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People & Boats: Jere and Kathy Lahey and their Lagoon 380

<b>Doo Wah Diddy Diddy</b><p>Like many sailors, my dream was to retire and live on a boat, spending winters in sunny, warm, exotic places. My wife, Kathy, was …

The Low-Down on Downwind Sails

Top-down furlers, designed to tame large, billowing downwind sails, have greatly reduced the sailhandling headaches faced by shorthanded crews, but …

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In Nicaragua, Explaining A Complicated Peace

Over the past few decades, Nicaragua has managed to remain peaceful while its neighbors, Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, have been besieged by violent crime.<p>While Honduras has become the murder capital of the world with a homicide rate of 90.4 per 100,000 people in 2012, Nicaragua's has …

Tens of thousands of Central American children are fleeing their homes — except in Nicaragua

Recently, a Nicaraguan folk dance group rehearsed at Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep, a Catholic school in San Francisco. Maria Caldera watched as her two little girls twirled across the stage in long, colorful skirts.<p>Caldera arrived in the US when she was just a girl. When she can, she visits her …

Taking the Kids -- to a new eco hotspot, Nicaragua

I'm talking to my daughter.<p>Even better, she doesn't have that annoyed don't-nag-me-mom tone in her voice. It's one of those vacation afternoons I wish would last forever -- sunny skies, no place to be, no arguing and best of all, my youngest daughter all to myself.<p>That hasn't happened in the months …

Nicaragua’s legendary surf camps

Less crowded than Costa Rica and safer than El Salvador, Nicaragua’s Pacific Coast offers big swells, cheap lodging and free-flowing cervezas for the perfect surf-camp combo.<p>The first step in learning to surf is figuring out how to let go. And there is no place better to let it all slip away than …

Why Nicaragua is A Perfect Destination For Adventure Lovers

<i>Nicaragua</i><p>Looking for some adventures in Nicaragua? One of the things that attracted me to Nicaragua was its numerous volcanoes. I love volcanoes! …

Cabin on an ecological reserve in Masatepe, Nicaragua

Cabin on an ecological reserve in Masatepe, Nicaragua.<p>Contributed by Alex Schoemann.

What to do with One Day in San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua

San Juan Del Sur, Nicaragua<p>Famous for it’s waves and great surfing San Juan Del Sur has attracted a lot of attention recently. With the new Survivor …

Mukul Beach, Golf Spa - Nicaragua Nestled on...

<b>Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa - Nicaragua</b><p>Nestled on Nicaragua’s Emerald Coast, in the exclusive beach community of Guacalito de la Isla, Mukul is a …

Nicaragua on Horseback: Riding in San Juan del Sur

[box]Our editor, Elica Sue, recently returned from a trip to Nicaragua, where she traveled all over the country. Today she shares her experience in …

13 Reasons To Get To Nicaragua Before Everyone Discovers It

Ahh, Central America. While most travelers spend their time plotting escapes to Europe or Southeast Asia, this little nugget sits unassumingly right under their noses (literally -- it's pretty much directly south, and a shorter flight than you'd think).<p>And Nicaragua may just be the best nation in …

Nicaragua exalta a Rubén Darío a un año del Centenario de su muerte

La mañana del 6 de febrero se realizó la misa y colocación de ofrendas florales en la tumba de Rubén Darío que está ubicada en la catedral de León, …

Domingos de fiesta pura en San Juan del Sur

Es domingo en San Juan del Sur y grupos de jóvenes energéticos se pasean con camisetas negras con letras. “Sunday Funday Pool Cra...

Popoyo y los surfistas, "amor a primera ola"

La calidad y potencia de sus olas y las condiciones climáticas de playa Popoyo (Rivas) han cautivado a los 180 surfistas que compiten en el Mu...