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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The Trailblazers

When gold is green

Third in our April series on rural community tourism in Costa Rica. Read Part One, “The wisdom that comes with a life on the...

A day in the life of a master chocolatier

In the early hours of the morning, the noise of an ATV fills the hills of Turrubares and announces that Yorleny Cubillo, the chocolatier...

Virtual travel experiences: opportunities for travelers and tourism enterprises

I have devoted much of the past 15 years to creating travel experiences, predominantly in Costa Rica and neighboring countries, anchored by meaningful human...

For the love of the air

Who makes the air we breathe?  Trees, of course. But who keeps the trees from being cut down? Do we recognize those people? Do they...

One step at a time

Part two in our April series on rural community tourism in Costa Rica. Read Part One here. Birdsong and warm mountain sunlight flood the small...

El Camino de Costa Rica

From river ziplines in the Caribbean to breathtaking Pacific views, from long days on the trail to a night at the frog pond... photojournalist...

Women, nature, and development

When I think of the link between women and nature, I think of Gladys, María Luisa, and María Elena. They represent many women I’ve...

For the love of the soil

Why do they love the soil? Because it gives them freedom. So many people in this world don’t even have a place to plant...

The wisdom of a life on the river

"Forward hard!" yelled the guide. And I, with all the energy and emotion of a 16-year-old, rowed with all my heart. In the split...

A night in the life of sea turtle protectors

Our new series "A Day in the Life" is part of our joint storytelling efforts with the members of Directory 506, our national directory...
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