While Costa Rica is a relatively small country, comparing in size to West Virginia or Denmark, it is home to a variety of different landscapes and terrain. What you experience in the southern part of the country is vastly different than the northern terrain.
As soon as you step into the Durham Museum in Omaha you are transported to a place in time when trains crisscrossed the Midwestern landscape, moving people from town to town and city to city. The high ceilings and the intricate Art Deco design immediately draw your eye. The historically preserved train station reminds you of a place in time when expansion and Manifest Destiny was the motto. Large wooden benches with built in hvac vents line the vast open space of the station, offering plenty of seating for travelers on their way. Surprisingly enough, the benches were far more comfortable than most airline lounges. The idea of traveling the country by train is far more glamorous than today's air travel where sweatpants and smelly sandwiches are as common as delays and mishandled luggage.
The snorkeling in Costa Rica could rival any other major snorkeling destinations in the world. The crystal clear, pristine waters make it easy to join the underwater world and swim surrounded by colorful fish. After cutting through the waves and the water, we reached our first snorkeling spot. After gearing up, we jumped in and were not disappointed by the variety of different fish and underwater life we were able to see. After a what seemed like 5 minutes, but was more like 30, we climbed back aboard to race off to the next destination.
The lure of an untouched oasis of lush green rainforests, a variety of animals, and a vibrant underwater world would draw anyone to Costa Rica.
The video of security at Chicago airport forcibly yanking a passenger from a United flight showcases a traveler’s worst nightmare. Paying for a ticket, boarding the plane, only to be harassed and injured while being drug off the plane.
With a laid back island attitude, and a slower pace, Caye Caulker is a vacationers dream. No cars or trucks are allowed on the island and people navigate the sand streets on golf courts, bicycles, or on foot.
It only took three or four days and I could finally pronounce Xunantunich. It means "Stone Woman" and refers to the ghost of a woman who people say haunts the site to this day. It is home to the second tallest structure in all of Belize and is only a short distance from the Guatemalan border. … Continue reading Xunantunich Mayan Ruins