Central America

5 Must-See Locations in Northern Costa Rica

by Guest Contributor on October 9, 2019

Red-eyed tree frog (Agalychnis callidryas) in a forest near Tortuguero, Costa Rica

Tall green grass in stark contrast with the blackened slope of Arenal Volcano, Costa Rica. Costa Rica has been an extremely popular tourist destination for a long time. It’s full of stunning forests, beautiful coastlines, all kinds of amazing creatures and has a peaceful and lovely culture. Traveling around Costa Rica is a fun and […]


Animal Tourism: Endangered Species in Latin America

by Mary Jo Manzanares on March 28, 2016

The natural beauty of Latin America is rife with exotic species that are as much of a part of the inspiration for tourism as the regions in which they reside. But the sad truth is that many are on the path to extinction. I’m sure you’d agree that it’s important we not only see these […]

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Valentine Suggestions from The Travelers Way

by Mary Jo Manzanares on February 14, 2013

We’re sending out the very best in Valentine wishes to our readers. And since we know some of you may be looking for romantic travel ideas, we have some of those to share with you as well. Now, it’s too late to pull any of these off today, but you can find a card and […]


Panama: Gambling, Indigenous People and a Canal

by Mary Jo Manzanares on December 7, 2011

Kuna dwelling in San Blas islands, Panama

Separating North and South America is the country of Panama, a strip of land  bordered by Costa Rica and Columbia, and a canal, connecting the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean.  Most people in the country live in either Panama City or Colon, on each side of the canal, with the remainder of the country […]


Belize Celebrates Mayan 2012

by Rita Cook on October 28, 2011

The big buzz for the past year or so has been the year 2012 and what it means.  A special date to many people and the theme of countless books and articles the date December 21, 2012 also known as the winter solstice particularly holds interest.  After all, that is when the ancient Mayan calendar […]


Hot Springs Hideaway in Costa Rica

by Jessica Colley on October 12, 2011

Travelers can choose from a long list of appealing reasons to travel to Costa Rica. Some will be drawn by the picture-perfect beaches while others will want to immerse themselves in outdoor adventure activities. While I was intrigued by the beaches, there was one place up in the mountains that had seized my attention: The […]