Unspoiled Caribbean in Central America

“Needle-nosed ballyhoo fish leap from the water, lured by the wake as Capt. Bobby Halliday motors off Ambergris Caye. The turquoise waters here are so clear you can see blades of sea grass and lobster traps more than 20 feet below the surface. Halliday has been guiding fishing trips through these waters for years, making some customers so happy that they gave him the two 60 horsepower engines that power his boat, the Blanca Lilly. He slows to troll, and suddenly even more is visible below: Parrot fish. Angel fish. A 5-foot bull shark, silent as a shadow.”

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Puerto Rico positions itself for tourism boom

“Bride-to-be Megan Ziemba was weighing two Caribbean destinations for her winter wedding when the U.S. government stepped in and tipped the balance. nZiemba, a New Yorker, chose a colonial mansion in Puerto Rico, where her 100 guests won’t have to worry about a new passport requirement that has given the U.S. territory an edge in the crowded Caribbean tourism market.”

Link: http://edition.cnn.com

Great Railroad Journeys of the World

“Planes, ships, automobiles — they’re all great ways to travel. But
if you really want to understand where you are, rather than
materialize in your destination with brain slightly befuddled, take a
train. Watching the scenery unfold as you move from Point A to Point B
allows you to experience new places in real time, to get a sense of
where you are and where you’re going, undistracted by the need to
drive or read maps. And there’s nothing that says “adventure awaits” like the sound of a train’s whistle. All Aboard!”

Link: http://www.fodors.com