Finca Luna Nueva Lodge enjoys an almost unfair advantage over all other destinations:  location, location, location.  It’s simply at the ideal spot on the planet for biodiversity, positioned as it is near the continental divide of a fertile finger of land (the Panamanian Land Bridge) that connects two continents and two oceans.   Think of all…

The first lightning strike rips the sky in half and sends me running, shouting for my father. Fat tears drop down my eight-year old self’s face. I am frightened. Not for myself but for the rabbit and guinea pig I have at the bottom of the garden. “They must be so scared,” I wail at…

For me a favourite place isn’t defined by its landscape or its climate. Instead its defined by a feeling that simply can’t be put into words.  We are fortunate to be able to travel and to visit corners of the world which many will never see. Travel for us is a privilege but for some…

When I think about some of the places I want to visit on this planet, it’s mainly natural wonders of the world, the rainforests and the waterfalls. Compare that to the places I’ve visited and enjoyed and it’s mostly North American cities and theme parks with my family. While, one day, I’d love to tell…

We have all left our hearts in a place that was not our home. Travelling captures the imagination and inspires the soul. Our world has become smaller in recent decades thanks to the improvement of technology and transport, yet the planet suffers from a vast range of human impacts. The travel industry has been pushed…

I hear a shout in the distance, calling me to the night-blackened beach. This is it. The moment. The one I have been waiting for ever since we arrived here in Panama. The turtles are hatching. I take off running, trying to get to the hatchery as fast as I can. Shaking in exhilaration, I…

Would you be ready to go on a blind trip? I have always been excited about the possibility of traveling and not knowing where, such as going to the airport and taking the first plane that leaves. I am seduced by this formula of going on a trip to know the destination only at the…

I crave experiences that give me goose bumps. When I think of my favorite plane ride, I think of peering down at land that looks like molded clay; mountains rising in the center of islands, trees like little stalks of broccoli, and dry brown grass contrasted against moist tropical leaves. While the plane dipped lower,…

   Cap-Haitian goes by many names. Au Cap, O-kap, Cap Aysian, and, at one point not too long ago, “Paris of the Antillies”. The second largest city in Haiti, with its Carribean wealth and streets bearing French architecture, was lit with string lights, dotted with restaurant patios framed with vines overlooking the sea. The area…