Villa Blanca Cloud Forest Hotel

“Villablanca Cloud Forest because it has so many onsite activities to choose from!” Located in Costa Rica, just one hour from the San Jose Airport, in the province of Alajuela, you will discover Villablanca Cloud Forest Hotel and Los Angeles Cloud Forest Biological Reserve. The Villablanca experience starts with the unique personality of your accommodations.…

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Poca a Poca

At the end of the year 2000 circumstances lead a Costa Rican man to make one of the most important decisions of his life. During the construction of his own house he had the idea to convert it into a small luxury hotel in the Cloud Forest of Monteverde. His vision consisted of a cozy-style…

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El Establo Hotel & Spa

“El Establo because it the most deluxe in Monteverde and has 2 pools!” El Establo is a Quaker / Costa Rican family owned 80 room lodge, situated in the heart of the of the conservation area of Monteverde. It is only 4 miles from the Santa Elena Rain Forest, 2 miles from the Monteverde Cloud…

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Our Family Vacation in Nicaragua

— By Jennifer Rakowski, General Manager of Way To Go Tours   Nicaragua has many volcanoes and natural wonders. Of course a vacation to Nicaragua is for us a mixture of business and pleasure. My girls are well versed in proper hotel inspection etiquette. The girls know the right questions to ask and always have…

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Panama Adventure Vacation

Gracias por yo pollo by Jeannine Panama was fabulous! I arrived on Thursday, check in to the hotel, and then hurried away to the first of many hotel inspections. This was definitely a work trip, but I still managed to have fun. Panama City is just like any major financial city with lots of large…

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Embera Drua Tribe

Playing Soccer with the Embera Drua Tribe by Jennifer Just 30 minutes away from the metropolitan city of Panama’s capitol lives one of the indigenous Panamanian Tribes, the Embera Drua.  We were 2 pregnant ladies, our husbands and our 2 ten year old children venturing on a day trip into the Chagres National Park to…

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My Buddy and I Exploring Belize

A typical summer trip for me includes a fishing pole, a few lures and some quiet time on a boat with my friends to enjoy getting back to nature. With my recent trip to Belize, my buddy and I decided to do something similar and explore the Barton Creek Cave…by canoe! The short drive from…

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Must do Belize Cave Tubing

On our trip to Belize I wanted to experience the best tours that were unique to the destination.  I found it in Cave Tubing!  We met our guide at the entrance of Jaguar Paw and he gave us all the necessary equipment:  a large inner tube, a safety vest and a miner’s light for our…

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The Sounds of Silencio

Close to the town of Sarchi in a magical, undisturbed cloud forest lies the El Silencio Lodge, our first stop on our Costa Rican vacation in July.  Our family is no different than most.  We have been running crazy from our work to school, daycare, supermarket and back again.  We were ready for a quiet…

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Mother’s Day at Four Seasons

My visit to the Four Seasons Papagayo Resort in Guanacaste, Costa Rica could not have been more needed to for this weary working mother.  I was fortunate enough to had been invited by the resort to spend Mother’s Day on the Papagayo Peninsula.  I was escorted by my excellent DCR guide and driver on the…

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