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9009051494?profile=originalFor its fourth year, the intense ultra-trail running endurance race The North Face Endurance Challenge Costa Rica returns to the Rincón de la Vieja Volcano in Guanacaste, Costa Rica.

On Saturday, May 28, 2016, hundreds of runners from all over the world will challenge themselves and each other in four endurance trail-running races of 10 km, 21 km, 50 km and 80 km on the slopes of Rincón de la Vieja Volcano. All races are individual, with no teams.

Demanding trails cover difficult yet beautiful ter

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A Nifty Nicaragua Sampler


Central America
’s largest country was, not so many years ago, a staple of world headlines pretty much weekly for war and geopolitical intrigue. Yet despite its very flawed ruling régime Nicaragua today is peaceful, stable, and welcomes tourists of all stripes from around the world, with a growing tourism industry and infrastructure – reminiscent of, say, Costa Rica a generation ago, yet already offering a wide range of options from basic backpacker level to five-star luxury.

Capital Managua u

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Costa Rica is always great for family vacations, with its exotic wildlife, amazing nature, thrilling adventure tours, and of course, being the safest place to travel in 2016.

Families who travel to Costa Rica know that the charming Central American country is a fun, easy and safe family vacation destination. Costa Rica is not only a most recommended travel hotspot in the world; it also tops the list of safe places to travel in 2016.

Costa Rica is always a great place for families to travel with ki

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With Costa Rica’s most famous active volcano – Arenal – behaving quietly for the past three years, tourists to this Central American hotspot are looking elsewhere for exciting fireworks.

Arenal-Volcano-300x188.jpg?width=300There are actually six active volcanoes in Costa Rica, and another 61 that are dormant or extinct. For the past 50 years, Arenal was the country’s most active volcano; however, in 2010, the celebrated cone-shaped peak entered a “resting phase” – meaning that its daily and nightly fantastic eruptions have ceased f

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When traveling around Costa Rica, there’s nothing better after a big day of hiking, rafting, zip lining or other adventuring, than slipping gently into steamy thermal springs so hot they make you tingle all over. Decadent, sultry, igneous water laps your tired muscles into spaghetti-like relaxation. Finer still to have a frosty tropical fruit drink in hand. Lay your head back, steam rising all around you, and the cares of the world melt away.

SPRING-04-Tabacon-300x232.jpg?width=300Costa Rica’s hot springs are a popular vacation attrac

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Legend tells that when God made the world, after he finished painting the sky a brilliant pastel blue, he washed his brushes in a beautiful Costa Rican river, coloring the river the same intense sky blue.

Celeste-08-300x199.jpg?width=300Rio Celeste (Sky Blue River) is still revered as a sacred site by the indigenous Maleku tribe who live in this Northern Costa Rica region near the Tenorio Volcano. The river begins its journey as crystal clear water tumbling and flowing down the lush rainforest of Tenorio Volcano National Park;

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 Its always quite easy to have your safari arranged by a travel agent, but there is this one this that disturbs most safari tourists. What should i pack, how many clothes are needed on a safari? What shoes should i wear ? The answer is quite simple! Its not so hard to find the right safari clothes for what ever destination you are going to.
. Africa is blessed with different seasons and weather changes throughout the year. So your May safari wardrobe might not work so well in October.  May to Sep
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9296591870?profile=originalEmphasizing the power of Mother Nature with images of fiery lava and explosive ash plumes, volcanoes have lit up the world news lately.


Mt. Pavlof volcano in Alaska has been intensely erupting since Nov. 12, spewing ash clouds up to 30,000 feet above sea level. The lava flow from Kilauea Volcano advances slowly across the Big Island of Hawaii, continuing its 31 years of near-continuous eruptions.


Costa Rica’s volcanoes also are in the news. The sudden eruption of Turrialba Volcano on Oct. 29 was

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The wonders of Costa Rica

National Parks of Costa Rica

Some of the most important national parks in Costa Rica include Corcovado National Park in the Osa Peninsula, Piedras Blancas National Park on the Golfo Dulce, Marino Ballena National Marine Park in Uvita, Manuel Antonio of course, Carara, La Amistad, which goes deep into Panama also, Chirripo, Hitoy Cerere, Tortuguero, Barra del Colorado, Maquenque, Cahuita, Gandoca Manzanillo, Los Quetzales, Monteverde, Arenal, Ostional, Cano Negro, Palo Verde, La Cangreja, Barra de

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9008753288?profile=originalTall, impressive Volcano Arenal is at the top of everyone’s list of places to visit in Costa Rica. Towering above the rainforest that surround its base and the beautiful Lake Arenal, Volcano Arenal’s perfectly symmetrical conical shape makes it a stunning sight.

Even though Costa Rica’s most active volcano is taking a rest lately Arenal-map-300x225.gif?width=300from spewing lava, gas and ash nearly every day and night, standing close to an active volcano is still a thrilling experience. The much-loved volcano entered into an in

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Adventure beckons at the exceptional and exciting Hacienda Guachipelin Hotel in Costa Rica’s northern Pacific province of Guanacaste. Lying at the base of the active Rincon de la Vieja Volcano, Hacienda Guachipelin is a working horse and cattle ranch celebrating Guanacaste’s cowboy heritage in the heart of the savanna.
An average day at Hacienda Guachipelin … ride Costa Rican ranch horses to natural volcanic thermal springs, bounce down the fun rapids of Rio Negro on a rafting inner tube, hike

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We would be tempted to say that the best time to travel to Iceland would be in June, July and August but there  is  no best time actually.  Everything depends on what you are looking for.  Iceland in summer time and Iceland in winter time is two different countries.

In the summer time you have the day light 24h/24h,  that is magic.  You can cross the country from south to north or vise versa by the highlands.  You will see  incredible colors in the highlands -   you can rent a car and then visit

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Iceland: Life on the Brink


Iceland: Life on the Brink

Icelanders live on the edge.

In 1783 the Laki Volcano  in this glacier-covered country erupted in a violent and prolonged paroxysm, killing a fifth of the country's population.

For 10 months 30 billion tons of lava and sulfuric acid belched forth, creating a noxious haze that killed crops and livestock in Europe as it wound its deadly way west.

Some experts say it was this eruption that led to crop failures in distant France, setting the stage for the French Revolution

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Poas Volcano National Park, Costa Rica

In Costa Rica you can find many national parks and protected areas; being these, the main tourist highlights of each area. The most visited tourist destinations in the country are very close or into a national park area, for example Manuel Antonio with its national park, Monteverde with the cloud forest reserve and Fortuna with the Arenal Volcano National park. As you can see, one of the main reasons for visiting Costa Rica is the contact with nature and biodiversity offered all over the country
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Volcanoes can be defined scientifically as fissures on the surface (usually in a mountainous form) with a magma chamber attached to the mantle of a planet, periodically erupting forth lava and volcanic gases onto the surface. However, they are much more than just geological formations. They are part of beautiful scenarios and landscapes throughout the world, and known as natural attractive in many places.

Imagen-041-300x225.jpg?width=250In Costa Rica, there are around 112 volcanoes, some of the most popular are Arenal, Irazu an
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