Costa Rica: The Caribbean Coast v. the Pacific Coast

Costa Rica: The Caribbean Coast v. the Pacific Coast

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September 23, 2013

There are many differences between Costa Rica’s Caribbean and Pacific Coasts. The Caribbean coast stretches for some 125 miles between Panama and Nicaragua. The region is sparsely populated, but has splendid beaches, excellent fishing, great water sports and it gives endless opportunities for getting close to nature.

New Zealand: The Best Place to Find Sun All Winter

New Zealand: The Best Place to Find Sun All Winter

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November 29, 2012

I’m just back from New Zealand and the lazy days of early summer in the southern hemisphere. I’m wishing I could have stayed the entire season. No apologies for using capitals: This was The Best Trip Ever. Right now, I’m longing for another day on a fishing boat and lunch under a winery’s leafy trellis. I want to loll in a hot pool listening to the birdsong of the bush...

Video Postcard: Vitoria—A Charming City in Spain’s Basque Country

Video Postcard: Vitoria—A Charming City in Spain’s Basque Country

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August 4, 2011

In this video, IL editor Glynna Prentice visits Vitoria, a charming mid-sized city (population about 236,000) in Spain’s Basque country.Vitoria is in the green, mountainous interior of northern Spain, about a 45-minute drive south of Bilbao, the industrial port city on Spain’s north coast. Vitoria (or Victoria-Gasteiz...