Central America


Panama -- adventure, nature, and The Canal. Seeing the canal has long been on our "bucket list" and we finally made it. In addition to seeing the daily workings of the canal, it was a thrill to …

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Beth and Aaron - Belize 2005 Maya Mountains and Ambergris Caye I have to admit, I am an extremely anxious traveler. I cannot put my foot on it, but I am sure it has something to do with the idea …

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November 9, 2007: A long day on the plane After a restless overnight at a Seattle airport hotel, we were up at 3am to begin the hurry and wait of modern air travel. Just a few years back, I …

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October 2007 Sarapiqui Our first set travel day started in Sarapiqui, Costa Rica. After a windy road drive through mountains and past waterfalls on the side of the road, we arrive to flatter …

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Usually independent travelers, they toured with Montana-based Adventure Life Journeys, joining seven other travelers to experience the nine-day Easter Festival and much more. Christ carries his …

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Our blue panga sped across the clear, Pacific waters toward the tiny, green island of Cano just off the south coast of Costa Rica. Each of the panga's occupants was grinning enormous smiles at the …

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Costa Rica September 7-16, 2006 Sept 7, 2006 After a long 12 hour day of traveling, I finally arrived into the San Jose airport. The building itself was very clean, and while on a smaller scale, …

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May 2007 Day 1 - Arrive Guatemala After 26 hours of being rerouted, and then flown all over the United States due to a mechanical failure in the plane, we finally made it to Guatemala at 1PM the …

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Descent to the Underworld of Chechem-Ha Story and Photos by Susan Hoffman I'm sitting cross-legged in the dirt floor in the deepest part of Chechem-Ha cave, looking at theSusan Hoffman: Pots of …

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White-water rapids and eight-hour jungle hikes may not seem very romantic. But our Costa Rica adventure revealed a magical netherworld where the air is cleaner, the greens are greener and life a …

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The sun sets behind two travelers enjoying the warm sands of a Nicaragua beach.
Nicaragua trips are becoming more and more popular among travelers for many reasons.  Affordability, beautiful beaches & cloudforests, unique accommodations, charming …
In the Mayan mountain foothills of western Belize, there lies a 300-acre private nature reserve of prime broad leaf forest that serves as home for the Pook’s Hill nature lodge. The Pook's …
The Spanish visited Panama for the first time, in 1501, when a wealthy solicitor from Triana, Rodrigo de Bastida, organized an expedition. After arriving to the Americas, Bastidas traveled …
As a meeting point in the history of the countries of Latin America, Panama is a country forged by various cultures and traditions that come together to create a unique complexity and exotic …
Panama is a narrow strip of land that connects North and South America. At several places it spans less than a hundred miles from its Atlantic coastline to its Pacific shores. Hundreds of small …
Costa Rica is a tiny country unlike any other. This Central American country, about the size of Delaware, is situated between Panama and Nicaragua, enjoys a history of peace and stability, and …
For many reasons, Belize is a wonderful place to visit. In fact, the list of positive reasons to do so is a good deal longer for this small Central American nation than for most other, comparable …