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Cuban visits to Nicaragua up 900%

(AP) — More than 5,000 Cubans have visited Nicaragua so far this year, a 900% increase over the total for all of 2018, Nicaraguan officials said Wednesday. It lends evidence to anecdotal accounts from Cuban migrants who say they passed through Nicaragua en route to...

Top Eco Tourism Destinations in the World

If you consider yourself to be a fan of ecotourism, the involvement of fragile and pristine lands and touring these natural areas, you may be interested to know which areas have been ranked as the top eco-tourism destinations in the world. The revelation may fascinate...

Some people just don’t seem to know how to travel

INSIDER - At every airport and on every flight, you'll find the person who doesn't stow their tray away after their belongings go through the scanner, or who spends the duration of the journey loudly wandering up and down the aisles, disturbing passengers who...

Bringing the border closer to home, one immersion trip at a time

This unfamiliarity can make it easy for politicians to distort what’s going on there and hard for immigration advocates and social movements to muster support for their primary goal: making U.S. policies toward undocumented people and asylum-seekers more humane. What can advocates for immigrants do...

Tips for Ticos – Book a Serviced Apartment When Visiting the UK

When traveling to the UK from Central or South America, it’s like stepping off the plane into another dimension. Even with the Internet and Satellite television, the way of life is literally worlds apart. If this is your first holiday to the UK from Costa...

What Numbers Tell, and Don’t About Solo Travel By Women

Solo travel by women has grown in popularity year after year, but there are no clear data on the scale of violence against female solo travelers. Hostelworld, an online hostel-booking platform, found in a 2018 study that bookings by solo female travelers increased by 45%...

More Women Are Travelling Solo

Recent headlines about the deadly violence inflicted on women traveling alone have raised questions about how the world is greeting the documented rise in female solo travelers and about the role of social media in promoting the idea that far-off lands are easily accessible...

What countries can’t you visit with an American passport?

Yes. Holders of U.S. (American) passports may currently travel to 186 countries without having to obtain a visa in advance of travel. These countries allow either visa-free entry or issue visas on arrival. But, a U.S. passport does not guarantee entry to any country. Each...

Taking Care of Your Health While Travelling

Despite being tedious, traveling is fun. It eliminates the monotony, helps you to unwind, refresh, and as a result, you become more creative. So, have you been in the same routine for some time and you feel that you’re not even performing your duties...

ICT launches first outdoor promotional campaign in Madrid

"Yo estoy Pura Vida. Y tú, ¿Cuándo vienes?” (I am Pura Vida. And you? When are you coming?) reads the billboard in front of the Plaza de Cuzco, in the cold weather of the central Paseo de la Castellana in Madrid, Spain. The billboard invites...

Canada’s Air Transat Cancels Nicaragua

In a blow to Nicaragua’s tourism industry, fewer Canadians will be visiting following the decision by Canada’s tour travel operator Air Transat to cancel all flights to Nicaragua this coming winter. San Juan del Sur, a popular destination for Canadians visiting Nicaragua This decision was made...

Exploring the natural wonders of Costa Rica

The blue morpho butterfly’s iridescent colours glisten as it effortlessly swoops through the air, the howler monkeys chatter fills the high canopy of trees and the crocodile blends into the stream so well, you’d be forgiven for missing him. This is Costa Rica’s Corcovado National...

BALI CRUISE TOUR

Bali is the perfect destination for cruise tours if your family is in search of a place with the touch of everything. The high-end luxurious resorts are offering unmatched comfort and totally personalized service. The sun-kissed peaceful sandy shorelines provide a vast bed for relaxing...

The 4 Rudest Things You Can Do As An Air Traveler and How To Avoid Them

Manners and common courtesies are magnified when dozens or even hundreds of people are confined to a tight space. Multiply that tenfold when that tight space is about to hurdle at 800 km/h (500 mph) through the air, most likely with an ocean or...

Split Decision: Paris vs. Costa Rica for best vacation showdown!

L.A. Parker, the award-winning columnist for The Trentonian, had a difficult decision to make: Paris or Costa Rica for his best vacation ever. Parker wrote: Paris offered all the wonderful excursions, including a memorable first-day trip to Jardin de Luxembourg. With a (Costa Rican) girlfriend...

Travel like the pros, 9 budget hacks for your next vacation

Want to travel like the pros? Better start pinching your pennies, pesos and colones. While it's true that money can buy you an elite - easy, even - adventure anywhere, those who travel for a living genuinely enjoy the challenge of bargain hunting. Riding public...

