Central America

6 Must-Do Trips To Take As An Empty-Nester

You’ve waved goodbye to the kids and now the reality of an empty nest is starting to set in. You might shed a few tears at the prospect of an empty house, but we’re guessing that over the years, your family vacations have included plenty of theme parks, petting zoos and all-inclusive resorts.  Now is …

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Get Your Adrenaline Fix in Costa Rica

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The Best of Costa Rica

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Top Travel Destinations for 2016

If you love travel, there is a lot to look forward to in 2016.  We have put together a list of the up and coming, as well as destinations offering special celebrations!   Costa Rica The beautiful Central American country of Costa Rica has been up and coming the past several years, setting a new …

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Charting The World: Placencia, Belize

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Charting The World: Toledo, Belize

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Charting The World: Belize

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History of The World: Dangriga, Belize

Dangriga was settled before 1832 by Garinagu (Black Caribs, as they were known to the British) from Hondruas. For years it was the second largest population centre in the country behind Belize City, but in recent years has been surpassed by Orange Walk Town. Since the early 1980s Garífuna culture has undergone a revival, as …

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History of The World: Belize

The first people to develop Belize were the Maya around 1500 B.C.E. As shown in archeological records, they established a number of settlements here. These include Caracol, Lamanai and Lubaantun. The first European contact with Belize occurred in 1502 when Christopher Columbus reached the area’s coast. In 1638, the first European settlement was established by …

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