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Funniest, Weirdest and Naughtiest Airport Codes Include Costa Rica’s NOB

Funniest, Weirdest and Naughtiest Airport Codes Include Costa Rica’s NOB

Q TRAVEL – The funniest, weirdest and naughtiest airport codes in the world include Costa Rica’s Nosara airport, the NOB; a BUM, Butler airport in the U.S.; and OMG in Namibia. Each airport around the world has to be abbreviated to three letters and some are, unintentionally hilarious, even rude. Believe it or not, there […]

Bogota & Playing Tejo, The Colombian Sport of Throwing Rocks at Gunpowder

Bogota & Playing Tejo, The Colombian Sport of Throwing Rocks at Gunpowder

Playing Tejo: The Colombian Sport of Throwing Rocks at Gunpowder TODAY COLOMBIA – Bowling alleys will never seem the same once you’ve been to Colombia and played tejo. Not unless you employ equal amounts of beer and gunpowder. Here’s how this little-known Colombian sport works: you throw a lump of metal – it looks like […]

Cuba’s Flying Pizza

Cuba’s Flying Pizza

RICO’S JOURNAL – Watching this video brought back memories of my recent trip to Cuba. I didn’t try the two Marta’s pizza, however, I did at a food stand near  the apartment I was staying in the Vedado neighborhood, some 10 blocks from the fancy tourist hotels and the malecon. Nothing special in presentation, both […]

Costa Rica Among 5 Best Places to Move to if You Don’t Like the Election Results

Costa Rica Among 5 Best Places to Move to if You Don’t Like the Election Results

(QTRAVEL) Amy Schumer said she’d move to Spain. Bryan Cranston said he’d move to Canada. Jon Stewart said he’ll move to another planet. At last count, 23 celebrities have claimed they’ll leave the country if their preferred candidate doesn’t win the presidential election…. Celebrities—and anybody else who’s found themselves saying, “I’m outta here”—take note: Many […]

Costa Rica Among NY Times “20 Places To Travel In Your 20s”

Costa Rica Among NY Times “20 Places To Travel In Your 20s”

(QTRAVEL) Costa Rica is number 17 on the New York Times travel of “20 places to travel in your 20s”. The article, published on October 20 is part of a series aimed at helping twentysomethings navigate life’s opportunities and challenges. “There’s no better way to change your perception of the world — and maybe yourself […]

Historical Sites You Must Visit In Guanacaste

Historical Sites You Must Visit In Guanacaste

(QTRAVEL) by Ariana Crespo, Vozdeguanacaste.com – The province of Guanacaste has scores of archeological, pre-Columbian and folkloric cities that are admired throughout the country. Visiting them gives you a strong sense of pre-Columbian culture, and the architectural structures take you back in time. The Voice of Guanacaste set out to feature five of these historical […]

Paradise in Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula

Paradise in Costa Rica’s Osa Peninsula

  Have you ever traveled somewhere you’ve never been, and the instant you set foot you knew in your heart that it was the perfect place for you? This is exactly what happened when Christina and Kevin Wagar stepped off their boat taxi and onto the shores of Costa Rica’s beautiful Osa Peninsula. Near the end […]

Go Out On A Limb: Costa Rica’s Best Tree Houses

Go Out On A Limb: Costa Rica’s Best Tree Houses

QTRAVEL (Lonely Planet) Sleeping in a tree house is the best, maybe because it is something different, or maybe because the human subconscious understands that a few million years ago it was something normal. Even after our arboreal ancestors stopped living in trees, they still climbed up to sleep because it felt safe. Lately a […]

Air Canada Rouge Gears Up For Winter 2016-2017 With New Non-stop Flights To Costa Rica

Air Canada Rouge Gears Up For Winter 2016-2017 With New Non-stop Flights To Costa Rica

QTRAVEL – Air Canada announced today it will launch four new seasonal Air Canada rouge services, including Montreal – San José (SJO), Costa Rica. The other flights are Montreal-Puerto Vallarta, Mexico; Toronto Palm Springs, California; and Toronto-Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The non-stop flights will give Canadian travelers more competitively-priced options when flying to […]

Why You Should NEVER Throw Your Boarding Pass Away. The Reason?

