Taking the Kids — on an adventure in Belize
Cave tubing in Belize

Taking the Kids — on an adventure in Belize

Lucy and Mick Fleming, a young adventurous couple, spontaneously bought an overgrown 140-acre farm and citrus orchard on the Macal River in Belize after meeting the owner in a bar in Belize City, about a two-hour drive away

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Last day in Nicaragua: how inspiration is producing a badly needed new tourism industry
Melanie's organic garden at Morgan's Rock

Last day in Nicaragua: how inspiration is producing a badly needed new tourism industry

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 Peninsula.

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American families discover the values and benefits of ecotourism in Nicaragua
Horseback riding on the beach at Morgans Rock

American families discover the values and benefits of ecotourism in Nicaragua

At Morgan's Rock, one family visits a local school to donate supplies the day before Thanksgiving, while others visit the farm for a look at the cows, chickens and ducks and a breakfast feast of fresh eggs, gallo pinto and hand-made tortillas.

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At Morgan’s Rock in Nicaragua, far from your typical family beach resort
Suspension bridge between lobby and casitas at Morgans Rock

At Morgan’s Rock in Nicaragua, far from your typical family beach resort

Morgan’s Rock in southwest Nicaragua is about as far from a typical beach resort as you can get, from waking up to the howler monkeys to activities that include jungle walks, horseback riding on the beach and zip lining nearby.

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Six days in Nicaragua, the next family eco-travel destination?
View from belltower of La Merced church in Granada Nicaragua

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

We’ve followed our 22-year-old daughter Melanie here to Nicaragua, which many say is poised to become the next eco tourist’s must-see destination with volcanoes, cloud forests, pristine beaches and tiny eco resorts like Jicaro Island Ecolodge.

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