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In Struggling Nicaragua, A Wealth Of Adventure (PHOTOS)

Posted January 15, 2012 | 08:00:00 (EST)

"How many glasses of wine would you like to drink tonight?" the waiter asked in a mix of Spanish and English.

"Three," I said, then paused. "Make it four."

It was not even 7 p.m., but the sun had long ago dipped into the dark waters of Lago...

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Hanging In Honduras, Central America's Unsung Hero

23 Comments | Posted December 6, 2011 | 07:30:00 (EST)

We were bad tourists today: After four weeks of insisting on only local dishes, we had Wendy's for lunch. Then we skipped Tegucigalpa's Museo para la Identidad Nacional and watched a movie we had downloaded on iTunes while the rain -- the whiplash of the tropical storm that was wrecking...

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Visiting Costa Rica's Turtle Maternity Ward (PHOTOS)

4 Comments | Posted November 15, 2011 | 08:30:33 (EST)

She came from the sea some time after dusk. Four and a half feet long from nose tip to tail, she heaved herself out of the Caribbean and laboriously made her way across the gray sand toward the perceived safety of the tall palm trees that fringe the 22-mile long...

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