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Hole In The Donut Cultural Travel
Beach at Santa Teresa, near the southern tip of the Nicoya Peninsula

This entry is part 1 of 4 in the series Costa RicaThe old saying, “Expectations are resentments waiting to happen,” is perhaps the best way to describe my recent trip to...

Live music every Friday night packs the joint

“If you’re a vegetarian how do you get enough vitamin B?” Harold asked. Charles chimed in on my behalf: “Quinoa. It’s an ancient grain that was originally cultivated in Peru and...

Author, Barbara Weibel, at Agua Azul Waterfall in Chiapas, Mexico

I am sitting in a Panera Restaurant in Atlanta, chowing down a Caersar’s Salad and bowl of creamy tomato soup, trying to figure out why I am so depressed. In late...

Got a hankering for something sweet? Buy a hunk of sugar cane and chew out the cane juice

This entry is part 11 of 12 in the series PeruAs a vegetarian, the traditional foods in Ecuador and Peru presented a challenge, as they focus heavily on meat. The national...

The Government Palace dominates one side of Plaza de Armas in the historic center of Lima

This entry is part 10 of 12 in the series PeruI’d been riding the bright red double-decker tour bus for less than ten minutes when I realized there was something very...

Tunnel of Surprises at Lima's Water Park

This entry is part 9 of 12 in the series PeruAs my open-air double-decker tour bus turned the corner our guide pointed out Circuito Mágico del Agua, the Magic Water Circuit...