Tag archives for Nicaragua

In a world that’s constantly evolving, it’s important to ask big questions about the future of travel and how we’re changing our planet by exploring it en masse. That’s why we asked 13 luminaries in their spheres–from David Byrne and Richard Branson to Pico Iyer and Digital Nomad Andrew Evans–to tackle 13 subjects we think are worth talking about as we count down to 2014.

Where are the manicured grounds where every blade of grass knows its place? Or the temperature-controlled rooms that seal guests off from the unknown beyond resort boundaries? Morgan’s Rock Ecolodge near San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua, is part of a growing trend to defy — and redefine — the all-inclusive archetype.

The Radar: Travel Lately

The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories with #NGTRadar. Check back on the blog each Wednesday for our Travel Lately roundup.

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in February.

Halfway up a mountain in northern Nicaragua, between the steep streets of Matagalpa and the deep valley of Jinotega, lies a 1,500-acre organic coffee farm called Selva Negra. It’s a place where the trees hang heavy with giant lemons, papayas, and passion fruit. Roosters crow, hawks ride the breeze over the hills, hummingbirds flit, and the cows are milked by hand every morning. Oh yeah, and the shade-grown coffee tastes like chocolate.

Photos: Where You Went

Our Facebook friends are always on the go. Here’s a taste of the places you and your fellow travelers have visited lately. If you haven’t found National Geographic Traveler on Facebook yet, please join us. Be sure to let us know where you’re off to each Friday, or just poke around for inspiration as you plan your next trip.

Photos: Where You Went

Our readers boast impressive travel résumés, which is why every Friday we ask you the same question on Facebook: Where are you traveling this weekend? See photos of where YOU went, and get inspired to plan your next trip. Photos by readers like you. Upload your favorite travel photos with a caption to Your Shot/Travel at ngm.com/yourshot. Tag all…

Photos: Where You Went

Our readers boast impressive travel résumés, which is why every Friday we ask you the same question on Facebook: Where are you traveling this weekend? See photos of where YOU went, and get inspired to plan your next trip. Photos by readers like you. Upload your favorite travel photos with a caption to Your Shot/Travel at ngm.com/yourshot. Tag all…

Winners Announced: Geotourism Challenge 2010

Ashoka Changemakers recently announced the winners of the third annual Geotourism Challenge.  In this year’s competition, “Places on the Edge: Saving Coastal and Freshwater Destinations,” Ashoka partnered with National Geographic and the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) to identify tourism-related projects that have made impressive strides in protecting the cultural and ecological integrity of coastal, waterway,…

Andrew Evans recounts his dashing Costa Rican border crossing. Stay tuned for Part II of the adventure. Mea maxima culpa, I have just committed the ultimate travel sin: I have visited too many countries in too short a time. If foreigners aren’t deriding Americans for traveling enough, they chide us for our propensity to skip…

Drink Up

This week the winner of Nicaragua‘s National Drink Contest will be announced at a gala reception at Managua’s Hotel Real InterContinental. The contest invited all Nicaraguan residents, from professional bartenders to amateur barflies, to submit recipes for cocktails involving rum (competition-sponsor Flor de Caña-brand only) that could act as the country’s alcoholic ambassador, along the…