October 7, 2010

New Travel Anthology: Wandering in Costa Rica

Twenty short stories and poems by travel writers from Costa Rica and abroad comprise a delightful new anthology of travel literature about one of the world’s favorite vacation spots.

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April 30, 2010

Playa Nicuesa

Approaching Playa Nicuesa by boat, the indigo ocean melts to aquamarine in the shallows where the forest-green canopy spills unimpeded into the sea. The lodge and guest cabins are invisible from the shore tucked into a dense jungle of ceiba and cedar, cacao and mango.

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April 28, 2010

Playa Blanca

At 8 am sharp our group headed out in our jalopy van for a bone-jarring day trip to Playa Blanca –White Beach – on Costa Rica’ central Pacific coast, a journey our host predicted would take an hour and a half. “There are closer beaches,” he told us, “but I want one that’s safe for swimming.”

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April 10, 2010

Dodging Snakes in Costa Rica

She had to mention the snakes.

“The fer-de-lance is the worst,” my friend Linda pronounced as we made plans to meet on my upcoming trip to Costa Rica.

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March 25, 2010

Coming ‘Home’ to Antigua, Guatemala

Antigua is a mile square city of restored colonial houses, cobblestones streets and historic churches, where Maya women still practice their ancient textile arts and a fervent Catholic community stages one of the of the most exuberant Lent and Holy Week celebrations in the world.

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March 15, 2010

Maya Geek Week in Antigua, Guatemala

One of our goofiest, geekiest, right-brain-iest travel pleasures is our trip each March to the Maya Meetings sponsored by the Mesoamerican Center at the University of Texas.

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March 1, 2010

My Reading List: Guatemala

Books: Antigua Guatemala: The City and Its Heritage by Elizabeth Bell. Travelers’ Tales Central America by Larry Habegger  and Natanya Pearlman, Eds. Guatemala Rainbow by Gianni Vecchiato. A stunning photographic tribute to the culture, daily life, festivals … Continued

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