Caribbean & Central America

Hunting lionfish in the Caribbean (eating them too!)

Hunting Lionfish in the Caribbean (Eating Them Too!)

By Janice and George

Hunting lionfish while diving in the Caribbean wasn’t planned. But it turns out there’s a lionfish invasion. And eating them? Very yummy.

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Royal Clipper ship

Snapshot Story #29: Sailing on the Royal Clipper ship

By Janice and George

She’s tall and a real beauty! Meet the “Royal Clipper.” Modeled after a great 1902 German clipper ship, the 439-foot “Royal Clipper” carries 227 passengers and is the largest true sailing ship in the world.

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Global Hotel Panama

Why stay at the Global Hotel Panama? For bubbly and boutique style!

By Janice and George

Why pick the Global Hotel Panama in Panama City? How about five-star luxury, free bubbly and friendly service? Rates are really easy on the wallet too.

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best places to stay in bocas del toro

Where to stay in Bocas del Toro? You’ll love these 3 darling places

By Janice and George

Where to stay in Bocas del Toro, Panama? We checked out these three best places: a beachside Bali-style resort, overwater bungalows and an eco-adventure lodge.

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Island Plantation Bocas del Toro

Treat yourself to the Bali-style Island Plantation on Bocas del Toro

By Janice and George

Romantic, a beautiful pool, eco-friendly, a cool beach club. Of course we loved our stay at the adults-only Island Plantation on Bocas del Toro, Panama!

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Costa Rica cruise

Costa Rica UnCruise immerses you in all of nature’s awe

By Janice and George

On our Costa Rica cruise with UnCruise Adventures, we hiked forests, snorkeled and saw sloths, capuchin monkeys and snakes. And we stuffed ourselves silly on great food too.

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arenal hanging bridges - sloth

Oh my! See snakes, sloths and spiders at Arenal Hanging Bridges

By Janice and George

Sure, Costa Rica’s Mistico Arenal Hanging Bridges Park has 15 swinging and fixed bridges in the forest. But the snakes, sloths and spiders are the real fun.

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Punta caracol aqua lodge

7 reasons you’ll love the overwater bungalows at Punta Caracol Aqua Lodge

By Janice and George

Built on stilts over the water in Bocas del Toro (Panama), Punta Caracol Aqua Lodge has just nine overwater bungalows. And excellent snorkeling!

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casa cayuco eco adventure lodge

Casa Cayuco: Eco-adventure at its best in Panama

By Janice and George

A monkey that “comes” with your cabin? Not unusual at Casa Cayuco, an eco-adventure lodge in Panama’s Bocas del Toro islands. Off-the-beaten-path, it’s a place to unplug and eat well!

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papagayo peninsula

Costa Rica’s secret Papagayo Peninsula (and a golf buggy ride by moonlight)

By Janice and George

Tootling around Costa Rica’s secret Papagayo Peninsula in a golf buggy by moonlight, we’re struck by its wild beauty. It boasts 31+ pristine beaches, but few people!

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Birds of Costa Rica

Flying high with the beautiful birds of Costa Rica

By Janice and George

The quetzal may be the most beautiful of the birds of Costa Rica. But dive-bombing pelicans, shy toucans and mangrove hawks are amazing to see too.

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Top yachting destinations

The 3 top yachting destinations

By Janice and George

Looking for pinch-me-I’m-dreaming scenery, historical heritage or grand adventure? Why not charter a yacht? One that would make Jack Sparrow drool with envy.

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