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Palo Verde National Park—It's Hot!

COSTA RICA | Thursday, 22 Jul 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Views [19]

PALO VERDE NATIONAL PARK IS ONE of Costa Rica’s birding “hotspots”—more than 200 species of birds have been recorded here. Although we saw only 30 species today, Palo Verde was definitely a hotspot. The thermometer in our car ... Read more >

Big Bird, Little Bird

COSTA RICA | Sunday, 18 Jul 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Views [28]

THERE ARE LARGE BIRDS AND THERE ARE small birds. Summer isn’t the best time of year for birding in Costa Rica but we saw plenty of both on this rainy day at Arenal and, of course, Connie and I each have our favorites.     ... Read more >

Balkan Adriatic Coast Weeks 2B and 3: Albania, Montenegro, and Croatia

ALBANIA | Sunday, 18 Jul 2021 | By krodin | Views [33]

HMMM, never made it to the Illyrian Royal Tombs.  Even though I knew where to turn off from the main road, there were no signs on the back roads and I drove around on pot-holed dirt tracks for almost an hour, before giving up and asking for directions ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, history, museums, on the road

Arenal Volcano

COSTA RICA | Thursday, 15 Jul 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Views [29]

WE WEREN’T REALLY SURPRISED TO BE pulled over in a roadside check. This wasn’t our first time driving in Latin America, after all—we had been stopped three times on Christmas Day in Nicaragua back in ’07. But the officer didn’... Read more >

Photos: Kuranda

AUSTRALIA | Tuesday, 13 Jul 2021 | By kiwiaoraki | Photo Gallery

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Connie's Beach—It's a Secret!

COSTA RICA | Tuesday, 13 Jul 2021 | By graynomadsusa | Views [22]

IT’S CALLED PUNTO DE PLAYA PELENCHO on the map but to me it is “Connie’s Beach.” She “discovered” it on one of  her morning walks, a bumpy dirt road ending in a mile long cove of beach. The ATV tours sometimes ... Read more >

Photos: Yarrabah

AUSTRALIA | Sunday, 11 Jul 2021 | By kiwiaoraki | Photo Gallery

Indigenous community a short driving distance from Cairns, yet a world away...
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Adriatic Coast - Week 2 A, Northern Albania and Western North Macedonia

MACEDONIA | Thursday, 8 Jul 2021 | By krodin | Views [41]

Week 2a  - Adriatic Coast + Northern Albania to Western North Macedonia It turned out that Velipoje is right on the coast, and it was here that I found our hotel.  The dark grey sandy beach is extensive. It stretches from the town area about ... Read more >

Tags: beaches, cities, history, museums, towns

Photos: Magnetic Island

AUSTRALIA | Wednesday, 7 Jul 2021 | By kiwiaoraki | Photo Gallery

Koalas, wallabies, and a very peaceful air
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Photos: Western North Macedonia

MACEDONIA | Wednesday, 7 Jul 2021 | By krodin | Photo Gallery

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