Why You Should NEVER Throw Your Boarding Pass Away. The Reason?

QTRAVEL – Multiple social media posts claimed boarding passes are encoded with sensitive personal information, but the risks involved seemed vastly overstated. Claim: Thieves can obtain your home address, banking details, e-mail address, phone number, and other personal details from discarded boarding passes. Mostly False WHAT’S TRUE: Theoretically, a determined person can take several steps […]

Southwest Airlines on Wednesday Inaugurated Direct Flight Between Liberia and California

Southwest Airlines on Wednesday Inaugurated Direct Flight Between Liberia and California

QCOSTARICA TRAVEL – The low-cost U.S. airline, Southwe, inaugurated on Wednesday its direct flight between the Daniel Oduber international airport in Liberia, Guanacaste (LIR) and Los Angeles, California (LAX). The daily nonstop service will be on a Boeing 737-700 with a capacity of 143 passengers. The direct flight to Los Angeles will also allow connections […]

What’s it Really Like to Live in the Costa Rican Jungle?

What’s it Really Like to Live in the Costa Rican Jungle?

(Q24N) by Camille Willemain, This American Girl – When we see beautiful photos and dreamy stories on travel and lifestyle blogs, it’s easy to create fantasies about the life of the blogger. Perhaps seeing someone live in a way that we’ve always dreamed of gives us the confidence to pursue it ourselves. On the other side […]

New animal safari tour delights Costa Rica travelers

New animal safari tour delights Costa Rica travelers

QTRAVEL – Feeding carrots to giraffes and zebras in Costa Rica? Don’t be ridiculous. They don’t live in this part of the world. But wait. Now they do, thanks to the efforts of entrepreneur David Patay and his new Africa Safari Adventure Park. Visitors to Guanacaste Province can now say, “Call me Bwana.” Unlike a […]

Airlines Worry Zika May Be Hurting Americas Travel: IATA CEO

Airlines Worry Zika May Be Hurting Americas Travel: IATA CEO

Q24N (Reuters) The spread of the Zika virus today could threaten the operations of airlines in the Americas by discouraging travel to the region, said the director general of the Association of International Air Transport Association (IATA), Tony Tyler. “A number of members have expressed concern that they may already be seeing some effect on […]

Holiday Guide to Costa Rica: Beaches and Adventures

Holiday Guide to Costa Rica: Beaches and Adventures

QCOSTARICA TRAVEL – The essential itinerary for Costa Rica was defined long ago: Manuel Antonio for the beach, Monteverde for cloud forest, Tortuguero for turtles, and Arenal volcano for outdoor adventure. Add in the area of sandy beachfront in Guanacaste that has also been set aside for large hotels and you have all the elements […]

Cuba Preparing For Biggest U.S. Invasion Ever

Cuba Preparing For Biggest U.S. Invasion Ever

TODAY CUBA – It will be the largest number of American tourists to arrive in Cuba since the 1959 Revolution. The increase is expected to exceed the 50% of visitors who have already made their bookings. While authorizations for all kinds of travel and transportation companies are multiplying in the U.S., moving beyond the tourist […]

Avianca Cuts Prices To Colombia From San Jose Up to 50%

Avianca Cuts Prices To Colombia From San Jose Up to 50%

QCOSTARICA TRAVEL – Colombia’s largest airline, Avianca, said on Tuesday that it will cut prices of international tickets to 25 destinations within the South American country by 15 to 50%. A flight from San Jose to Bogota, Medellin or Cali is now US$429. The price cut is temporary and part of a strategy to attract […]

One Visa For Central America

One Visa For Central America

QCOSTARICA – The Central American Parliament (Parlamento Centroamericano – PARLACEN) is calling on Central America and the Dominican Republic to implement a regional visa, such as Europe, to promote multi-destination tourism in the area. The implementation of a regional visa would boost economic relations and open new markets among the member states (El Salvador, Honduras, […]

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