restaurant was abuzz with a flurry of activity on the late April night. It was a welcomed sight for the crew as […]

Pin It: Travel The World – Antigua, Guatemala


Travel the World: Antigua, Guatemala – This photo was taken on Arc Street in Antigua, Guatemala. The street, named after the beautiful Arc of Santa Catalina, is bursting with artisan shops, small restaurants and the colors, sights and sounds of this vibrant city.

The Best Luxury Eco-Resorts Around the World


Photo courtesy of Longitude 131°, Voyages Hotels & Resorts Eco-resorts are popping all across the globe — some more laid-back and rustic; others embracing high-end luxury. Many notable eco-resorts have made their home around some of the most raw, undisturbed places on Earth. You may think that building a resort in a pristine setting is an […]