Category Archives: Central America

What Does Sustainable Luxury Travel Look Like?

I’m thrilled to announce my husband Joseph and I will be serving as this year’s coveted Cayuga Collection interns in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Forbes called the position “The Best Job Ever” —as interns, we will experience the best the collection … Continue reading

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Grounding Places: The Wealth of an Hour (or Two, or Three, or Four…)

I depart as air…. I shake my white locks at the runaway      sun, I effuse my flesh in eddies and drift it in lacy jags. I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow from the grass I   … Continue reading

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Take a Deep Breath: We’re All to Blame

As a Sinophile and someone who has spent five of the past fifteen years living in China, it is deeply disheartening to read news stories like this one reporting on the mysterious ‘yellow haze’ that descended on the city of … Continue reading

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When the Man Says ‘Pantalones?’ Say ‘Yes’

Alright, I’ll admit this: I have few regrets in life. I swear. But there’s one regret that nags on me every time I think of this trip I took to Belize in 2006. My then-boyfriend, now-husband Joey and I were … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Wandering Gaia:
London: A group of scientists is calling for a fundamental overhaul in the way international environmental issues are decided, including reforming the UN bodies and decision-making processes to make them fairer and more effective at…

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What’s in a Name? The Kony 2012 Debate Continues

“Treating awareness as a goal in and of itself risks compassion fatigue — most people only have so much time and energy to devote to far-away causes — and ultimately squanders political momentum that could be used to push for … Continue reading

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Weekend Round-Up #6: No Regrets

It’s perhaps a common mantra we repeat to ourselves at some point in our lives: Live life without regrets (or, for the more morbid, ‘Die without regrets‘). For this weekend’s round-up, I’ve scoured the internet(s) for some reminders how to … Continue reading

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Costa Rica’s Finest Eco-Hotel?

Bio-degradable water bottles given at reception? Check. Early morning bird watching tours? Check. Monkeys on the pool deck? Check. Arenas del Mar, one of Costa Rica’s most esteemed eco-hotels, may be located in the popular area of Manuel Antonio, but … Continue reading

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Coppola’s (Somewhat) Secret Hideaways

So it turns out Francis Ford Coppola is the spitting image of The Most Interesting Man in the World in those Dos Equis commercials: he’s a filmmaker, vintner, magazine owner, and—who knew?—an accomplished hotelier. Surprisingly, when it came to planning … Continue reading

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Exotica – Upscale Jungle Food

Exotica Restaurant, located in Ojochal, Costa Rica (just south of Dominical/Uvita), is one of those places you’d pass by in your 4×4 and not make much note of… but upon entering this serene, candle-lit bungalow, you are greeted by one … Continue reading

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