10 Ways To Save On Travel Revealed

We’re not mathematicians, but we’re pretty sure the following theorem holds true: There is an inverse relationship between how badly you need a vacation and how comfortably you can afford one. That is, the more you need a vacation, the less likely you are to...

The Top Four Beaches in Costa Rica, According to Q!

There are few countries that “have it all” when it comes to vacations, but it could be said that Costa Rica falls into this category. Whether it is beaches, surfing, history, forests, volcanoes or anything else - this is a country which is well and...

What Are The Best Airport Tips?

Here are some tips that will be useful to all travelers, economy and business. Some are more for economy, some others more business or 'clase ejecutiva' in Spanish. Since I have been on both sides (free upgrades) I thought I'd share them with you. ...

Online Hotel Reservations Grow In Costa Rica

  The leading platform for hotel reservations in the cloud, SiteMinder, revealed during its participation in the WTM Latin America 2018 in São Paulo, Brazil, the growth and opportunities that Costa Rica has in terms of hotel reservations. In the last five years alone, online reservations...

How to Plan a Budget Getaway That Doesn’t Feel Like One

Chances are, you’re over the bitterly cold temps much of the U.S. has been experiencing this winter, and are desperately seeking sun on a spring vacation. But that doesn’t mean you should overpay for the pleasure. Here’s how to plan a budget getaway that...

Nicaragua tourism board rolls out new ad campaign

The Nicaragua tourism board (INTUR) will use the bright lights of New York City to roll out its new promotional campaign. ‘Nicaragua Te Quiero As Sos’ or ‘I like you just as you are’ is geared towards highlighting Nicaraguan culture in all facets –...

Liev Schreiber and ‘nanny’ Taylor Neisen vacation in Costa Rica

Liev your worries behind. “Ray Donovan” star Liev Schreiber is vacationing with his sons Sasha, 10, and Kai, 9, as well as his “friend” Taylor Neisen in sunny Costa Rica. All together now! The pair looked like they were getting along swimmingly Monday while spotted...

Better Safe Than Sorry: Travel Tips

People often hear stories of travel incidents but they don't think it'll happen to them. Two of the biggest problems for travelers are stolen, damaged or lost passports, and medical emergencies. Many travelers think their country's healthcare will cover their medical needs while traveling. In...

A Week In Paradise: Women Escape The Cold With A Fitness-focused Trip to Costa Rica

(Dl-oline.com) Pura Vida: a Spanish expression meaning "pure life" that can be used as a greeting, farewell, or way to say "thank you;" a symbol of a simple way of life that revolves around enjoyment and being happy; the most commonly used phrase in...

Airline Overhead Bins May Now Be Reserved

American Airlines is treating overhead bins like reserved spots in a constantly crowded parking lot beginning Feb. 1. For some special customers, that is. The company sent an internal memo this week naming a few perks for passengers who pay for extra legroom, travel site...

“Volá como el Presidente” (Travel Like The President)

President Luis Guillermo Solis came to power on May 8, 2014, and immediately got on an airplane. That made Solis harshly criticized by many who considered that he spent too much of his mandate traveling, prompting the nickname the “Presidente Viajero” (Traveling President), in...

In Costa Rica, Nature Comes First

TURRIALBA, Costa Rica — It was 6:01 a.m. when we heard them barking, an insistent “huh-huh-huh-huh” floating through the rain forest canopy and over Pacuare Lodge. “Howler monkeys,” said Steve, squinting at his watch. Then a toucan weighed in, two long, raspy “screeches” close to...

Are Cryptocurrencies the Future for Holidaymakers?

Bitcoin and various other digital currencies are not only being purchased as investment assets, they are also being used to help individuals travel around the world. Unlike fiat currencies, which are dished out by central banks and influenced by national and regional economies, cryptocurrencies are...

LATAM Airlines Launches New Lima – San Jose Connection

LATAM Airlines, formerly LAN Airlines, inaugurated its non-stop flight between Lima and San José, Costa Rica. At 3:55 pm Tuesday, January 2, for the first time ever a LAN flight touched down at the Juan Santamaria international airport (SJO). The airline will operate three flights...

Nicaragua: One Of The Best Destinations For a Sunny and Warm January

A country that is looking to get it’s share of the Central American tourist business is Nicaragua. Tourism in Nicaragua has grown considerably recently, and it is now the second largest industry in the nation. In the heart of Central America, Nicaragua truly deserves the...

The Best Time to Go to Costa Rica

theblondeabroad.com - With a rich culture, lush rainforests, and incredible beaches, Costa Rica is one of Central America’s greatest escapes. Nestled between Nicaragua and Panama, this little country has so much to offer in natural beauty and fabulous weather. Defined by its location between the...

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