1. Hacienda AltaGracia (Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica)
Simply existing as a black woman in America can be a daunting, and often fatal, experience.
Drew DeVoursney, 36, and Francesca Matus, 52, had been missing for nearly a week.
For me, it was love at first sight. From the first morning I arrived in Belize, nearly 30 years ago, climbed down from the plane onto the runway, threw my backpack over my shoulder, pulled on my sunglasses, and walked across the tarmac in the direction of the one-room Belize City airport, I was smitten.