One for the Money, Two for the Show: Nicaragua is now a Tourist “Go”


The view out over the expansive Pacific from the forested hilltop was vintage, travel-poster Central America – the beach-fringed, scallop-shaped Bay of San Juan del Sur, complete with its trademark 45-foot high fiberglass statue of Jesus de la Misericordia, glistening in the morning sunlight. Not that my wife, my 11-year-old twin daughters, and I had […]

Been There, Dune That


It’s  a scene right out of “Lawrence of Arabia”: enormous mountains of sand – some as tall as 300 feet — their surface sculpted into soft, geometric designs by the wind, and  extending as far as the eye can see.  My wife and I stand captivated, feeling the heat of the day rising up out […]