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Costa Rica-The Secret To No Regrets

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The small plane is aimed at the Pacific Ocean before its course is casually adjusted at an angle over the miles of parallel palm plantations below, as though it were an experienced swimmer caught in a rip tide headed back to shore. The altitude drop and final arc of the aircraft signals everyone that we […]

Costa Rica: My Inspiration and My Nature

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I find it beautifully ironic that I stumbled upon this travel writing contest the day before a significant anniversary in my life. It’s an anniversary I share with my significant other: nature. February 12th will forever be my “quit-aversary,” that is, the day I quit living someone else’s life and started living my own. After […]

Panama: Retirement Haven? Part 1 of 5

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George wrote about our adventures in Panama in a five part series for the Huffington Post. Part One: Panama City Over the last 10 years, countless periodicals, blogs and websites have claimed that Panama is an ideal retirement destination for a variety of reasons. The cost of living is low. Quality health care and government […]

Proceso de Lucha Insurreccional por la Liberación de Nicaragua

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While in Nicaragua in November, George and Lisa met Marcelo at the Museum of the Revolution in Leon. We interviewed him and invited him to share stories of fighting as a youth for freedom. Here is his story in his own words. We hope to publish a translation soon and to have many more stories […]

Panama: The Sendero Los Quetzales Trail

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Solo travel has its good moments. Standing at the start of the hiking trail ‘Sendero Los Quetzales’ in complete isolation, viewing the natural beauty of the sunrise over the hills of Boquette whilst listening to ‘Headstart to Happiness’ by Style Council was definitely a moment best enjoyed alone. However, getting here had not been easy, […]

Enchanted Forest Demons of Guatemala

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“And they climbed up to the top of the tree. But the tree begun to grow larger. It swelled in size. Thus when they wanted to come back down, One Batz and One Huen couldn’t climb down from the top of the tree… Thus they went up into the tops of the trees there in […]

Nicaragua: The Shores of Playa Tupilapa

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We could never get there fast enough. I still feel that way, even today. We had to make the sandwiches, tuna fish on sliced sourdough. The canned tuna had to be mixed with the right ratio of mayonnaise, finely chopped red onion and dill pickle relish. Always dill relish, never sweet. My mom didn’t like […]

The 6 Best Places for 2014: Can You Guess?

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Richard Bangs is a judge in our We Said Go Travel Writing contest which opens TODAY! We hope you will participate and share your story! Write your favorite spot for 2014 in the comments below! So, once again we combed the planet, turned over the stones, took the pulses, danced the boards, and basked in the wonders. Over […]

Corcovado: Costa Rica’s Final Frontier

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We had hiked for seven hours, miles from any passable road, the trail, the only way in or out. A morning spent drifting between deserted beaches and smothering jungle canopy. One leaving us exposed to the merciless tropical sun and the other to stifling humidity. Though caked in sand and sweat, it was impossible to […]

Guatemala’s Children: From Forced Labor To The Classroom

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From Forced Labor To The Classroom: Maria and Carmen’s Second Last Chance Guest Post by Luke Maguire Armstrong Today, everyone reading this has an opportunity to not just travel the world, but make a difference in the lives of those in need they encounter along the way. It is difficult to believe that I first […]