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By Emily M. Grey– An emerging vacation destination, Nicaragua offers something different from its Central America compadre countries. What it lacks in ancient ruins, expansive rain forests, and packed resorts, it more than compensates with a rich, friendly culture, volcanoes, clean freshwater lakes, historic colonial villages, and considerably fewer tourists. Less developed than highly visited …


Close Encounters with Nature – Cruising the Galapagos Islands

  Story and photos by Jeff and Stephanie Sylva It was the fifth day of our Ecoventura cruise of the Galapagos; and while we had encountered a wonderful array of wildlife, sea life, and amazing landscapes, it was on this day that we experienced our ultimate goal for our trip. During a morning panga (small …

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The enchanting Galapagos Islands

                                                                                      By Bud Cole Whenever one ventures off on a travel vacation the expectations for fun and adventure run very high, but how often are the results much greater than anticipated? That is exactly what we experienced in the Galapagos Islands; a volcanically formed archipelago located six hundred miles west of Ecuador where most of …

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