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See the Forest Above the Trees on a Costa Rica Aerial Adventure

Suspended on cables gliding through the tops of giant tropical trees, amid hidden, dripping, hanging gardens full of plants and animals in the rainforest, is a pretty cool experience. Rainforest trees are tall, really tall, even towering up to more than 100 feet high. The microcosm of life happening at this level is abundant and amazing, and not often seen.



Added by Shannon Farley on March 5, 2013 at 1:42pm — No Comments

What to See and Do Around India's Corbett National Park

A visit to India's Corbett National Park is only a two day affair, provided you are not planning to go for excursions, which are, if not more, as exciting and enchanting as the jeep safari in Corbett Park.

There are so many other places to be seen around the Corbett National Park that one is tempted to increase the stay duration at Corbett resorts by another two days at least. Hence, if you’re planning a four-five days…


Added by priya sharma on February 28, 2013 at 10:54am — 1 Comment

Adventure and Nature in Costa Rica's Rainforested Sarapiquí Region

Sarapiquí is one of my favorite places in Costa Rica.

Rust red-orange earth meets up with jade green water of the…


Added by Shannon Farley on February 21, 2013 at 4:04pm — No Comments

Have a Good Time in Costa Rica's Beach Party Town of Jacó

The fun-loving beach town of Jacó lights up as “beach party central” on Costa Rica’s Central…


Added by Shannon Farley on February 15, 2013 at 4:16pm — No Comments

In the Galapagos, the Art of Slumbering Under the Stars

My God, it wasn't just your run-of-the-mill gorgeous outdoor destination, it was a freaking, sparsely populated island in the Galapagos! "How could you people walk away from the sky and ensconce yourselves in walls. For chrissakes, come outside and sleep!"

Those were the thoughts that passed through my mind as I dragged my mattress off the rustic, yet sturdy, hand-cut, wooden bed frame and dragged it across the floor of the cutest little cabin I'd ever been in, and slammed it down…


Added by Jacquie Whitt on February 14, 2013 at 12:49pm — 1 Comment

Xuan Son National Park- A New Eco-tourism Site Waiting for Exploration of Tourists in Vietnam Travel

Located in Thanh Son district of Phu Tho province, Xuan Son National Park possesses a diversified floristic composition with hundreds of plant and tree species, a range of wild rare animals and natural beautiful waterfalls and caves. Thanks its favorable conditions, this National Park, therefore, becomes an ideal destination of tourists in Vietnam travel.

Topography and hydrology

Xuan Son National Park- A New Eco-tourism Site Waiting for Exploration of Tourists in Vietnam Travel

Xuan Son…


Added by Mary on February 5, 2013 at 2:29am — No Comments

Why We Need the Wild Places

Why is it every so often we long to be spending time 'away from it all'?

Sure the pressures of modern life can be exacting on our system, but a good weekend usually sorts that stress out. To really get away from it all because something in you says "OK, time for a break" means more than getting away from the daily stresses of our lives - its a re-connecting to that part of ourselves which needs recharging. In a space that supports it,…


Added by Patrick @ on January 30, 2013 at 8:11pm — No Comments

Costa Rica's Río Celeste: Where God Painted the Sky into a River

Legend tells that when God made the world, after he finished painting the sky a brilliant pastel blue, he washed his brushes in a beautiful Costa Rican river, coloring the river the same intense sky blue.…


Added by Shannon Farley on January 16, 2013 at 2:18pm — 1 Comment

Tanzania's Singita Grumeti Game Reserves: Exotic Splurge of a Lifetime

Many of us have been fortunate enough to have been on safari in Africa - some of us more than once. An African safari is something that should be on everyone's bucket list.  I have been fortunate enough to have been on a hot-air balloon over the Masai Mara - truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. But all safaris, safari lodges, and games reserves are clearly not all alike. Once in a while you just have to live like a star.

