How inspiration is producing a badly needed new tourism industry

How inspiration is producing a badly needed new tourism industry

DAY 6 —   Sometimes a vacation is more than a vacation. A vacation can inspire you to take a different path—or in some cases, inspire a new industry. That’s what happened when Clemente and Claire Poncon vacationed at Lapa Rios  Ecolodge on Costa Rica’s Osa...
Families discover benefits of ecotourism in Nicaragua

Families discover benefits of ecotourism in Nicaragua

DAY 5 — Eight year old Jake Rothstein and his sister Maddie, 5, are on vacation here in Nicaragua, but they spend the day before Thanksgiving at school.  Not their own school, though,  Gordon Rothstein and his wife Jennifer Zagofsky have taken their...
Six days in Nicaragua, the next family eco-travel destination?

Six days in Nicaragua, the next family eco-travel destination?

NICARAGUA — DAY ONE—I’m lying on a floating dock in Lake Nicaragua, the largest lake in Central America, talking to my daughter. Nothing odd about that except this is the first real conversation we’ve had in months, since she graduated from college and came to...