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Top Ten Things to do in Tucson

Tucson, AZ boasts 284 sunny days a year and with warm temperatures year round it is a great place to escape the winter. Tucson is in the heart of Saguaro (Sa-Wa-Ro) cactus country and there are so many ways to easily explore the unique desert scenery very close to the city. Surrounded by mountain ranges […]

Vieques’ Biobay

The BioBay (Mosquito Bay) on Vieques, Puerto Rico is the brightest bio-luminescent bay in the world and it is so easy to get there and experience this world-class natural attraction! The glowing in the bay is caused by the dinoflagellate Pyrodinium bahamense, which lights up with the slightest agitation. The water in Mosquito Bay contains […]

Proyecto Asis Wildlife Rescue Center

La Fortuna/Arenal is a fantastic destinations for all types of travelers. The entire area affords fantastic views of the imposing Arenal Volcano but it also offers hot springs, rafting, rappelling, hiking, ziplining and more. But a day in Costa Rica would not be complete without seeking out great wildlife encounters and for a one-of-a-kind animal […]

EcoTermales Hot Springs

There are several choices for experiencing volcanic hot springs in Arenal. They are: Tabacon Hot Springs, The Springs Resort and Spa, Baldi and EcoTermales. For those of you looking for a relaxing soak surrounded by beautiful rainforest with few tourists you want to opt for EcoTermales. Tabacon and the Springs are both part of large […]

Destination Inspiration: Arenal, Costa Rica

The La Fortuna area is one of the most popular destinations in Costa Rica – for good reason! It is home to Arenal Volcano, a dramatic and commanding volcano visible from the entire area. It also has some wonderful choices of activities and accommodations. Must-Sees: 1. Proyecto Asis – A Wildlife Rescue Center which is […]

In Search of Quetzals

While Costa Rica offers much in terms of surf, sand and sun what really sets it apart from other tropical destinations are the opportunities for viewing wildlife. TONS of wildlife. Costa Rica’s diverse habitats allow for an amazing amount of biodiversity within its relatively small landmass. Costa Rica is home to a full 4% of […]

Quick Trip: Nature Escape San Jose

Even if you have limited time in Costa Rica you can still experience much of what the country has to offer very nearby to the country’s capital and major airport in San Jose. Costa Rica’s emphasis on Ecotourism means that Monkeys, Toucans, Waterfalls, Volcanoes… they are all available within spitting distance of SJO!! This area […]

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