But even if you're not Brad and Angelina, but just have…


Added by Nicholas Kontis on January 14, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Peru's a Perfect Place to Ring in the New Year

Why is that? Well, Peru offers a New Year’s experience to appeal to virtually any and every type of traveler. It’s famously filled with the mystical and the historic. It also offers high culture, unsurpassed ecotourism, and adrenaline-pumping adventure.…


Added by PromPerú on December 31, 2012 at 12:02pm — No Comments

Endangered Species Find Refuge in Costa Rica's Caribbean Waters

By Shannon Farley

They live in the sea, are on the World Wildlife Fund’s “Endangered Species List”, and frequent the waters around…


Added by Shannon Farley on December 30, 2012 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

'Christmas Bird Count' Soars in Costa Rica for 2012

by Shannon Farley

Costa Rica’s 2012 “Christmas Bird Count at …


Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on December 23, 2012 at 10:12am — No Comments

Tortuguero's Waters Give Refuge to Endangered Sea Turtles and Manatees

They live in the sea, are on the World Wildlife Fund’s “Endangered Species List”, and frequent the waters around…


Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on December 10, 2012 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Boutique Hotels Win Acclaim in Costa Rica

Boutique hotel L'Acqua Viva in Costa Rica's Nosara beach

Personally, I prefer staying in small boutique hotels. Large chain hotels have their function, though I rather like when the receptionist remembers my name and is personable enough to care how I am and how my stay is going. I like waiters who remember I favor water without ice and that my mid-afternoon coffee is an absolute must … with a healthy shot of warm milk, if you please. I am…


Added by Danny Solano Alvarez on December 10, 2012 at 3:39pm — No Comments

Wild & Steamy Costa Rica - Visit Tortuguero National Park

By Shannon Farley

Tortuguero is like the imaginary jungle coast in Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are.” It is a wild place.

You can just imagine what was going through Christopher Columbus’ mind when he anchored off the palm-fringed beach in 1502 … “I have come to the end of the earth,” he must have mused.

The Tortuguero…


Added by Shannon Farley on December 9, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Tropics' Pivotal Role in Climate Change - And What It Means in Costa Rica

By Shannon Farley

Take a deep breath. Now imagine your lung capacity reduced by one-fifth. Find it a bit harder to breathe? What if that lessens?

Now take your focus out to a global view, and you hav e a clear picture of what is happening in the…


Added by Shannon Farley on December 1, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments

Alabama’s Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge

The area along Alabama’s gulf coast is unique with great beaches and wildlife refuges. More than 370 species of birds have been identified on the refuge during migratory seasons. The largest are usually ospreys and several species of herons. At the other extreme, seven species of hummingbirds have…


Added by Sandra & John Scott on November 15, 2012 at 8:10am — No Comments

Dhikala Safari Zone of India's Corbett National Park Reopens

After having been closed in mid-June, the Dhikala Safari Zone will again open for tourist form 15th of November as scheduled every year. It is the most famous tourist zone among all the four tourist zones of Corbett Park. One can perform jeep safaris and canter safaris here but having jeep safari here one needs to have a night-stay permit and canter safari can be done staying outside the core area of national park.



Added by Global Tourism India on November 10, 2012 at 9:42am — No Comments

In Kenya, Up on God's Mountain

Take a slow hike up Mt Kenya to enjoy the scenery and adventure


Mt. Kenya, Kenya’s highest mountain and Africa’s second highest mountain after Mt. Kilimanjaro, it is estimated to be about 2.5 million years old. Its awe inspiring spectacle that dominates the central highlands of Kenya and is located 180 KM north of Nairobi within the Mt. Kenya National Park. …


Added by LuyanziTours on October 14, 2012 at 3:57pm — No Comments

Australia: Diving With Your Life at Stake


It is not much of a city – but the ocean has the more to offer. With water so blue that photos seem artificial afterwards, Cairns in northeast Queensland, Australia, attracts divers from all over the world to experience the most magnificent maritime environment nature has to offer.

Swordfishing and a gold rush built Cairns,…


Added by Traveling Erik on October 7, 2012 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

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