I came up with a list of must-see places in Latin America for vacation travel this year -- and the current strength of the U.S. dollar makes nearly all of these destinations an especially good deal.
With such bounty, keeping the soil healthy is key. How does the Blancaneaux team do it? Compost, compost, compost! During a private garden tour, I learned about the resort's super soil practices, large-scale compost strategy, and gardening techniques.
Jafet Glissant was 14 years old when he joined Ciudad de Dios, a gang named after Cidade de Deus, the Brazilian film about street gangs in Rio de Janeiro. Today, he's a tour guide with Fortaleza Tours.
Many travelers skip past San Jose and head straight for the nation's lush interior or sandy beaches, but I found lots of visuals to enjoy in San Jose.
During my most recent visit I couldn't resist the opportunity (or the peer pressure) to join in one of the adventure travel experiences that has helped to make this Central American nation famous.
San Jose is the nation's hub for arts and culture, with an array of small galleries and creative shops, as well as larger cultural institutions and museums, most of which are within walking distance of each other.
We wondered what was up, and the answer was a bit surprising, most of the ropes can be traced back to a couple of 9-year-old girls. What? That's right, two kids with a big idea had a huge impact on the ecosystem of the region.