Hope Turns to Excitement – Grand November Reopening of Jicaro Island Lodge, Nicaragua

Nicaragua: a beautiful and safe country that quickly became recognized as the hottest new travel destination – a destination even fit for a royal engagement.  It was well and truly on the map for all of the right reasons; for its endless adventures, rich culture, sprawling beaches and charming colonial towns with centuries of stories to […]

Measuring the Success of Tourism – It’s not All in the Numbers

“Tourism acts like fire.  If used right, it can change the world for the better.  But if it gets out of control, its powers can be highly destructive.”  Those are the wise words of Costas Christ, one of the world’s most renowned sustainable tourism consultants, shared in a meeting at National Geographic last month.  His comments come at […]

On a Business Trip to Tropical Beaches and a Tropical Rain Forest

When one gets to head to ‘work’ in Costa Rica or Nicaragua, there is not much else that can compare. I recently returned from (let’s say my 15th) visit to Costa Rica. Each time I learn something new, meet incredibly amazing people and indulge in all that my favorite country has to offer. After a spectacular visit […]