Category Archives: Central America & the Caribbean

Family Film of Pre-Castro Cuba

Like the Arnolds of TV’s “The Wonder Years,” my father’s family had a home movie camera. Beginning around 1946, birthdays, weddings, vacations, and other happenings would not escape the eye of the Super 8. There are hours of footage through … Continue reading

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Feeling Snowed In? Escape to Vieques.

If you live in the northern U.S. and are tired of snow, the threat of snow, and the media endlessly¬† blabbering about snow, chew on this: for as little as $180, and without a passport or visa, you can fly … Continue reading

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Barf Bags and Howler Monkeys in Costa Rica

In June 2008, I took a 13-day trip to Costa Rica. It was my first international trip in a year and a half, so I wanted to make it as relaxing as possible. Normally, when I travel to a foreign … Continue reading

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